How have European economies differed in policy response to South Korea’s Smart Management System (SMS) for massive tracking of COVID-19? Dr. Park’s research examines the institutional variance of digital contact tracing apps to combat COVID-19 across four different democratic systems, with a case analysis of digitally driven South Korea and the three major economies of Europe – Germany, France and the UK post-Brexit. A comparative analysis of decision making toward digital contact tracing apps to combat COVID-19 is presented in order to gauge a) institutional preparedness for digitalization, b) thresholds for personal data protection and c) policy preferences on foreign influence in the digital domain. By highlighting the variations of policy responses on digital contact tracing by major European economies, this research provides an insight into the projected difficulties in global regulation of AI, such as the proposed Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) at the OECD in June 2020. The research also sheds some light upon Europe’s positioning on 5G roll-outs and digital taxation in the age of AI amid the decoupling of the U.S. and China, and explores avenues for cooperation between South Korea and the EU as they enter the second decade of strategic partnership.
Dr. Pacheco Pardo will discuss the Europe-Korea/East Asia trade and economic relations dimensions, as well as the strategic partnership cooperation dimension, building from Dr. Park’s presentation.
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