“Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.” is stated within article 1 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. This document is the result of historical evolutions in the rule of law with respect to human rights, originating in 1948 with the Declaration of Human Rights and the creation of the United Nations.
Today we face global challenges, where sovereignties and personal identities are challenged, amongst others, through digitalization. The foundational values that touch upon our own dignity, as well as those of the tribes we belong to, need to be redefined in order to assure we build the societies we can proudly pass onto our children.
2018 is undoubtedly the year of Ethics. Which values should digital ethics reflect, beyond article 1 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU to assure we all move forward in the same direction?