Waag: reaction to Dutch coalition agreement

Waag's reaction on the Dutch government plans for 2021-2025: Waag is excited to see the use of the word digitalisation in the new coalition agreement. This is new, and a step in the right direction. Now, we feel it's time to expand this towards seeking representation for Digital Matters on a ministerial level.

Waag pointed out six points of attention for the new government. They can be read in Dutch, but here is an overview:

  1. Appoint a minister of Digital Matters.
  2. Address digital illiteracy.
  3. Make digital infrastructure sustainable.
  4. The Privacy Authority needs more money and a more broad mandate.
  5. It is important and urgent to establish an official algorithm supervisor.
  6. Digital identity should be implemented safely and with the preservation of our freedom.

 

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