Governments across Europe are pursuing a range of digitalisation projects to improve the provision of public services. But as Jessica Breaugh, Gerhard Hammerschmid, Maike Rackwitz and Ridhima Singh note, the involvement of private companies in this process raises important questions about the potential impact on public values.Read more
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CIVICA Research gathers experts from the eight-member CIVICA alliance to contribute knowledge and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
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Digital technology now plays an important role in migration and border enforcement across Europe. Ludivine Sarah Stewart writes that while this technology comes with certain advantages, there is a risk that over-reliance on private technology companies for the management of migration could undermine public values such as accountability and participation.Read more
How are private providers of digital technology in education impacting traditional public values? This is the second blog post discussing the research from the collaborative research project DigiPublicValues: Preserving Public Values in Privatised Digital Systems.
Justice systems across Europe are increasingly becoming ‘digitised’, with greater use of technology in the administration of the law. But does this process have a downside? Drawing on experiences in Italy and the UK, Giulia Gentile and Giovanni De Gregorio argue that over-reliance on private technology companies risks undermining the ‘publicness’ of justice systems.Read more