Founded in 2020 by Cory Robinson, the Nordic Privacy Center, based in Sweden, 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. Our partners include the Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE) among others.
The Nordic Privacy Center has established a diverse and multi-disciplinary steering board, consisting of members representing industry, policy, trade unions, and academia from the Nordic region.
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".