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Friday, November 29 • 09:30 - 11:00
The Internet of Things towards the future, building on inherent Core Internet Values

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The Internet of Things towards the future, building on inherent Core Internet Values

Whereas the Internet of Things has been developing over the years with focus on innovation and enabling new services, it has become clear that the further way forward will not be sustainable unless we build it on a number of Core Internet Values. The 2019 DC sessions on Internet of Things and Core Internet Values are therefore held back to back as a session of 180 minutes, with the first half of the session further divided into two sessions of 45 minutes each, introducing the aspects of relevance from DC-IoT and DC CIV perspective, followed by a joint session of 90 minutes to explore and address broader concerns towards a sustainable future for the Internet, including IoT devices and services, identifying needed security measures and Core Internet Values.
While IoT development and deployment continues to expand and grow, it is also welcome that there are more and more actors in the world seeking ways forward that will allow it to do so in a responsible manner. With IoT becoming all pervasive, and increasingly a key part of our critical infrastructures, taking ethical considerations into account from the outset has become key. A precondition for responsible IoT is that it is "secure enough" to be used responsibly. The DC IoT is currently exploring what "ethical considerations" have to be taken into account, and what can be done to come to a base-level approach for further secure roll-out and use of IoT devices, that can be trusted to be used for their purpose, and not to harm their users, or the security and stability of the Internet, itself.
During the IGF session, the focus will be on the following themes:
1-    What ethical considerations are important for development, deployment and use of IoT, in order to ensure that we are creating sustainable solutions with IoT? Aspects to be considered range from affordability and deployability where needed, to transparency of choice; clarity on data sharing and protection of privacy.
We will also examine Data Issues from the perspective of Stability and Resilience, by the topic "Data Governance on the Internet Space, by the Internet Model" with a view to argue for a harmonized global IG approach to Data Governance;
2-    What prerequisites are important from a security perspective, to ensure that IoT can be trusted not to be harmful to its users, nor the wider Internet; for example by, for example, being weaponised as a tool for DDOS attacks or being used as attack vector on the users, themselves;.
3-    Looking ahead – which issues will become relevant in the future for IoT development, affecting the broader Internet. This provides an open microphone for new issues to tackle in the context of future use of IoT and recognition of Core Internet Values.
4-    Values as “Internet Values”, not as American, Indian, European or Chinese, Values as Core and permanent, not as transitory ephemeral positions that are altered with an occasional Internet Shutdown or a Regional ideology. 
5-    Values percolating down as ethics and good practices for the Internet and IoT;
6-    Actions that support a secure Internet (of Things), globally, across silos and geographies - what needs to be done (security by design for the world )
The workshop will be run as an open workshop in which all participants are welcome to contribute. A number of key participants from different stakeholder groups will be invited to contribute to the discussion as "committed contributors", for brief thematic statement to which questions and reactions will be invited.
Provisional agenda for the workshop:
1 - Opening by Maarten Botterman, Chairman of the DC Internet of Things (DC IoT) and Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Chairman of the DC Core It Values (DC CIV): welcoming participants and explaining the rationale behind the work of the DC IoT, DC CIV, and the intent of the joint workshop;
2 - Moderated discussion with a limited number of "committed contributors", moderated by Avri Doria. Contributions will be provided by invited speakers with relevant expertise, including from the Internet Society; the World Economic Forum; government officials involved in national initiatives; Google and others (final list of names to be confirmed;
3 - Draft conclusions by rapporteur and chairs, and closure.
A detailed agenda depending on speaker availability will be made available closer to the date.

Session Organizers
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Maarten Botterman

Board Director, ICANN
As an active participant of the global Internet community my main interests are in internet governance issues, and emerging issues such as the need to continuously improve the working and thus justified trust in the Internet, including Internet of Things, big data, privacy & data... Read More →


Friday November 29, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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