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Values and ethics in Innovation for Responsible Technology in EUrope

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Project "VIRT-EU" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Denmark [DK]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙999˙951 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙951 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT))
 Code Call H2020-ICT-2016-1
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2019-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    POLITECNICO DI TORINO IT (TORINO) participant 295˙008.00
4    UPPSALA UNIVERSITET SE (UPPSALA) participant 284˙161.00
5    Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design DK (KOBENHAVN) participant 267˙500.00
6    OPEN RIGHTS UK (LONDON) participant 204˙125.00


 Project objective

The networked future promises new relationships between people and artifacts, the private and the public, the individual and the collective. The increased networking capabilities of pervasive technologies mean that of personal data are being produced, analyzed, monetized and connected to other data streams in ways that hold both enormous potential and pose profound challenges for European society. Recent policy, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation, reflects mounting public concerns around emerging data practices, RRI, data ethics and privacy. VIRT-EU addresses these concerns at the point of design through researching and intervening upon the development cultures and ethics of the next-generation IoT innovators. We ask how do European IoT innovators and developers make ethically consequential decisions – about code, hardware and data – for new connective devices? What assumptions about human behavior, privacy and freedom underpin European cultures of IoT innovation? Leveraging state of the art collaborative SSH and ICT methodological innovations, VIRT-EU will analyze and map the ethical practices of European hardware and software entrepreneurs, maker and hacker spaces, and community innovators. Our goals are to (1) understand how IoT innovators enact ethics as they design future devices and to (2) generate a new framework for Privacy, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment (PESIA), which will proactively position ethical self-assessments in the development process of IoT technologies. These tools, informed by legal approaches, data mining, quantitative and qualitative social science and design research serve to secure a place for societal concerns in the generation of new technologies, engaging societal stakeholders in ensuring a digital future which is populated by innovative devices and services that are explicitly aligned with, and conscious of, the ethical and social values held by EU citizens.


List of deliverables.
Quantitative technical report Documents, reports 2020-04-25 00:55:57
Porject Final Report Documents, reports 2020-04-25 00:55:43
Social media reporting of theoretical and legal insights Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-25 00:38:57
PESIA scenarios Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-25 00:41:36
Scripts and materials for workshops Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-25 00:41:57
Open-access data repository Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-25 00:55:30
Second Report - PESIA methodology Documents, reports 2020-04-25 00:39:13
Engagement and discussion scripts draft Other 2020-04-25 00:41:20
Social media dissemination of findings Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-25 00:40:14
Final report on PESIA Documents, reports 2020-04-25 00:39:38
Prototype tool concepts Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-25 00:38:44
Academic dissemination Documents, reports 2020-04-25 00:39:55
Public communication of in-depth research Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2020-04-25 00:38:32
PESIA prototypes Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-04-25 00:40:29
Academic publications Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:31:45
Dissemination Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:26:49
Open Research Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-31 16:31:47
Social media reporting of progress in exploratory phase of the project Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 16:31:57
Annual Report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:31:48
Exploratory phase report and specifications for in-depth research activities Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:31:54
Innovation and Open Access Management Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:31:47
First report - limits of GDPR and innovation opportunities Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:27:30
VIRT-EU gateway Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 16:31:45
Mid-Term Report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:31:48
Management and Quality Plan Documents, reports 2019-05-31 16:27:27

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of VIRT-EU deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Viktor Hargitai, Irina Shklovski, Andrzej Wasowski
Going Beyond Obscurity
published pages: 1-22, ISSN: 2573-0142, DOI: 10.1145/3274335
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 2/CSCW 2020-02-05
2019 Alison B Powell, Funda Ustek-Spilda, Irina Shklovski
Virtue, Capability and Care: Beyond the consequentialist imaginary
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2018 Alison B Powell
Moral Orders in Contribution Cultures
published pages: 513-529, ISSN: 1753-9129, DOI: 10.1093/ccc/tcy023
Communication, Culture and Critique 11/4 2020-02-05
2018 Maria Samantha Esposito
L’impatto del trattamento sui diritti e le libertà delle persone fisiche: una valutazione alla luce della giurisprudenza delle autorità garanti italiana e spagnola
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Regolare la tecnologia: il Reg. UE 2016/679 e la protezione dei dati personali. Un dialogo fra Italia e Spagna 2020-02-05
2019 Andreas Kotsios, Matteo Magnani, Davide Vega, Luca Rossi, Irina Shklovski
An Analysis of the Consequences of the General Data Protection Regulation on Social Network Research
published pages: 1-22, ISSN: 2469-7818, DOI: 10.1145/3365524
ACM Transactions on Social Computing 2/3 2020-02-05
2019 Funda Ustek-Spilda, Alison Powell, Selena Nemorin
Engaging with ethics in Internet of Things: Imaginaries in the social milieu of technology developers
published pages: 205395171987946, ISSN: 2053-9517, DOI: 10.1177/2053951719879468
Big Data & Society 6/2 2020-02-05
2018 Oscar H. Gandy, Selena Nemorin
Toward a political economy of nudge: smart city variations
published pages: 1-15, ISSN: 1369-118X, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2018.1477969
Information, Communication & Society 2019-06-11
2017 Piotr Bródka, Anna Chmiel, Matteo Magnani and Giancarlo Ragozini
Quantifying layer similarity in multiplex networks:a systematic study
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 Alessandro Mantelero
Regulating big data. The guidelines of the Council of Europe in the context of the European data protection framework
published pages: 584-602, ISSN: 0267-3649, DOI: 10.1016/j.clsr.2017.05.011
Computer Law & Security Review 33/5 2019-06-11
2017 Alessandro Mantelero
Towards a Big Data regulation based on social and ethical values. The Guidelines of the Council of Europe/Hacia una regulación de los datos masivos basada en valores sociales y éticos. Las directrices del Consejo de Europa
published pages: vol. 41, pp. 67-, ISSN: 1886-5887, DOI: 10.1344/rbd2017.41.19911
Revista De Bioética Y Derecho, Perspectivas Bioéticas 2019-06-11
2018 Alessandro Mantelero
AI and Big Data: A blueprint for a human right, social and ethical impact assessment
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:

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