July 2022 - Digital Ethics | Security

Driving Digitalization through Trust: Call for Contributions

Call for contributions from eco member companies and specialists on trust in digital services and taking responsibility for ethical digitalization.

Driving Digitalization through Trust: Call for Contributions

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Without trust, digital transformation cannot succeed

We are seeing now the development of applications, systems and infrastructure that will pave the way to the digital society and digital economy of the future. As these are imagined, developed and implemented, it is essential to ensure that these systems are trustworthy. This includes not only security – it also includes having resiliency and failsafes to protect systems and data, it means being able to control access rights and authenticate users, it means balancing business benefits with consumer needs and rights, it means compliance with law for the protection of users, it means equal rights of access to information and participation and the protection of the most vulnerable members of society

Beyond that, it means ensuring that areas of the economy can digitalize their business models and processes with support and the right solutions for a sustainable transformation – sustainable ecologically, socially, and economically

What is needed to increase the level of trust in the digital environment, and how are you supporting this?

For the Issue on Trust in November 2022, dotmagazine welcomes articles from members, partners, and customers of the eco Association/DE-CIX Group that showcase how the digital society and digital economy of today and tomorrow can be protected so that it can thrive.

  • Submission date for Part I: 23 September 2022
  • Submission date for Part II: 14 October 2022. 


Topic Areas

We’d welcome stories looking at the power of trust to drive digitalization from the perspectives of:

Creating the digital society we want to live in

  • Data protection & privacy
  • Digital identity
  • Self regulation
  • Trust-oriented workplace culture
  • Making digital space safe for all

Standardization & quality assurance

  • AI, IoT, Smart X, Connected Car, etc. - Developing safe, ethical & transparent services
  • Security, encryption & authentication - Keeping digital services safe
  • Certifications for trusted digital services

Secure, reliable & resilient digital infrastructure

  • Providing a safe environment for users and data
  • Ensuring data availability
  • Shared infrastructure
  • Redundancy and resilient connectivity


Contributions can take the form of

  • Articles offering advice or tips & tricks (link to template)
  • Case studies (link to template)
  • Interviews


You have a related burning topic that doesn’t fit into the categories above? Talk to us! dotmagazine@eco.de

Please note: your contribution should not be too technical – the focus should be more on the strategic level.

How to submit a contribution

  • Given that the goal of the eco Association – as publisher of dotmagazine – is the responsible shaping of the Internet, promoting diversity is in our deepest interest. To boost the profile of women in the Internet industry, we are particularly keen to have the voices of women heard in our industry insights. We therefore especially welcome articles, quotes, and case studies which are (co-)written by, feature or quote Women in Tech.
  • For information on dotmagazine style requirements, please see the eco Guidelines for Contributors. By submitting a contribution to dotmagazine, you agree to these guidelines.
  • For the purposes of planning, please contact dotmagazine@eco.de before submitting a contribution.
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