„WE CALL FOR DIGITAL FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS!“ – Dialogue with the DigitalCharter Initiative from Germany/EU

New forms of automation, AI, prediction and control of human behavior, mass surveillance, robotics as well as concentration of power among governmental and non-governmental actors and platforms evoke challenges to our fundamental rights, values and norms. How can we face these challenges?

Net activists, politicians, scientists, writers, journalists, media managers and civil rights activists from Germany have founded a Digital Charter Initiative under the umbrella of the ZEIT-Foundation. They call for a general and legally binding written record of fundamental rights in the digital world at the European level – and maybe beyond. A first draft was published and presented to the European Parliament and the German Government. 

Members of the initiative will present and discuss the draft and idea during a fireside chat. Afterwards we invite you for a reception to elaborate the topics. 

We invite you to discuss the idea of the Charter in order to identify similarities and differences as well as possible allies.

More information of the project: https://digitalcharta.eu/sprachen/

Agenda and speaker-list will follow.

The evening will be hosted by the ZEIT Foundation based in Hamburg/Germany in cooperation with HanaHaus Palo Alto.


The non-profit Zeit-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius supports projects in the fields of research and science, art and culture as well as education and society. It was established in 1971 by the publisher Gerd Bucerius, who co-founded the weekly newspaper "Die ZEIT".