In my day job I work as a freelance network designer, mainly for large enterprises and telco's. I dedicate my spare time to restore sovereignty and freedom in the digital domain. I'm one of the initiators of 'The Coalition for Fair Digital Education’ (in Dutch: CEDO2022) – (this collation in not related to any political party). See https://eerlijkdigitaalonderwijs.petities.nl/?locale=en
I am also coordinator of the Pirate party of Delft that works together with student-party STIP - the largest coalition party in Delft. Our goal is to make sure that Delft switches to open source and privacy-by-design solutions and publishes all non-private data as open data. See https://ibestuur.nl/nieuws/delftse-principes-voor-digitale-soevereiniteit
The current digital educational system is dominated by tech giants. Fundamental rights, like the privacy, freedom and sovereignty of children, parents and educators are insufficiently secured. Ed-tech is mainly closed source and full of vendor lockins. Products are either overpriced, harvesting data, or both. The time to replace surveillance capitalist based Ed-tech by ethical open source alternatives is now. And our coalition for fair digital education is going to do it.