In the 21st century, characterised by complex and complicated problems of fake news, data manipulation, cyber terrorism and intellectual theft, more divestment from data management to management of knowledge will be imperative.
For democracy to grow in Europe of today there is the need for collective action to fight against information and knowledge theft by the enemies of democratic sustenance on the continent.
More importantly, there is the need for citizen engagement in finding lasting solutions to the weakness in acquisition and protection of knowledge. There is a need to protect the acquisition and deployment of modern apparatus for innovation governance and information security.
Democracy can be protected in Europe if the flow and exchange of contingent information and ideas can be secured. The citizens must be involved in identifying the key problems and in the discussion of the perceived solutions.