THE INSTITUTE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
IN THE DIGITAL AGE (I4ADA)
The Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age (I4ADA) was founded in 2017 with the mission to ensure that those issues and concerns do not undermine the Internet’s potential for increasing access to knowledge, spreading global tolerance and understanding, and promoting sustainable prosperity.
In pursuit of its mission of helping the world derive maximum benefit from the internet, the Institute is dedicated to helping create a fair and balanced framework of best practice and, where necessary, regulation. Among other activities, these are the main activities of the Institute:
- Create awareness for Accountability in the Digital Age
- Host a global multi-stakeholder community
- Provide knowledge sharing on Accountability in the Digital Age
- Explore and develop 21st Century instruments for Accountability
The Institute will pursue its objectives by building ongoing dialogue, both structured and informal, among participants in the internet environment. By building and maintaining a network at national and international level bringing together stakeholders and organizing activities, meetings and congresses to highlight, support and facilitate accountability nationally and internationally. These stakeholders represent participants from civil society, academia, the business technology community, lawyers and policy-makers.
The Institute does not ‘own’ the discussion on Accountability in the Digital Age. It merely wants to act as a catalyst for a global discussion.
The I4ADA is established as a non-profit foundation under Dutch law. It is governed by its ‘Code of Rules’ and the I4ADA Board of Directors’ Code of Conduct. The I4ADA structure reflects the principle of transparent leadership and control, while ensuring openness, participation and equality for business and associates members, who support the I4ADA financially.
The Hague Charter for Accountability in the Digital Age
The ‘The Hague Charter for Accountability in the Digital Age‘ (HCADA) were drafted by the Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age (I4ADA) in collaboration with UNESCO and the city of The Hague to offer a guideline and reference for future discussions on Accountability in the Digital Age. The HCADA may form the basis for the development of instruments on regional, national and international level to uphold Accountability in the Digital Age. I4ADA assumes that adopting the principles will be done on a voluntary basis.
On Friday June 1st 2018 the I4ADA organized the first public consultation of these concept HCADA with the delegates of the Summit. The aim was to assess if these concept HCADA would offer value to the global discussion on Accountability in the Digital Age. The overall assessment of the delegates was that a set of principles would indeed support this discussion.
The feedback given during the Summit and the subsequent offline feedback and suggestions provided after the Summit has resulted in a first version of the HCADA.
Please follow the link to the pdf of version 1.0 of the HCADA.
The I4ADA, as the custodians of the HCADA, has now taken upon itself to organize further public consultations on version 1.0 of the text. The objective of the public consultations is to gain feedback on the text. We invite the global multi-stakeholder community to provide their input. In addition to the online feedback option, I4ADA will organize face to face public consultations. The feedback and results of the public consultations will be posted on this website.
- Please, email feedback to: HCADA@i4ada.org
The Hague Summit for
November 6-7th 2019 – Peace Palace – The Hague
The people behind I4ADA
Institute for Accountability in the Digital Age (I4ADA)
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