The report of the conference “Ethics of the Digital City”, jointly organized by emergenCITY, KRITIS and Privacy & Trust, which took place last December, looks back on a day full of exciting presentations and discussions.

From the perspectives of history, philosophy, law, political science and computer science, topics such as municipal data sovereignty, the need for data protection, an example from the crypto economy or digital strategies of cities were highlighted. Theoretical and practical perspectives met here. After a conceptually oriented first block of lectures, the day also focused on concrete implementation concepts of data sovereignty in digital cities. In the conference report, the core findings of the presentations are recapitulated and summarized. Overall, the conference offered an interdisciplinary and multifaceted view of digitization processes at the municipal level.