IGF 2019 WS #333 Datengovernance for digital mobility

Organizer 1: Walter Palmetshofer, Open Knowledge Foundation
Organizer 2: Evelyn Bodenmeier, THF

Speaker 1: Walter Palmetshofer, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Dieter Klumpp, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Saadya Windhauer, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 4: Maximillian Richter, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Policy Question(s): 

In the entire arena of actors, digital mobility is currently on the verge of setting a course for the socially compatible design of digitisation that has not been possible since the beginning of the Internet ('trial-and-error'). The collective term 'digital mobility' summarises a large number of aspects of digitisation in the field of transport and mobility, which have been internationally referred and analyzed over the past 30 years as 'traffic telematics', 'e-traffic', 'intelligent road', 'multimodal transport use', 'safe vehicle communication' and 'safe vehicle communication', digital mobility in 'smart cities', 'automation of vehicles' and the Autonomous Driving'.
Further subareas for users - such as the mobile and location-based digital services - are thus above the narrow limits of the transport sector is definitively included under digital mobility.

The objectives in the actor arena of digitisation are formulated in unison:
Innovative data architectures with Big Data and AI data processing, new propulsion units, new traffic mix possibilities and cost-effective sensors such as actuators for automated driver support through to autonomous vehicles will reduce the number of accidents and pursue the goals of maintaining the mobility of people and property as well as traffic-related mitigation of climate change impacts.

According to the worldwide reaction, the business location with a European data protection concept can even play an innovative pacemaker role for infrastructures and Data architecture.

In the agendas for digitisation, too little attention has so far been paid to the fact that in the case of future digital mobility not only the expansion or improvement of already existing digital networks need and will be improved, but also the development of disruptive new conception is necessary and also possible in terms of time.

The EU Transport Commissioner has recently announced a legal act that will come into force in the summer of 2019 and is intended to provide stakeholders with planning certainty. Here, important decisions for 'Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems' with compatible infrastructures (WLAN, 5G, C-ITS boxes) and the necessary data governance are under discussion.

With this legal act, the Commission wants to "ensure that the personal data of the driver and keeper are not misused (and) any personal data, such as the geographical location (location data), are only used to increase road safety and are not provided by third parties". can be abused".

The use of data in digital mobility should "comply with the stringent
restrictions of the EU-DSVGO". The project will contribute to a cross-stakeholder and societal shaping of digital mobility. Otherwise, the continuation of current conflicts, including data scandals, is inevitable.

Example of policy questions are:
- Should a basic service for vehicle location data, e.g. in a trustee organization, be developed in consideration of the existing business models in order to to ensure the necessary data protection by design?

- Should the necessary cooperation between European manufacturers, equipment suppliers and operators be based on a fully transparent EU antitrust framework?

- Should the data trade of private providers with personalised location data be strictly regulated or even prohibited?

- In view of the EU copyright reform, should OpenStreetMap be supported under transparent and clear framework conditions for applications in the location data service?

- Should a computer-autonomous generation of initial suspicions possible with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence be prevented especially in real time due to location tracking?

The workshop will develop further key questions for stakeholders on data governance in digital mobility
practical recommendations for framework conditions are formulated in the Discourse Report. This contributions from the entire arena are open-ended from an analytical point of view and could play a crucial point for further reports.

Relevance to Theme: Data governance in digital mobility analyses the focal points of current research and discussion across the board as part of a comprehensive digital order that is currently emerging. The necessary EU and worldwide harmonization in the political, legal, economic and social framework conditions must be developed, e.g. in the area of data economics, data architecture or data responsibility.
(On the EU level for example the delegated regulation (EU) 2017/1926 of 31 May 2017 with regard to the provision of EU-wide multimodal travel information or the new open data directive 2018/0111(COD))

Covering the areas data protection, privacy protection, data security and data trading in mobility sector with questions like who owns the data, how can it be share it when you want to protect the privacy of the users and but also have to have comfort traffic.

The workshop will contribute to a cross-stakeholder and societal shaping of digital mobility in Europe (at least especially in Germany, Austria and Finland)

For this we think a workshop at the IGF would be perfect.

Relevance to Internet Governance: We bring a multinational and diverse group and their inputs (e.g. various NGOs, employees from the transport ministries - Austria, Germany and Finnland -, vehicle industry, network operators, mobility service providers, traffic planners) to IGF in Berlin to further dicuss the shaping of society data governance for digital mobility, especially the framework conditions for data protection, privacy protection, data security and data trading.

We are already working on a internal group from all 3 sectors to address the mobiliy sector (from micromobility to hazard transportation goods) and data question related to data protection, privacy, trading, trust, ownership and services.


Break-out Group Discussions - Round Tables - 90 Min

Description: We would present our current research (couple of years) and policy frame work and as well as current findings of the research project Datdigmob and the transport, open data and mydata research groups and community in Austria, Finnland and Germany for 20 minutes and than have a roundtable for the discussion, feedback and further alliances.

Expected Outcomes: The long-term goal is a safe, sustainable and trustworthy infrastructure for the mobility of people and goods. From the expertise of the project partners and the expert interviews, a discussion report is produced which is presented at at the IGF 2019 workshop and should be discussed with further stakeholders in Berlin. From this, the points of view of the stakeholders among themselves as well as with the civil society and the scientific experts are presented and summarised in recommendations for transportation ministeries. Primarily feedback from other stakeholders of the conference and also creating long-term working group and networks for this goal.
The outcome of the workshop should also make the way to the Finnish EU presidency.

Onsite Moderator: 

Walter Palmetshofer, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Online Moderator: 

Walter Palmetshofer, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)


Walter Palmetshofer, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Discussion Facilitation: 

We have a professional facilitator for this workshop to encourage particaption.

Online Participation: 

We already have interest for this session from Finnish transport community people from Finland who will not be able to make to Berlin.

Proposed Additional Tools: Moderated Videostream, online questions and comments via https://screen.io/en/ and and collaborative live documentation via pad.okfn.de
(Both things used for mydata conference in Helsinki and 35c3 conference)


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