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How secure are the dig­i­tal devices used in medicine?

Sebas­t­ian Welke 

The dig­i­tal devel­op­ment in med­i­cine has been rapid and is rem­i­nis­cent of Hux­ley’s “Brave new world”. Be it the dig­i­tal health card or file, data dona­tions for can­cer research, the var­i­ous health apps, the many dig­i­tal pros­the­ses that com­mu­ni­cate with nerve tracts or even med­ica­tion that can be inter­faced with our smart­phone. One thing is cer­tain: The med­ical field is being trans­formed. But just how secure are these sys­tems? What risk do hack­ers pose?

In the lat­est of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and IT-Expert Sebas­t­ian Welke talk about infor­ma­tion secu­ri­ty in med­i­cine, its chances and the risks involved.


Are work and a guar­an­teed basic income mutu­al­ly exclu­sive or do they have a future together?

Prof. Dr Jür­gen Schupp – Pho­to: Ben­jamin Gross

The future of work is going to be char­ac­terised by key­words, such as big data, automa­tion, stan­dard­i­s­a­tion, job loss­es, the gap between rich and poor, the crum­bling of the social mar­ket econ­o­my and many more sim­i­lar terms. Is an uncon­di­tion­al basic income the key to inno­va­tion, an increase in GDP, and a new type of human and social coex­is­tence? Does an uncon­di­tion­al basic income real­ly finance itself because sav­ings in admin­is­tra­tion and increased pro­duc­tion due to automa­tion can then cov­er the expens­es? Who is going to pock­et the bill for an uncon­di­tion­al income? The state or the wealthy elite ‑anal­o­gous to the “Giv­ing Pledge”?

In a con­tin­u­a­tion of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, talks to soci­ol­o­gist Prof. Dr Jür­gen Schupp, co-author of the recent book “Basic Income – From the Vision to the Creep­ing Wel­fare State Trans­for­ma­tion1, about the par­a­digm shift regard­ing uncon­di­tion­al income in the dig­i­tal age.


Is the mar­ket val­ue of ethics on the rise?

Prof. Dr Thomas Zeilinger

Well-known peo­ple such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Pope Leo VIII, Bis­mar­ck and Pro­fes­sors Röp­ke and Böck­en­förde claim that a mar­ket only works in a soci­ety of moral sub­jects because all human beings car­ry an impar­tial onlook­er with­in them­selves who makes itself felt when s/he does some­thing uneth­i­cal. With the advent of dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion, glob­al­i­sa­tion, automa­tion, the use of algo­rithms, big data, indus­try 4.0, dig­i­tal twins, avatars and robots, more and more tech­nolo­gies and objects are par­tic­i­pat­ing in a mar­ket which do not have any ethics of their own accord. If ethics are so impor­tant to the mar­ket and ethics is need­ed for the mar­ket to func­tion, how do we pre­serve ethics? Will our future (still) be ethical?

In her lat­est Duet inter­view, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and not­ed pas­tor Prof. Dr Zeilinger dis­cuss the con­nec­tion between mar­ket and ethics.


Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola

Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola, LL.M., MBA is the host of “Duet Interviews”, co-founder and CEO of CU³IC UG, a consultancy specialising in systematic approaches to innovation, such as algorithmic IP data analysis and cross-industry search for innovation solutions.

Cristina is a well-regarded legal expert in licensing, patents, trademarks, domains, software, data protection, cloud, big data, digital eco-systems and industry 4.0.

A TRIUM MBA, Cristina is also a frequent keynote speaker, a lecturer at St. Gallen, and the co-author of the recently published Big Data and Law now available in English, German and Mandarin editions.