Founded in 2020 by Cory Robinson, the Nordic Privacy Center, based in Stockholm, is a research-based, multi-stakeholder non-profit focused on privacy & personal data in areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), & e-health. We are proudly supported by the EFF & the Association of Nordic Engineers.
While other countries or regions report trust, transparency, and openness as important values, the Nordics are truly unique with reportedly high levels of all three values. The sharing of these values creates a shared cultural identity (1) and globally-unique region, with the world's oldest regional partnership (2). High levels of trust (3-4), transparency (5-6), and openness (7) allow development and adoption of technologies not possible in other regions (for example, BankID, an eID system, or Swish, a payment service). As an example, the Nordics have some shared values even in regard to AI (8).
Humanity. Ethics. Privacy. Respect. Dignity.
Ultimately, we are guided by Nordic values to strengthen democratic institutions and encourage societal trust in humans and organizations, following the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, GDPR, and EU's HLEG "Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence".
The Nordic Privacy Center is ecstatic & fortunate to have a large, diverse international network of collaborators. Official information regarding these collaborations and partners will be posted in the end of June.
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