Shift Print

Writings on what makes Europe and the world tech

As the saying goes, truth is the first casualty of war. In 2022, it’s also unfettered internet and technology access. In this article I argue that the Trust Zones framework helps contextualize technology sanctions in/from Russia and might forecast the future of the global digital stack.

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This #discoveries instalment combines different topics and it was very interesting reading everyone of them. Here we go for what might be the last one of the year.

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The core argument in this post is that the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine should be extended/adapted to the digital space in the face of surveillance (tech) industrialism. Countries that have an intricate understanding of the privacy and security implications as well as the monetary value of the digital economy should share knowledge and tools with others countries to spread digital sovereignty.

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The common theme for this week's #discoveries is open and decentralized technologies. I'm passionate about this space as I've worked in companies using these technologies for a long time and I'm excited to write the following news.

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The #discoveries below really capture the essence of Shift Print. Each week (less so in the summer :) it explores the intersection of technology, politics and society and this dispatch covers the following:

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In the European context the term digital sovereignty is complicated. There are many parties to the discourse and they refer to different aspects when using the term. This post is the first, in a two part series, that aims to untangle it.

It does so by (re)introducing multiple terms within to name a sovereignty as related to the digital in accordance with the relevant tech stack.

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Summer hits differently after almost a year of lockdown so hopefully these #discoveries make up for the 📻 silence in the past two weeks.

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There are some links between the #discoveries below and the previous pieces on the geopolitics of home office, Web 3.0 digital economy and digital sovereignty history.

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To measure progress by governments and companies towards digital sovereignty in the EU a clear metric has to be relied on. This is where the digital self determination index comes in.

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That the following #discoveries draw from more than one region, made the short collection below very interesting. Without further ado:

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