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Left out of the digital revolution?

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Dominique Pasquier, Télécom ParisTech, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) This text is published as part of the “Digital Society” column written by researchers from the Economic and Social Sciences department at Télécom ParisTech, members of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation (CNRS). Some revolutions are silent ones. Internet integration in working-class areas is …

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Social media and crisis situation: learning how to control the situation

social media and crisis situation, riot

Attacks, riots, natural disasters… all these crises spark wide-spread action among citizens on online social media. From surges of solidarity to improvised manhunts, the best and the worst can unfurl. Hence the need to know how to manage and coordinate these movements so that they can contribute positively to crisis …

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Four flagship measurements of the GDPR for the economy

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Patrick Waelbroeck, Professor in Economic Sciences, Télécom ParisTech, Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) Numerous scandals concerning data theft or misuse that have shaken the media in recent years have highlighted the importance of data protection. The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe is designed to do just that …

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Innovation: to be or not to be responsible?

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How should the concept of responsibility be defined at a time when innovation prides itself on providing answers to major societal issues? For organizations, the concept of responsible innovation is not quite the same as for the scientists studying the issue. Cédric Gossart is among the latter. He examines what …

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The economy of promises, how to fall in love with a growth rate

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Fabrice Flipo, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School This article was published in association with the “Does progress have a future?” series of conferences organized by the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, from Tuesday 15 to 26 May 2018. Over a two-week period, groups of students, a panel of citizens and …

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OMNI: transferring social sciences and humanities to the digital society

OMNI

I’MTech is dedicating a series of articles to success stories from research partnerships supported by the Télécom & Société Numérique Carnot Institute (TSN), to which IMT Atlantique belongs. Technology transfer also exists in social sciences and the humanities! The OMNI platform in Brittany proves this by placing its research activities …

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GDPR: towards values and policies

GDPR, RGPD

On May 25th, the GDPR came into effect. This new regulation requires administrations and companies in the 27 EU countries to comply with the law on the protection of personal data. Since its creation in 2013, the IMT Research Chair Values and Policies of Personal Information (CVPIP) aims to help …

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Sociology and philosophy combine to offer a better understanding of the digital metamorphosis

digital metamorphosis

Intellectual, professional, political, personal, private: every aspect of our lives is affected by technological developments that are transforming our society in a profound way. These changes raise specific challenges that require a connection between the empirical approaches of sociology and philosophical questioning. Pierre-Antoine Chardel, a philosopher, social science researcher and …

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Social and solidarity economy in light of corporate reform

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Mélissa Boudes, Institut Mines-Telecom Business School This article was co-authored by Quentin Renoul, entrepreneur. The draft PACTE law (Action Plan for Business Growth and Transformation), presented by President Emmanuel Macron’s government, seeks to change the way corporate stakeholders (entrepreneurs, funders, managers, workers, customers, etc.) see the company’s role in society. …

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GDPR: managing consent with the blockchain?

consent, consentement

Blockchain and GDPR: two of the most-discussed keywords in the digital sector in recent months and years. At Télécom SudParis, Maryline Laurent has decided to bring the two together. Her research focuses on using the blockchain to manage consent to personal data processing.   The GDPR has come into force …

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