01 September 2016
31 October 2019
The growing complexity of the digital ecosystem in combination with increasing global risks entail the danger that enforcing cybersecurity may bypass other fundamental values like equality, fairness or privacy, whereas downplaying cybersecurity would undermine citizens’ trust and confidence in the digital infrastructure. For tackling this challenge, the European Commission has chosen the CANVAS Consortium – Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity – to unify technology developers with legal and ethical scholar and social scientists to approach the challenge how cybersecurity can be aligned with European values and fundamental rights. Within three years, CANVAS aims to bring together stakeholders from key areas of the European Digital Agenda – the health system, business/finance, and law enforcement/national security – for discussing challenges and solutions when aligning cybersecurity with ethics. A special focus of CANVAS is on raising awareness on the ethics of cybersecurity through teaching in academia and industry.