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Thursday, November 28 • 09:30 - 10:30
WS 359 Network Disruptions across Borders: A New Cyber Response

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Governments intentionally disrupt access to the internet, including fixed and mobile networks, in response to governance challenges ranging from public protests to cheating on school exams. Recently, these disruptions have spanned entire countries, and also reached across borders in the form of attacks that aim to prevent and mitigate cross-border cybersecurity threats. Speakers will describe the range of interference with connectivity and access currently taking place, illuminate the various impacts on human, economic, and social rights as well as development, and seek to build and strengthen norms on internet access pursuant to the Sustainable Development Goals, and domestic and international law. 

Speakers include:
  • Amir Rashidi, Internet Security & Digital Rights Researcher, Center for Human Rights in Iran
  • Koliwe Majama, Zimbabwean Journalist, African School on Intenet Governance (AfriSIG) Organizer, Media Rights Activist
  • Melody Patry, Advocacy Director, Access Now
  • Ross Creelman, Public Policy Officer, European Telecommunications Network Operators (ETNO)
  • Kelly Kim, General Counsel, OpenNet Korea (Moderator)



Session Organizers
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Peter Micek

General Counsel, Access Now


Thursday November 28, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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