September 2021 - Digital Ethics | Internet Governance | Self-regulation

Trust as Enabler for Digitalization: Call for Contributions

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

Developing Trust in Digitalization: Call for Contributions

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Trust as the basis for successful digital transformation

For the digital society and digital economy of the future to be a place where we'd all like to be, we need to work together now as an industry to achieve trustworthy systems. This includes not only security - it also includes having failsafes to protect systems and data, 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

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 December 2021, 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: 10 November 2021

Submission date for Part II: 24 November 2021. 

Contributions can take the form of:

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

Topic areas:

Standardization & quality assurance mechanisms

  • AI, IoT, Smart X, Connected Car, etc. - Developing safe, ethical & transparent services
  • Security, encryption & authentication - Keeping digital services safe
  • Quality assurance for data centers

Secure & reliable digital infrastructure

  • Providing a safe environment for users and data
  • Ensuring data availability


Internet governance & ethics in digitalization

  • Data protection & privacy
  • Digital identity
  • Self regulation
  • Trust-oriented workplace culture


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

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


  • 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.
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