After the U.S. elections, protecting vital democratic processes from nation state-led cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns is on everyone’s mind. Governments, companies, non-profits and others worldwide have a critical part to play in addressing disinformation and election interference broadly.
These challenging times highlight the importance of ensuring that people can trust the information they see online. With the European Democracy Action Plan publication, the EU is taking the lead in setting standards for a safer and trustworthy online environment, safeguarding our fundamental values in an increasingly complex online environment.
Microsoft invites you to join us in a discussion on the opportunities and challenges regarding the implementation of one of the main pillars of the Action Plan – countering disinformation.
15:00 – 15:05
Introduction by Casper Klynge, Vice-President, European Government Affairs, Microsoft
15:05 – 15:15
Keynote by Morten Løkkegaard, MEP, INGE Vice-Chair of the INGE Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
EMEA Director, Corporate Affairs, HPE
15:15 – 16:00
Code of Practice on disinformation – best practices and the way forward
Deputy Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
16:00 – 16:15
16:15 – 16:25
16:25 – 16:30
Prof. Dr. Boris Otto
Member of the Interim Management Team and acting Interim CTO of the GAIA-X AISBL (under incorporation)
MEP & Vice Chair of INGE Committee
Head of Unit, Media Convergence and Social Media, DG CNECT
Vice President, European Government Affairs
Director of Technology Operations
Europe Policy Officer
Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
This event is complimentary to attend.
This event will take place using Forum Europe’s virtual solution. For more details on our virtual solution, please visit forum-europe.com.