The open consultation for the Next Generation Initiative (NGI) was held between 10th November 2016 and 9th January 2017. A total of 449 people took part and provided their views both on technologies and values that are relevant for the Internet of the future.
Ensuring citizens' sovereignty over their own data and the protection of their privacy is deemed the most important value proposed in the survey by the participants. Secondly, participants also felt strongly that the Internet should ensure diversity, pluralism and a right to choose. Thirdly, the concentration of data in a few proprietary platforms is understood as a significant issue today.
From the proposed technology areas, Personal Data Spaces and Artificial Intelligence were the most important areas as recognised by researchers and the bulk of the other groups that took part in the consultation.
A detailed analysis of the statements and answers provided is available in the outcome report of the consultation that has just been published. You can also check the questions that were asked in the consultation.
For further information, you can contact the NGI team at the European Commission.