Mikkel Flyverbom appointed member of Dataetisk råd (Data Ethics Council)


Mikkel Flyverbom

Mikkel Flyverbom appointed to Dataetisk Råd

Professor MSO Mikkel Flyverbom has been appointed a member of Dataetisk Råd (the Data Ethics Council). The members were appointed in early April by the Danish government, who decided to establish the Data Ethics Council in connection with the government initiative ‘Digital Service i Verdensklasse’ (World class digital service) last year.


The Data Ethics Council
The Data Ethics Council, which will be an independent body, consists of a chairman and 11 members.
The purpose of the Council is to participate in the public debate about data ethics,

assist companies and the public sector in their responsible employment of data, and advice the government, Folketinget, and public authorities on data ethical issues. Read more about the Data Ethics Council in the Minstry of Finance press release (in Danish).


Making wise decisions
Concerning his role in the Council, Mikkel Flyverbom explains: ‘How data is used and abused is one of the key challenges we face in a digital and datafied society. As member of the Data Ethics Council, I will focus on the importance of developing responsible approaches in this area, and do what I can to remind our government, ministers and public institutions of the urgency and scope of these questions. Our ways of working with data will have far-reaching consequences for our society and we need to make wise decisions.’


Mikkel Flyverbom, who is Academic Director of the Digital Transformations Platform, was also appointed a member of Djøf’s ‘TechDK’ commission in January (read more).


For further information, please contact Mikkel Flyverbom, mf.msc@cbs.dk.


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