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Monday, November 25
 

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At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)‎

Session Organizers
avatar for Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond

Representative, EURALO
More info about me on http://www.gih.com/ocl.html


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Communication University of Zhejiang (*booth assigned for: 25 ,26 and 27 November)
Session Organizers
avatar for Fang Xingdong

Fang Xingdong

Director, Consortium of Internet and Society Communication University of Zhejiang
Fang Xingdong (Ph.D., Tsinghua University) is Director of Consortium of Internet and Society, Communication University of Zhejiang, Hangzhou, China. He is also the founding director of the International Internet Institute at STU and co-editor of Journal of Cyber Affairs. His recent... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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ECO – Association of the Internet Industry
eco – Association of the Internet Industry
eco (https://international.eco.de), with more than 1,100 member companies, is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, eco has been instrumental in the development of the Internet, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, and forming framework conditions. In the Competence Network, important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet topics are driven forward.

Numerous eco services help to make the market more transparent for providers and users. We support members with legal consultations, in particular regarding data protection. For all users, we work to increase security and improve youth protection.

As an association, one of our most important tasks is to represent the interests of our members in politics, and in national and international committees. As well as headquarters in Cologne and a branch office in Munich, eco has an office in the German capital Berlin, and is represented at all relevant political decision-making processes in Brussels.

eco is a founding member of EuroISPA, the umbrella organization for European Internet associations, eco also represents its members with a seat on the Council of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) at ICANN, and is a driving force behind the Internet Governance Forum – in short: We are shaping the Internet.

dotmagazine – ...joining the dots in the Internet industry
dotmagazine (https://www.dotmagazine.online) is an e-magazine on Internet industry topics, showcasing the wealth of experience and knowledge of the eco Association and its members and partners across the entire bandwidth of the Internet industry.

Topics range from the fundamental infrastructure on which the Internet depends, to the technical and socio-political environments in which the Internet is used, and through to the innumerous business cases and innovations made possible through the ever-advancing development of Internet connectivity.

dotmagazine is usually published twice-monthly as an e-magazine at dotmagazine.online, and as a newsletter. 

Session Organizers
avatar for Lars Steffen

Lars Steffen

Director eco International, eco – Association of the Internet Industry
Lars Steffen is Director eco International at eco – Association of the Internet Industry. With more than 1,100 member organizations, eco is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. In his role he is actively involved at ICANN and other Internet Governance bodies.



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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European Commission Next Generation Internet
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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1 World Connected‎
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Access Now
Session Organizers
avatar for Melody Patry

Melody Patry

Advocacy Director, Access Now
Freedom of expression, censorship, #KeepitOn, campaigns


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Association for Progressive Communications (APC)‎
Session Organizers
avatar for Flavia Fascendini

Flavia Fascendini

Communications Manager, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Chancen Digitale Stiftung
Since the establishment in 2002, it is the remit of the Digital Opportunities Foundation to research the social impact of digitisation, to campaign for equal access to the Internet for all people, and to advance digital literacy. Our objective is digital inclusion of all societal groups and counteracting the digital divide. We work in cooperation with public, civic, and private partners. Our projects are funded by federal and European programs as well as by industry. The foundation is working under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. In our advisory board representatives of the major German civil society organisations collaborate and advise our work. 

Mission Statement 

Our Goal: Equal Opportunities in a Digital World. 

We enable competences and strengthen digital participation for everyone.  

We link civil society, politics, economy, and academia.  

We set impulses and shape discourses on national and international level.  

We work target-group-oriented to strengthen digital competences.  

We research the impact of digitisation on society. We use our practical experience for research and transfer our research results into our practical work.  


Our work is project based, addresses a large number of target groups, and can be classed in three categories:  

  1. Digital Society: Digitisation is shaping our day-to-day life in many aspects and has a huge impact on societal processes. This development needs to be researched, shaped, and put into context. 

  1. Digital Inclusion: No access to and lack of knowledge for a competent usage of digital resources can cause or further social disparity. We enable and foster digital inclusion of all people. 

  1. Digital Competence is a vital pre-requisite for digital inclusion. Digital Competence must be conveyed target-group-oriented via innovative formats. 


Session Organizers
avatar for Nenja Wolbers

Nenja Wolbers

Project Manager, Stiftung Digitale Chancen
I am working for digital inclusion for refugees, senior citizens, people looking for work, and people living in rural areas.


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

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Council of Europe
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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DENIC eG (.de domain)
DENIC eG (https://www.denic.de/en/) is the manager of Germany’s Top Level Domain .de and thus of the German namespace on the Internet. With more than 16 million domains under management, DENIC ranks among the registries of the world’s top-three TLDs.

Since its inception in 1996 as a not-for-profit cooperative, DENIC’s mission has been to fulfil a public function by supporting a fast, secure and reliable access to websites and web services under .de through the excellence of powerful services, on a 24/7 basis.

More than 6 billion times a day, .de domains are accessed via DENIC’s globally distributed name server network. Operating this service, which is classified part of national critical infrastructures, DENIC is rated among those organisations that are of particular importance for public utility and safety, in Germany.

DENIC is also a leading force in preserving the Internet as an open, free and secure medium and in shaping its continued development in a close collaborative effort with international Internet organisations including CENTR (https://www.centr.org/), ICANN (https://www.icann.org/), RIPE NCC (https://www.ripe.net/) and IETF (https://www.ietf.org/). Moreover, DENIC is actively involved in national and international Internet governance forums like UN-IGF (https://www.intgovforum.org/), EuroDIG (https://www.eurodig.org/) or IGF-D (https://www.intgovforum-deutschland.org/) where it works together with representatives of governments, the private sector, academia and civil society to develop and apply common principles, rules and programs for the future use of the Internet.

DENIC is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. About 300 companies from the IT and telecommunications industry in Germany and abroad offer .de registration services to the consumer market and support the independent, self-regulatory approach of the Cooperative as DENIC members.

Session Organizers


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Deutsche Telekom AG
To leverage the full potential benefits of digital transformation and artificial intelligence for society, an ethical framework for these technologies needs to be established. Technology requires guidelines, and these have yet to be defined for the digital age.

That’s why Deutsche Telekom is actively focusing attention on the many issues arising from these new technologies. The catchphrase is “Digital Responsibility.” As part of its focus on digital responsibility, we defined self-binding AI guidelines and encourage discussion on the subject.

https://www.telekom.com/en/company/digital-responsibility

https://www.telekom.com/en/company/details/deutsche-telekom-launches-forum-for-digital-ethics-566438

Session Organizers


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Digital Grassroots
Digital Grassroots is a global youth network aimed at engaging youth from underserved communities in Internet governance and digital rights awareness.

Session Organizers
avatar for Uffa Modey

Uffa Modey

Co Founder, Digital Grassroots


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Diplo / Geneva Internet Platform
Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Dominios Latinoamerica merged with South School on Internet Governance
DOMINOS LATINOAMERICA
DOMINIOS LATINOAMERICA is the portal dedicated Internet domain names , Internet content hosting, housing , e- marketing , cloud computing, telecommuting applications and remote participation , mobile Internet , mobile applications and other issues , with special focus on the commercial development of SMEs in Latin America and Caribbean.
DOMINIOS LATINOAMERICA provides updated news and information of use to the community of Internet users, including tutorials for using tools, the opinion of international and regional experts , live events , webinars , newsletters and documents today.

Visit our website and follow us on social networks for news about our training activities, all free and open to the community.
www.dominioslatinoamerica.co
Twitter @dominioLATAM
https://www.facebook.com/DominioLatinoam/

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SOUTH SCHOOL ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE -  SSIG
The main objective of the South School on Internet Governance is to train new leaders of opinion in all aspects related with Internet Governance, from a global perspective and with focus on the Latin America and Caribbean Region.
The program trains university and postgraduate students from the region and from the rest of the world in understanding the complexity related with Internet Governance and its importance in the future of the Internet.
The mission of the South School on Internet Governance is to:
  • Increase the number of representatives of the Latin American and Caribbean region in the international Internet Governance debate spaces.
  • Motivate the new regional leaders of opinion to becoming active participants in Internet Governance meetings and activities, where the future of the Internet is shaped.
  • Make them the future leaders on Internet Governance in their countries and regions.
Dowload for free the first book about Internet Governance and Regulations in Latin America, published in honor of the 10 years of the SSIG, now available in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Visit our website and follow us on social networks for news about our training activities, all free and open to the community.
www.gobernanzainternet.org
Twitter @SSIGLAC
https://www.facebook.com/ssiglac/





Session Organizers
avatar for Olga Cavalli

Olga Cavalli

Academic Director, South School on Internet Governance
Olga Cavalli is an Internet leader whose work has been fundamental for enhancing participation of Latin America and the Caribbean in Internet Governance.She is the co-founder and the academic director of the South School on Internet Governance which has granted more than 3,500 fellowships... Read More →



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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DW Akademie
Session Organizers
avatar for DWAkademie

DWAkademie

DW Akademie
DW Akademie is Deutsche Welle’s center for international media development. As a strategic partner of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), DW Akademie carries out media development projects that strengthen the human right to freedom of opinion... Read More →



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Elsevier B.V.‎
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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EuroDIG
The Pan-European dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform for informal and inclusive discussions on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG).
Please visit our website at eurodig.org for more information.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

 

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is the EU's centre of fundamental rights expertise. Safeguarding fundamental rights in today's information society is a key issue for the EU and increasing for FRA as more and more people use information and communications technology (ICT) in their daily lives at work and at home.

We work across a range of issues, including:

  • Artificial intelligence and big data
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Hate speech and hate crime
  • Interoperability
  • Preventing unlawful profiling

 

Relevant reports and papers


Session Organizers
MS

Martha Stickings

Policy Analyst, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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FGI France*group of organizations (French Digital Council, telecom regulator, ARCEP, ‎AFNIC, ISOC France)‎
FGI France booth is co-hosted by Internet Society France, AFNIC, the French Digital Council and the telecom regulator ARCEP.

Session Organizers
avatar for Lucien Castex

Lucien Castex

Secretary General, Internet Society France
Secretary General @Internet Society FranceResearcher @Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, FranceMember @ Commission nationale consultative des droits de l'homme (CNCDH)Member @ UN IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Genlish Foundation
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Global Repository for Internet Studies (GRIS)‎
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

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Google
Session Organizers
BW

Barbara Walter

Product Marketing Manager, Google


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.
Visit our booth in Foyer 3 to learn more about ICANN and its constituencies. 
Join us at one or more of the following sessions:

Monday, 25 November - 15:05 - 16:35
Pre-Event 40 - The evolving ecosystem: ICANN's role in the security and stability of the Internet (ICANN)

Tuesday, 26 November - 
10:45 - 11:45
OF6 ICANN - DNS, Threats and Opportunities

Thursday, 28 November - 11:05 - 12:35
Workshop: Online Identity in the Multilingual Domain Name Space

Contact Adam Peake at adam.peake@icann.org for more information about ICANN’s presence at the IGF 2019.

For media inquiries, please contact Luna Madi at luna.madi@icann.org.

Session Organizers
AP

Adam Peake

Civil Society and Academic Engagement, ICANN
I'm responsible for ICANN's relations with civil society organizations, supporting non-commercial participation in ICANN's multi-stakeholder model. Before joining ICANN in December 2014, I worked for more than two decades as a researcher at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM... Read More →



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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IEEE Smart Village
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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IGF NRIs
Who are the NRIs?
National and Regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) are organic and independent formations that are discussing issues pertaining to Internet Governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global IGF.

Organizational principles
The IGF initiatives are expected to follow the principles and practices of being open and transparent, inclusive and non-commercial. They work in accordance with the bottom up consensus process of the IGF and need to have a multistakeholder participation (at least three stakeholder groups initially, and evolve toward inclusion of all stakeholder groups), in both formation of the Initiative and in any other Initiative related events.

How many NRIs are recognised by the UN Secretariat of the IGF?
Currently, there are 121 NRIs in total.
  • 87 national IGFs: https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/national-igf-initiatives 
  • 17 Regional and Sub-regional IGFs: https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/regional-igf-initiatives 
  • 18 Youth IGFs: https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/youth-initiatives

Reasons to visit the NRIs booth at the IGF 2019:
  • Come and meet the NRIs coordinators and community members in person!
  • Learn what the NRIs do for their communities?
  • Learn why and how to establish your own NRI!
  • See a visual presentation of all IGF meetings that happen around the world in January - November 2019!
.... and more

Key materials about the NRIs:

Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Imagining the Internet Center, Elon University
Session Organizers
avatar for Alex Luchsinger

Alex Luchsinger

Elon University
The Imagining the Internet Center’s mission is to explore and provide insights into emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance. Its research holds a mirror to humanity’s use of communications technologies, informs policy development, exposes... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Insafe
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Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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International Chamber of Commerce Business Action to Support the Information Society ‎initiative (ICC BASIS)‎
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world’s largest business organization representing more than 45 million companies in over 100 countries. ICC’s core mission is to make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. Through a unique mix of advocacy, solutions and standard setting, we promote international trade, responsible business conduct and a global approach to regulation, in addition to providing market-leading dispute resolution services.

ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative is a hub of multinational enterprises, SMEs and associations from around the world and across sectors, working collectively to foster business engagement in international public policy discussions related to the Internet. ICC BASIS is the leading voice of business in the international dialogues on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can better serve as engines of economic growth and social development and is the recognised business focal point in the post-WSIS activities.

Session Organizers
AB

Angèle Beauvois

Assistant, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
You know of ICT work advancing SDGs?

Submit projects and initiatives for WSIS Prizes 2020 

Reaching Global Goals Together

www.wsis.org/prizes

9th Annual Awards of WSIS Prizes is approaching its deadline for submissions and we want to make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to submit your success ICT stories and be globally recognized for your work towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. 

Visit our booth and learn how to best share your projects and initiatives. This contest serves to promote good ICT practices and we invite all to promote it within local communities and networks - providing platform to showcase the power of ICTs in making social impact on both grassroot and global levels. 

With more than 1000 submissions in 2019, WSIS Prizes have nominated more than 3000 projects since its launch in 2012. For 2020 edition WSIS Prizes is preparing exciting innovations, especially related to promotion activities before, during and after the WSIS Forum 2020 (6-9 April, Geneva). 

We look forward to another successful year and we look forward to welcoming you at our booth. 

Submit Share Promote

Session Organizers
avatar for Vladimir Stankovic

Vladimir Stankovic

Policy Analyst, World Summit on the Information Society WSIS, International Telecommunication Union
An ICT Policy Analyst at the International Telecommunication Union ITU, working in the Strategy and Planning Division on WSIS-related activities, with 15 years of progressive international experience working for governments and international organizations in Geneva, Belgrade and New... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

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Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
Session Organizers
avatar for I&ampJ

I&J

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is the multistakeholder organization addressing the tension between the cross-border Internet and national jurisdictions. Its Paris-based Secretariat facilitates a global policy process engaging over 300 key entities from governments, the... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Internet Protection Society
Session Organizers
avatar for Mikhail Klimarev

Mikhail Klimarev

executive director, Internet Protection Society
I am the executive director of the Internet Protection Society, the author of the popular telegram channel ZaTelecom in Russia, a blogger and telecom analyst. I advocate limiting Internet regulation to various government agencies and corporations.


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Internet Society
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Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a German political foundation. At home as well as abroad, our civic education programs aim at promoting freedom and liberty, peace, and justice.
In Germany, 16 regional offices offer a wide variety of civic education conferences and events. Our offices abroard are in charge of over 200 projects in more than 120 countries.
As a think-tank and consulting agency, our scientific fundamental concepts and current analyses are meant to offer a basis for possible political action. We provide moral and material support to intellectually gifted young people. Our Archive for Christian Democratic Politics researches and studies the history of Christian Democracy in German and Europe.

It is a commonplace that the rules for a global network are not negotiated in a national or even European framework. Meaningful solutions are only possible on the international level. That's why the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is engaged in this idea worldwide. For more information www.kas.de

You will find our booth on the IGF Village in Foyer 1 during the whole conference. Come and visit us.

We will also host the session "Open and Free and What - Visions for the Future of the Internet" on Day-0 at 15:35. For further details Link to the session .

Below you will find some publications about internet and society for downloading.

Session Organizers
avatar for Tobias Wangermann

Tobias Wangermann

Department Politics and Consulting, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Missions Publiques

Missions Publiques is an impact-driven consultancy (8 people) which works at improving Governance by including ordinary citizens in the process of policymaking. We work on the Future of Internet (http://wetheinternet.org/), autonomous mobility (http://themobilitydebate.net/) and Climate (COP26). We launch coalitions of global partners that design and roll-out massive deliberative face-to-face meetings in 120+ countries of world. We then push results in the policy making process to have impact and change the way governance works. We have a strong track record of global and international processes on climate, space, Biodiversity, Internet. Our partners include international organizations (UNESCO, UNFCCC, European Union, Council of Europe, European Space Agency, etc.), Governments (France, Germany, Swiss, Finnland, Morroko, Austria, Japan, etc.), Civil society organizations (Web Foundation, World Economic Forum, Internet Society, Wikimedia Foundation, etc.) and companies (Google, Mozilla, Airbus, Keolis, ENGIE, etc.). 

Internet represents a tremendous opportunity for humanity. Through the multiplication of networks, the possibility of being connected almost instantaneously to information and individuals, the Internet has revolutionized human relationships and society, to the point of being perceived as the space for the advent of a society of freedom and equality between all Human being.

However, as humanity benefits from these advances, drawbacks become more visible. Nearly 50% of the world's population is still not connected and even those who have access lack some basic skills to use it or benefit from it. The security of Internet users, addiction, data protection and misinformation are spreading and stakeholder engaged in decision making are struggling to take action as the topics are complex, their interest partly collide and the pressure put on them is growing.

The Global Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Internet aims at putting ordinary citizens in the decision-making loop to support decision makers to move forward and ensure that our common digital future will benefit all. Humanity deserves and asks for better governance. Both citizens and decisions makers are ready. By using such new forms of political non-partisan dialogue, decisions become more in tune with the complexity of our age, more legitimate and more sustainable. Decisions makers gain in legitimacy, insights and transparency. Citizens enter the realm of complexity of global decision making and are included in policy making. Both are strengthened by this interaction.

 


Session Organizers
AV

Antoine Vergne

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Missions Publiques
How to involve ordinary citizens into global internet governance?
avatar for Morgane Fleury

Morgane Fleury

Missions Publiques


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Mozilla
Many of you may know Mozilla primarily for our flagship product: Firefox. But there's so much more, we care and would love to talk about. Meet us at our booth and let's find out together how we all can "​Demand Better of the Internet​"!

Mozilla is a mission-driven organization that considers the internet as an integral part of modern life.  We work to ensure it remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all, enriching the lives of individual human beings. To us, privacy and security must not be treated as optional. We believe that individuals must have the ability to shape the internet and their own experiences on it. We support interoperability, open innovation, and decentralization. We develop and invest in free and open source software; engage in community-based processes; and strive to increase inclusion and collaboration for the common good.

Still abstract? During the IGF week, you can meet some of our wonderful colleagues, many of them from our Mozilla Berlin office, and ask them about their work and how it relates to the pressing issues of Internet Governance.

Overview schedule: 
  • Tuesday, 26 Nov: ​Internet Health​ -- we'll have experts on advocacy, campaigning, fighting misinformation, our Internet Health Report and more.
  • Wednesday, 27 Nov: ​Engineering​ -- security, enhanced tracking protection, Rust programming language, and community integration are just some of the topics our experts can speak to.
  • Thursday, 28 Nov: Future of the Web -- you're thinking about alternative online business models, how we can reimagine openness, what decentralization and authentication could look like in the future? So do we.
  • Friday, 29 Nov: ​Voice Technologies -- meet our experts working on Common Voice, Deep Speech, Text-to-Speech, and other voice-related ideas.

Learn more about our IGF presence here.

Session Organizers
avatar for Cathleen Berger

Cathleen Berger

Lead, Global Governance and Policy Strategy, Mozilla
Cathleen currently works with Mozilla where she is leading their work on Global Governance, including representing Mozilla at fora such as the G20, the United Nations, or the World Economic Forum. She is also in charge of developing policy strategy for the Office of the Chair, identifying... Read More →



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Ranking Digital Rights
Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) works to promote freedom of expression and privacy on the internet by creating global standards and incentives for companies to respect and protect users’ rights. We do this by ranking the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on relevant commitments and policies, based on international human rights standards. We work with companies as well as advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers to establish and advance global standards for corporate accountability.

 

The 2019 RDR Corporate Accountability Index, released in May 2019, ranked 24 companies on their disclosed commitments, policies, and practices affecting the freedom of expression and privacy of internet users across the world.


Session Organizers
avatar for Lisa Gutermuth

Lisa Gutermuth

Senior Program Manager, Ranking Digital Rights


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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Regional Internet Registries
The world's five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) manage, distribute, and register Internet number resources (IPv4 and IPv6 address space and Autonomous System (AS) Numbers) within their respective regions. Stop by the booth to find out more about what we do and to chat with representatives from: 
- African Network Coordination Centre (AFRINIC)
- Asia-Pacific Network Coordination Centre (APNIC)
- American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
- Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC)
- Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)

Throughout the week, industry experts will be giving lightning talks on technical and governance. An overview and schedule will be published shortly.


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
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Seed Alliance

The Seed Alliance is a collaborative partnership between the FIRE Africa, FRIDA and ISIF Asia Grants and Awards programs and the Alliance’s various partners and sponsors. Together, these programs support innovation on Internet development across the global south.

Since it started in 2012, the program partners have supported 185 projects from 61 economies with over US$ 5.1 Million of funding allocated in Grants and Awards throughout Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, helping to strengthen and promote the Information Society within these regions.

For more details about the Seed Alliance, please visit our website:

https://seedalliance.net/


Session Organizers
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Sylvia Cadena

Head of Programs / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC Foundation
Internet for development specialist with 20+ years of experience across Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions on how Internet technologies can support social and economic development. Full bio at https://linkedin.com/in/sylviacadenaMember of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

08:00

Stiftung Digitale Chancen
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

TBC
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

TechNation
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

The Humboldt-Elsevier Advanced Data and Text Centre
Session Organizers
HC

HEADT Centre

HEADT Centre



Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

Together against Cybercrime International (TaC)
Session Organizers
avatar for Yuliya Morenets

Yuliya Morenets

Representative, TaC-­‐Together against Cybercrime International
Today, Yuliya leads non-profit organisation TaC-Together against Cybercrime International, which works on the empowerment of users in the field of safe and responsible Internet, child online protection and the Internet Governance issues.Yuliya is an expert belonging to a number of... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Session Organizers
avatar for Wai Min Kwok

Wai Min Kwok

Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer, UN DESA


Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

08:00

Weizenbaum Institute
The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society - The German Internet Institute is a collaborative project from Berlin and Brandenburg funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Coordinator of the consortium is the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).

Objectives

The aim is to better understand the dynamics, mechanisms and implications of digitalisation. To this end, the Weizenbaum Institute investigates the ethical, legal, economic and political aspects of digital change. This creates an empirical basis for responsible digitalisation. On the basis of the research findings, action options are developed for government, the economy and civil society, in order to shape the digital transformation in a responsible interdisciplinary manner.

Consortium

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – is a consortium of five universities and two no university research institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg, The following partners are involved in the consortium: Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), Universität Potsdam (UP), as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). The WZB acts as the consortium coordinator and is responsible for the activities of the office.

Joseph Weizenbaum

The Institute takes its name from the German-American computer science pioneer Joseph Weizenbaum (1923 – 2008), who critically examined the relationship between human beings and machines. His call for a responsible use of technology is emblematic of the work of the Weizenbaum Institute: studying and shaping the internet and digitalisation for the good of society.

Mission Statement "Self-determination in the Networked Society"

The Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society is the German Internet Institute, a place of excellent research on the transformation and design processes of digital change. In the spirit of Joseph Weizenbaum, we research the necessary framework conditions, means and processes for individual and social self-determination in a networked society. We understand self-determination as a design principle that is central to the preservation of human dignity and democracy.

1. Mission

The Weizenbaum Institute is an independent, publicly financed, basic research-oriented, interdisciplinary research institute that critically questions digital change and engages in scientific inquiry in a transdisciplinary manner.

The work of the Weizenbaum Institute contributes to individual and social self-determination under the conditions of digitisation by researching, continuously developing and facilitating it for the long term.

In order to accompany the digital transformation scientifically, the Weizenbaum Institute enters an active dialogue with national and international scientists and citizens as well as actors from politics, civil society, and business.

Our aim is to work together in an inclusive and respectful way, to conduct cooperative, independent and responsible research and to communicate in an understandable way.

2. Principles of Work

Interdisciplinarity

The Research Agenda combines approaches and perspectives from economic, social, and political science, jurisprudence, informatics and design research. Social digitalisation processes are researched in a holistic way in interdisciplinary cooperation.

Open-mindedness

The Weizenbaum Institute stands for open and transparent research. We rely on the approaches of Open Data, Open Source, Open Access and Open Science methods and develop them further.

Participation

The further development of the research agenda, the execution of projects and the transfer of knowledge take place with the participatory involvement of citizens and other relevant stakeholder groups, for example in open labs, public events and Citizen Science formats.

Long-term Orientation

The Weizenbaum Institute is committed in its own actions to a well-founded basic research, which is designed for a lasting gain of knowledge. The Weizenbaum Institute scientifically accompanies and supports change processes in society.

Sustainability Orientation

The government-funded Weizenbaum Institute is committed to the common good in the sense of the UN sustainability goals. Our decisions regarding research, administration and IT infrastructure are guided by a commitment to sustainable development.

More information: http://www.weizenbaum-institut.de


Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

Youth Observatory
Monday November 25, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

08:30

Closed High Level Leaders Breakfast - By Invitation Only
Digital Ministers will meet for an open exchange on Internet Governance issues.
The session is open for Ministers (plus one Accompanying Officer) only.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 08:30 - 10:00
Festival Center

09:00

#NextGenerationInternetGovernance
Deliberating and bootstrapping the plan to evolve Internet Governance in the 2020s and presentation of the Internet Governance 2020+ book, edited by Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Matthias C. Kettemann and Max Senges.

Session Organizers
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Matthias C. Kettemann

Head of Research, Leibniz Institute for Media Research
I research rule and rules online, disinformation, cybersecurity, Internet Governance, international internet law, freedom of expression, right to internet access ... and of course #NextGenIG and #50InternetMyths


Monday November 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Raum II Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:00

09:00

09:00

Pre-Event 2 - Global Citizens' Debate on the Future of Internet (Missions Publiques)
Session Organizers
AV

Antoine Vergne

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Missions Publiques
How to involve ordinary citizens into global internet governance?
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Morgane Fleury

Missions Publiques


Monday November 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:30
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:00

09:00

09:00

10:00

High Level Internet Governance Exchange - Plenary
Opening of the High-Level Internet Governance Exchange

Keynotes:

  • Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy   
  • Fatoumata Bâ, Founder/Executive Chair, Jumia/Janngo
  • Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens AG

The sessions is open for all participants.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

10:35

Pre-Event 5 - As a stakeholder in the digital transformation, can civil society make its voice heard? (German Ministry of Interior)

The digital transformation is meant to improve the lives of everyone, but what is the actual bearing on the society? Will the digital transformation bring benefit for everyone? Is no one left behind? The panel discussion targets to understand the impact of the digital transformation on society and tries to find answers on following questions:

  • In which digitized world do we want to live in?
  • How can we contribute to a value-based and public interest-oriented digital transformation?
  • What is to do to ensure that everyone can participate in the digital world in a self-determined way?
With:
  • Günter Krings, Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
  • Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project
  • Daniel Opper, ZEIT-Stiftung
  • Daniela Stockmann, Hertie School of Governance
  • Moderator: Julia Pohle, Berlin Social Science Center

 


Session Organizers
MR

Maria Radestock

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community


Monday November 25, 2019 10:35 - 11:35
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

10:35

10:35

11:00

High Level Internet Governance Exchange - Digital Inclusion
In two consecutive panels, high-level multistakeholder participants discuss how fostering digital inclusion of marginalised groups contributes to enhanced economic development, job creation, welfare and democracy. 

11:00 - 11:50
Panel III b) 
Marginalised Groups: How can new technologies be made equally affordable and accessible for disadvantaged groups? How can governments and global institutions, the industry and civil society accelerate internet-based social entrepreneurship that fosters equal opportunities for women around the globe?

  • Lynn St. Amour (IGF MAG, Chair)
  • Su Kahumbu Stephanou (iCow, CEO & Founder)
  • Joana Breidenbach (Betterplace.org, Founder)
  • Bishakha Datta (Point of View India, Executive Director)
  • Inger Paus (Vodafone Foundation, CEO)
  • Markus N. Beeko (Amnesty International Germany, Secretary General)
  • Fatoumata Bâ (Janngo, CEO)
  • Rossen Jeliazkov (Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Bulgaria)
  • Vincent Bagiire (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of ICT & National Guidance, Uganda)

11:50 - 12:40
Panel III c) 
Education and skills: What skills are needed in the 21st century? How do we best equip the workforce – globally and inclusively? Which demand-side initiatives do we need to stimulate broadband use, digital literacy and skill development?

  • Rinalia Abdul Rahim (ISOC)
  • Lynette Magasa (Boniswa Corporate Solutions, CEO & Founder)
  • Andera Gadeib (Dialego AG/SmartMunk GmbH, CEO & Founder)
  • Lucas Kohlmann (Henkel AG)
  • Anna Maria Braun (B. Braun Melsungen AG, Managing Director)
  • Oludare Omoniyi Akinbo (African ICT Foundation)
  • Nikolai Astrup (Minister of Digitalisation, Norway)
  • Ahmedin M. Ahmed (State Minister, Ministry of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia)
  • Hans-Jürgen Bill (Nokia, Chief Human Resources Officer)
  • Günther Bräunig (KfW, Chairman)

The sessions is open for all participants.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:40
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:00

High Level Internet Governance Exchange Panel
In two consecutive panels, high-level multistakeholder participants discuss how trust in the global Internet can be enhanced and how the role of data can be used for fostering growth and development all over the world.


11:00 - 11:50
Panel I a) Data use and data sovereignty:
What are chances, challenges, trade-offs? And what can we do about it?

  • Stephanie Czerny (DLD Media GmbH, Managing Director)
  • Tarek Müller (About You GmbH, CEO)
  • Makiko Yamada (Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan)
  • Ebrima Sillah (Minister for ICT, Gambia)
  • Nadia Calvino (Minister of Economy, Spain)
  • Simone Menne (BMW, Deutsche Post AG, Johnson Controls International)
  • LIU Zhemin (UN Undersecretary General)
  • Pablo Hinojosa (APNIC)
  • Vint Cerf (Google AI, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist)

11:50 - 12:40
Panel I b) Data-driven business models, such as industry 4.0, new business models based on AI, cloud services and platforms:
What kind of framework/regime is needed?

  • Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen (OECD, Deputy Secretary General)
  • Martin Villig (Bolt, Founder)
  • Monika Wiederhold (Amadeus Germany GmbH, Chairwoman of the Managing Board)
  • Dirk Abendroth (Continental AG, CTO)
  • Leonid Todorov (APTLD, General Manager)
  • Theresa Swinehart (ICANN)
  • Carina Röllig (Webdata Solutions, Founder & CEO)
  • Grégoire Kopp (OVH, Chief of Staff)
  • Johnny G. Plate (Minister of Communication and Informatics, Indonesia)
  • Henri Verdier (Ambassador for Digital Affairs, France)

The sessions is open for all participants.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:40
Raum II Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:00

High Level Internet Governance Exchange Panel
High-level multistakeholder participants discuss how fostering digital inclusion of marginalised groups contributes to enhanced economic development, job creation, welfare and democracy. 

Panel III a)  Access & infrastructure: What are key barriers for underserved communities and marginalized groups to internet access? What are the reasons? How can these challenges be overcome? How can companies be encouraged to pay more attention to the development of innovative technologies targeted at promoting digital inclusion?

  • Oliver Süme (eco – Verband der Internet Wirtschaft, CEO)
  • Norbert Westfal (BREKO e.V., President)
  • Miguel Estrada (LACTLD, General Manager)
  • Oliver Steil (Team Viewer GmbH, CEO)
  • Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (Minister of Communications, Ghana)
  • Makhdoom Hasim Jawan Bakht (Minister of Finance, Punjab, Pakistan)
  • Paola Pisano (Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitisation, Italy)
  • Mongi Marzoung (Orange Group France, Senior VP Internet and Sustainable Energy Governance)


Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:40
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:00

High Level Internet Governance Exchange Panels on Data Governance
In two consecutive panels, high-level multistakeholder participants will first discuss how trust in the global Internet can be enhanced and how the role of data can be used for fostering growth and development all over the world before discussing potential risks to security and safety from various angles with due consideration to how stability and resilience can be achieved.

11:00 - 11:50
Panel I c)
 Data rights: What should be the guiding principle in the digital era: Use it? Own it? Share it?

  • John Denton (International Chamber of Commerce, Secretary General)
  • Wolf Hisserich (Qwant Deutschland, CEO)
  • Jonathan Kallmer (ITI, Executive Vice President of Policy)
  • Mikhail Mamonov (Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, Russia)
  • Sigrid Nikutta (BVG, CEO)
  • Sonja Jost (DexLeChem GmbH, CEO)
  • Paul Wilson (APNIC, Director General)
  • Philipp Metzger (Director of the Federal Office of Communications, Switzerland)

11:50 - 12:40
Panel II c) 
Safety and the right to protection: Which threats do we face and how can the rights of customers and vulnerable groups be protected? How can resilience be increased by capacity building, media literacy, support and guidance in the digital environment?


  • Tim Hufermann (Jungmut Communication, CEO)
  • Bertrand de La Chapelle (Internet & Jurisdiction, Executive Director)
  • Marie-Laure Lemineur (ECPAT)
  • André Loesekrug-Pietri (Chair of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative – JEDI)
  • Baroness Beeban Kidron (5 Rights Foundation, Chair)
  • Marek Zagórski (Minister of Digitization, Poland)
  • David Koh (Cyber Security Agency Singapore, CEO)
  • Jutta Croll (Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Chairwoman)
  • Tobias Feakin (Ambassador Digital Affairs, Australia)

The sessions is open for all participants.



Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:40
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:00

High Level Internet Governance Exchange Panels on Data Governance and Safety
In two consecutive panels, high-level participants discuss potential risks to security and safety from various angles with due consideration to how stability and resilience can be achieved.

11:00 -11:50
Panel II a)
 Cyber security and industry espionage: What are the baseline requirements? What are new threats for the technical core of the Internet (Servers, DNS, IP Adresses, Protocols, Codes, Cables, Satellites)? What legal regulations and capacity building approaches do we need?

  • Wolfgang Kopf (Deutsche Telekom, Head of Politics and Regulation)
  • Michael Waidner (Fraunhofer Institut SIT, Director)
  • Michael Bolle (Robert Bosch GmbH, CDO and CTO)
  • Ingmar Hoerr (CureVac AG, Chairman of the Supervisory Board )
  • Polina Malaja (CENTR)
  • Eran Brown  (Infinidat, CTO)
  • Mina Hanna (IEEE)
  • Rob Strayer (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy, USA)
  • Luis Adrián Salazar (Minister for ICT and Science, Costa Rica)
  • Houlin Zhao (ITU, Secretary General) 

11:50 - 12:40
Panel II b)
 Secure transactions and trust: What are prevailing cyber security breaches? How to tackle them? To what extent can international norms and principles facilitate common approaches and interoperability?

  • Stefanie Kemp (Lowell Finanzfienstleister, Group Director)
  • Hans-Ulrich Engel (BASF, CFO)
  • Thomas Rosteck (Infineon)
  • Maximilian Tayenthal (N26, Co-Founder und CFO)
  • Camille Grenier (Reporters Without Borders)
  • Gertrude Levine (Best Practice vTLD Consortium)
  • Mark Klein (Ergo, CDO, tbc.)
  • Qi Xiaoxia (DG of the Bureau of International Cooperation, Cyberspace, Administration, China)
  • Elijus Civilis (Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation, Lithuania)

The session is open for all participants.

Session Organizers

Monday November 25, 2019 11:00 - 12:40
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:35

11:40

Pre-Event 9 - The Clash of Codes. Conflicts of Laws in Government Data Access and How to Resolve Them (Microsoft Germany)
Conflicts of laws (viz. legal contradictions between different national legal regimes) are not a new phenomenon, but they are becoming a particularly crucial issue in the age of global digital communities and services. In the realm of international data governance, the US Cloud Act and the European E-Evidence-Proposal serve as striking examples: The legal regime created via these new frameworks will be substantially shaped by the interplay between state data access competences with extraterritorial reach on one hand, and blocking statutes, aiming at preventing such access, on the other hand. The resulting “Clash of Codes” in this case is not accidental, but politically intended. This raises the question how to resolve such manufactured conflicts.

The decade-old “international comity” doctrine aims to provide a legal recourse to resolve such conflicts of law. However, comity remains a rather general and vague principle and is often “poorly understood” (William S. Dodge). Moreover, from the perspective of an affected institution, it provides insufficient legal certainty to effectively render a solution.
Against the background of the US Cloud Act and the European E-Evidence proposal, the proposed workshop will discuss possible ways to resolve internationals conflicts of laws. Can an advanced comity doctrine serve as an answer? Or will political solutions in the form of new treaties or even supranational legal frameworks be necessary?

Speakers:
  • Prof. Jennifer Daskal, Associate Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law & Center for Strategic and International Studies 
  • Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Deputy Director-General, DG Justice and Consumers,   European Commission
  • Sofía Jaramillo Otoya, Legal Officer for Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, Columbia Law School
  • Ulrich Kelber, German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Moderation:

  • Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Professor of IT and IP Law, Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna 

Session Organizers
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Guido Brinkel

Head of Regulatory Policy, Microsoft Germany GmbH
avatar for Joana Reicherts

Joana Reicherts

Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft Germany GmbH


Monday November 25, 2019 11:40 - 12:40
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

12:35

12:40

12:45

12:45

Pre-Event 12 - Needs of SMEs for the Internet of the future – A dialogue between SMEs, the Internet industry & the IGF Community
Session Organizers
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Lars Steffen

Director eco International, eco – Association of the Internet Industry
Lars Steffen is Director eco International at eco – Association of the Internet Industry. With more than 1,100 member organizations, eco is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. In his role he is actively involved at ICANN and other Internet Governance bodies.


Monday November 25, 2019 12:45 - 14:15
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:05

13:05

Pre-Event 41 - Leaving Hotel California: promoting alternatives to the Internet giants (Open-Xchange + OpenForum Europe)

Open-Xchange and OpenForum Europe want to bring the experts, the concerned and curious to discuss tangible policy actions to increase competition and user choice in the digital markets, in particular for the platform economy. We want to have an open discussion investigating what a legal model for interoperability can look like.

Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues who are going to the IGF or are Berlin-based.
The idea of interoperability requirements based on open standards is that it would counter the concentration of the ICT markets by reducing barriers to entry, allowing competitors to compete. This in turn unleashes societal benefits such as user choice and control. We could avoid winner-takes-all outcomes and multiple closed silos, where the user has to get access to every single platform. The idea is not new. In fact, interoperability was offered as the solution in cases such as the requirements imposed by both regulators and antitrust enforcers against AT&T and by antitrust enforcers in US v. Microsoft, and was at the center of the landmark Microsoft antitrust case. It is interoperability that has allowed for third party ink-cartridges, and avoided an early monopoly of PCs.
We are again seeing interoperability entering the debate of competition in digital markets once again. In response to this, we hope to move the conversation beyond discussions on how and why markets are centralising, and instead look at which legal specifications are needed to make the promise of interoperability a reality.

In order to keep our conversation anchored in the current policy debate, we aim to shape our session around the three questions based on the preconditions for interoperability requirements posed by the European Commission in their leaked discussion document on the Digital Services Act:

●      Where does interoperability make sense?
●      When is it technically feasible?
●      In what contexts will it lead to more competition and real options for customers?

 


Session Organizers
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Vittorio Bertola

Head of Policy & Innovation, Open-Xchange
Vittorio Bertola coordinates the innovation, research and policy activities at Open-Xchange, the world’s leading provider of open source email and DNS solutions for hosting, service provider and telecommunication companies, promoting new standards and travelling the world to advocate... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 13:05 - 15:00
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:05

Pre-Event 32 - NETmundial+5: The Legacy and Implications for Future Internet Governance (EuroSSIG)
William J. Drake, Euro-SSIG/Medienstadt Leipzig, CGI.br, DENIC.de, & the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Description:  In April 2014, representatives of governments and stakeholders from around the world gathered in São Paulo, Brazil to negotiate and adopt the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement on global Internet governance. As the statement's Preamble explained, "This is the non-binding outcome of a bottom-up, open, and participatory process involving thousands of people from governments, private sector, civil society, technical community, and academia from around the world. The NETmundial conference was the first of its kind. It hopefully contributes to the evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem."

The statement had two main sections. The first was a list of Internet Governance Principles that enumerated human rights and shared values; set out procedural guidlines concerning the conduct of multistakeholder Internet governance; and highlighted other guiding objectives like promoting a unified and unfragmented Internet that retains an open and distributed architecture and is secure, stable and resilient. The second was a Roadmap for the Future Evolution of Internet Governance that covered a broad range of priorities for action, including strengthening the IGF, completing the IANA transition and advancing ICANN's globalization, promoting enhanced cooperation and multi-stakeholder mechanisms at the national and global levels, and improving communication and coordination among Internet governance processes. The Statement also took note of the need for further dialogue and cooperation in other issue-areas like law enforcement assistance and cyber security, mass and arbitrary surveillance, capacity building, the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, jurisdictional questions, benchmarking systems, and net neutrality.

Five years on, what has been achieved in terms of follow-up and implementation of the Statement's Principles and Roadmap? In which issue-areas they covered have we seen progress, stasis, or retrenchment, and why? What, if anything, could be done in the current geopolitical environment to advance cooperation on the Statement's unrealized objectives? Might any of the current initiatives being pursued in intergovernmental or multistakeholder settings help? Is there a role for the IGF in any such efforts, and could any aspects of the NETmundial process be instructive regarding the IGF's own performance? Does the NETmundial offer lessons and have normative relevance to emerging governance challenges, or should we just regard it merely as a one-off event of no lasting significance?

The purpose of this Day 0 session is to promote open and probing dialogue on these and related questions. The session will be structured as follows:

13:05-13:45 Roundtable Part I: The NETmundial Meeting and the Multistakeholder Statement 
13:45-14:00 Open discussion
14:00-14:45 Roundtable Part II: The Legacy and Implications for Future Internet Governance 
14:45-15:05 Open Discussion 

Organizers and co-moderators:

William J. Drake, the University of Zurich, academia/civil society, Switzerland
Wolfgang Kleinwachter, Euro-SSIG, academia/civil society, Germany

Roundtable participants:

1.  Carlos Afonso, Institute Nupef, civil society, Brazil 
2.  Fiona Alexander, The American University (formerly NTIA, US government), academia, USA
3.  Vint Cerf, Google, technical community/private sector, USA 
4.  Raúl Echeberría, Internet Governance specialist, former co-chaiir of Netmundial Executive Committee, technical community, Uruguay
5.  Anriette Esterhuysen, Association for Progressive Communications, civil society, South Africa
6.  Hartmut Glaser, CGI.Br, technical community, Brazil 
7.  Jeanette Hofmann, The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, academia, Germany 
8.  Nnenna Nwakanma, The World Wide Web Foundation, civil society, Côte d'Ivoire
9.  Christoph Steck, Telefonica, private sector, Spain 

Remote moderator: Mona Badran, Cairo University, Egypt

Session Organizers
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William Drake

International Fellow & Lecturer, University of Zurich
William J. Drake is an International Fellow and Lecturer in the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. Previous work experience has included: Senior Associate at the Centre for International Governance at the Graduate Institute for International... Read More →



Monday November 25, 2019 13:05 - 15:05
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:05

13:35

13:35

13:45

Pre-Event 23 - The 3rd German-Arab Forum on the Digital Economy (Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association EMA)
Session Organizers
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EMA e.V.

Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association
The EMA is a national association of the German economy engaged in fostering cooperation and international understanding between Germany, Europe, and the Mediterranean and Middle East region. It connects economic, political, and academic decision-makers and multipliers from a variety... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 13:45 - 15:40
Estrel Saal A Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

14:20

14:35

14:35

15:05

15:05

15:10

Pre-Event 51 - IGF Regional Dialogue: Overcoming Barriers to Meaningful Participation in the MENA Region
In his speech at the IGF2018 in Paris, António Guterres, UN Sec-Gen, highlighted the importance of an inclusive dialogue on new digital technologies and policies around them in order to maximize their benefits to the humankind whilst minimizing their negative unintended consequences. He stressed the notion of “leaving no one behind” as a prerequisite to reaching workable solutions for challenges posed by these new technologies and the way they affect societies, and to achieving the globally agreed 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.  
During IGF2018 recap session in Paris, it was noted that the voices of the Middle East and North Africa are among those particularly missing or underrepresented in the global debate. A more concerted effort is obviously required to identify the barriers and to boldly rethink the current approaches.
This session aims at bringing together various actors in the region and beyond, including from organizations, entities, and initiatives addressing key Internet-related policy and governance areas. Speakers and participants will have equal opportunity to share experience, and outline both efforts aimed at better engagement in the region, and also barriers that might be limiting the realization of the full potential of these efforts.
The session will also seek to identify synergies and gaps, where actors can further their efforts, rethink activities, or commence on new partnerships to bridge existing gaps.  It will also touch upon existing mechanisms to draw on best practices and lessons learnt, identify needed developments, and collectively outline envisaged plans for the region.
Session will adopt a moderated roundtable format to allow for maximum engagement.

CO-ORGANIZERS
  • NTRA of Egypt 
  • RIPE NCC
  • Internet Society

AGENDA

  • Introduction and Session Overview (10 min)
  •  Segment 1: Focus Topic - Regional Engagement and Capacity Development Efforts (80 min)
This segment will focus on engagement activities, highlighting current efforts to build capacities and develop necessary skills, in order to advance regional participation in policy development. It will discuss the following questions:
  1. How to increase meaningful stakeholder participation from the region in Internet governance and digital policy discussions?
  2. What are the challenges and barriers to regional engagement in policy development? What are missing ingredients?
  3. How to integrate efforts to collectively advance development of capacities and necessary skills in the region?
  • Segment 2: Focus Topic – Initiatives around Digital Policies in the Region (80 min)
This segment will look at existing national and regional initiatives.  It will try to identify gaps as well as synergies and potential opportunities for collaboration and integration. It will discuss the following questions:
  1. What are the current initiatives within the region and what is their impact on policy development?
  2. What are existing gaps and how to bridge them?
  3. Which synergies can be identified and built upon and what are the challenges?
  •  Wrap up (15 min)
FORMAT
The sessions will be conducted in a moderated roundtable format.

Session Organizers
avatar for Hisham Aboulyazed

Hisham Aboulyazed

Sr. Manager, Information Society, NTRA


Monday November 25, 2019 15:10 - 18:15
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:35

Pre-Event 13 - Open and Free and What - Visions for the Future of the Internet (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

Join our Session and discuss the future of the Internet with our panelists!!!!

 

  • Fabrizio Hochschild - Under Secretary General, United Nations Special Advisor on the Preparaions for the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations
  • Vincent Bagiire, Uganda Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT and National Guidance Republic of Uganda
  • Miranda Sissons, Director of Human Rights Policy and Engagement at Facebook Inc
  • Yi Ling Teo, Singapore, Senior Fellow Centre of Excellence for National Security at RSIS
  • Carl Buhr, European Commission, Deputy Head of Cabinet Commissioner of M. Gabriel, Digital Economy and Society
  • Carlos Affonso, Brazil, Director of the ITS Rio and member of the Executive Committee of the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers
  • Eduardo Magrani, Brazil, Professor for Law and Technology and Intellectual Property at FGV Law School and Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro (Moderator)

 

Today, the Internet has become a central political, economical and societal medium. As such the Internet can contribute to economic growth and sustainable development and also strengthen human rights, political participation and the resilience of societies. Even though the potential of the internet is immense, its ubiquitous presence also brings with it new and diverse challenges. The challenges concern areas such as social cohesion (hate speech and fake news), security (cybercrime and cyber attacks), civil rights (e.g. privacy protection). To exploit the full potential of the internet and to adress the urgent challenges the international community needs to develop a shared vision of a desireable future for the internet. To contribute to a shared vision the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation brings together different regional visions and different stakeholder perspectives on this panel .

!!!! If you want to be part of this discussion you are welcome. We will highly appreciate your input!!!!

 

Additionally to our panel KAS ( www.kas.de ) also has a booth at the IGF village, we would like to invite you as well. For further information about our booth: https://igf2019.sched.com/event/SU9X/konrad-adenauer-stiftung


Session Organizers
avatar for Sebastian Weise

Sebastian Weise

Analyst for Global Innovation Policy, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Sebastian Weise is Global Innovation Policy Officer at the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. In this function he coordinates the international activities of the foundation in the fields of innovation policy, digitization and future technologies. Mr. Weise studied political and social sciences... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 15:35 - 17:00
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:40

Pre-Event 18 - Children’s Rights in the Digital World – A Case for Internet Governance (5Rights Foundation)

The Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in November 1989 and is the most ratified treaty in history. It was visionary and at the same time set out a clear set of requirements, on behalf of children, that are binding on the signatory states

Thirty years later, childhood has been transformed. In parts of the world with high connectivity technology mediates and augment all areas of a child’s education, family and social life. What once were billed as the three pillars of a child’s socialisation; family, peers and school, have been joined by a fourth; the digital environment. In those parts of the world that are yet to be connected, or for those children who do not have access, the lack of access is fundamental to their life chances.

At the invitation of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, 5Rights Foundation is coordinating a General Comment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which will set out, for the first time on a global scale, how states should apply children’s rights in the digital environment. Our session at the IGF comes at a crucial midway point of the process, after world-wide consultations with experts and children and before the first draft of the General Comment is read by the full Committee on the Rights of the Child.

This provides a unique opportunity for IGF delegates to contribute directly to the formation of the General Comment and to meet key players on our journey.  The session will be chaired by Baroness Beeban Kidron, Chair 5Rights Foundation. We plan a highly interactive session which will include contributions from;

Mason Rikard, Gifted Young Generation Podcaster – A Child’s Right to be Heard

Professor Sonia Livingstone OBE, London School of Economics and lead author - Outlining the key areas of the General Comment

Jutta Croll, Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Chairwoman of the Board, Project Manager Child Protection and Children’s Rights in the Digital World – Outlining the importance and status of the general comment

Professor Amanda Third, Western Sydney University – Key findings from consultations with children

Alpesh Shah, Senior Director of Global Business Strategy & Intelligence at the IEEE Standards Association

We will invite a high-level representative from the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, and a UK representative for closing comments.

Once adopted, the General Comment to the UNCRC will set a new international standard for children's rights in the digital world and will be applicable in the 196 countries that are signatories to the Convention.


Session Organizers
BB

Baroness Beeban Kidron

Chair of 5Rights Foundation, Member of the House of Lords, UK / 5Rights Foundation


Monday November 25, 2019 15:40 - 17:10
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:40

Pre-Event 10 - Internet Commons Forum (FGV, ISOC, APC)

The Internet Commons Forum (ICF) is jointly organised by FGV, ISOC, APC and Centrum Cyfrowe.  The ICF aims at gathering thinkers and doers that are developing ideas and solutions for a less concentrated and more just Internet.

The structures of the Internet affect us more deeply than ever before, reaching out to all aspects of our lives, from our societies and cultures to our finances and politics – to our very individual human behaviours and identities. This  event will explore different views of Internet Commons exploring strategies for a less concentrated Internet.

Every session will feature weel-respected thinkers and doers exposing their ideas and innovative approaches for 10 minutes each and subsequently engaging in a collaborative discussion with the participants, to identify paths for collaborations.

Opening: Setting the Scene

  • Luca Belli, FGV
  • Adam Burns, Free2Air
  • Sophie Bloemen, Commons Network
  • Volker Grassmuck, Digitale Gesellscaft

Section 1  Infrastructure(less)

  • Jane Coffin, ISOC
  • Carlos Baca, Rhizomatica 
  • Nico Pace, LibreRouter

Open debate on actions and proposals 

Moderator: Anriette Esterhuysen, APC

Section 2  Platforms, Content and Data

  • Mathias Judd, Qaul Net
  • Mariana Valente, Creative Commons
  • Anita Gurumurthy IT for Change
  • Paul-Olivier Dehaye, PersonalData.IO

Open debate on actions and proposals 

Moderator: Anriette Esterhuysen, APC

Section 3 Crowdsourcing Policy 

  • Markus Beckedahl, Netzpolitik.org
  • Alek Tarkowski, Centrum Cyfrowe 

Open debate on actions and proposals 

Closing remarks: Luca Belli & Adam Burns

The session will be followed by a cocktail reception.


Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Head, CyberBRICS.info, Professor, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 15:40 - 18:15
Estrel Saal B Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:45

Pre-Event 45 - GDPR - after more than one year: how to make it happen? (MyData Global)

MyData Global, an international non-profit which advocates for a human-centric approach to personal data organizes the multi-stakeholder workshop on the topic: "GDPR more than one year after. How to make it happen?" with the focus on the practical implementation of GDPR’s article 20, "Right to data portability". 
Article 20, paragraph 1 reads: "The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:

  • the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1); and

  • the processing is carried out by automated means."

In 2019, a year after GDPR came into force, article 20 is more a formal than actionable right. On one hand, there is a lack of tools, applications and processes to make it happen on the side of the organizations processing the personal data. On the other hand, people don’t know how to access their data and their often don’t trust their data is used ethically. This hinders the economic development based on data.

The workshop will bring the representatives of government, civic organization, technical communities and business with the aim to raise the awareness about the current status of the implementation of GDPR, and to generate the actionable solutions to make the article 20 reality in the upcoming years. The workshop will feed in into the discussion on Data Governance of IGF and contributes to the debate on the importance of human centric approach to personal data for just, equitable and inclusive model of sustainable development for everyone and reaching the SDGs (particularly SDG 8,9,10 and 16). 


 


Session Organizers
avatar for Karolina Mackiewicz

Karolina Mackiewicz

Events Lead, MyData Global
MyData Global is an international nonprofit advocating for human-centric approach to personal data. It's a community driven movement present now in 40+ countries on 6 continents. MyData 2019 conference is organized on 25-27 Sept in Helsinki and will bring some 1000 representatives... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 15:45 - 18:15
Estrel Saal A Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:05

Pre-Event 34 - IGF crash-course on emerging technologies (ICC-BASIS)
Ahead of a week of policy discussions, ICC BASIS invites you to join us for a seriesof short, introductory presentations on the latest technologies, to discuss their functioning, use, potential and impact oneconomy and society.

The session will give participants the opportunity to hear fromsenior industry experts on:
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Blockchain;
  • 5G;
  • Applying the Internet of Things (IoT); and 
  • Smart cities.
CHAIR
  • John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

MODERATOR
  • Sophie Peresson, International Chamber of Commerce

PANELISTS
  • Cédric Archambeau, Amazon
  • Svetlana Grant, GSMA
  • Maarit Palorvita, ETNO
  • Christoph Steck, Telefonica
  • Ben Wallis, Microsoft

Session Organizers
avatar for Timea Suto

Timea Suto

Knowledge Manager, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business... Read More →


Monday November 25, 2019 16:05 - 18:15
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:10

16:40

17:05

17:15

18:00

18:00

GFCE & NLIGF
The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE)‎ and Dutch National IGF (NLIGF)

Monday November 25, 2019 18:00 - 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

18:00

18:00

 
Tuesday, November 26
 

08:00

08:00

ALL DIGITAL ‎
Session Organizers
avatar for Gabriela Ruseva

Gabriela Ruseva

Policy Officer, ALL DIGITAL
digital inclusion, digital competences, media and internet literacy


Tuesday November 26, 2019 08:00 - Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

European Commission's Next Generation Internet Initiative - NGI4EU (*booth assigned for: 25 - 27 November)
Next Generation Internet. A human Internet for a better future.

Next Generation Internet (NGI) is an EU initiative that aims to shape the development of the Internet into an Internet of humans that responds to people’s fundamental needs, including trust, security and inclusion, and reflects the values and the norms that we enjoy in Europe.

The NGI initiative aims to build the key technology blocks of a human-centric Internet, which gives end-users full control of their personal data. Through advanced technologies, new decentralised business and social models will ensure secure and trustworthy access for all. The mission of NGI is to re-imagine and re-engineer the Internet. The information age
should enable human potential, mobility and creativity in an inclusive way – while dealing responsibly with our natural resources.

The NGI comprises an ambitious research and innovation programme with an EC investment of more than €250m between 2018 and 2020. Focus is on advanced technology including privacy and trust, search and discovery, decentralised architectures, blockchain, IoT, social media, interactive technologies, as well as technologies supporting multilingualism and accessibility.
The NGI initiative funds European innovative research projects that make it possible to imagine and develop a new Internet that is safer, more open, more respectful of people and more useful to all citizens. To know more visit www.ngi.eu

Session Organizers


Tuesday November 26, 2019 08:00 - Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

NRIs Collaborative Session on Cybersecurity: Discussing the National and Regional experiences in approaches and cooperation for cyber-security and cyber-safety and resilience for infrastructure providers and users
National, Regional and Youth IGF Initiatives will be exchanging inputs and cases of good practices from their communities on the topic:

 Discussing the National and Regional experiences in approaches and cooperation for cyber-security  and cyber-safety and resilience for infrastructure providers and users

This session will focus on concrete case study examples of what are the cyber-security and cyber-safety concerns for involved countries and regions, what has been done so far in regard to addressing these and providing solutions. All participants will focus on modes of digital cooperation for the safe and secure Internet.

Co-organizers arethe following NRIs:
  1. Japan IGF
  2. Chad IGF
  3. Albania IGF
  4. Ecuador IGF
  5. Vanuatu IGF
  6. Brazil IGF
  7. IGF-USA
  8. Mauritius IGF
  9. South Korea IGF
  10. North Macedonia  IGF
  11. EuroDIG 

Tuesday November 26, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

Data Governance Introductory Session

The aim of this interactive Introductory Session is to set the scene for the various sessions taking place during the week under the theme of Data Governance, the description of which can be found below.

To kick off the session and provide her insights on this broad topic, we are very fortunate to have Marie-Laure Denis, President of CNIL, the French data protection authority.  

The session will then proceed with small, informal group discussions on six different aspects of Data Governance: Cross-border data;  Jurisdictional & sovereignty issues; Data protection frameworks; Data & sustainable development; Human rights & internet ethics; and Governance & ethics of AI algorithms. The six sub-themes are represented in this graphic -  https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/filedepot_download/8432/1674. Participants will be encouraged to share their views and experience regarding key policy issues in these six break-out sessions, discuss pressing policy questions.

The session will close with reports back from each breakout group to the full room. We hope that this session helps people to learn more about sessions in areas of particular personal interest that will be taking place in Berlin, as well as connecting with others interested in, and working on, the same policy issues.

AGENDA

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome and Introductions

09:35 – 10:00 Scene-setting remarks by, and questions to, Marie-Laure Denis, President, CNIL (French Data Protection Authority)

10:00 – 10:40 Sub-thematic breakout sessions

10:40 – 11:15 Reports back from breakout sessions

11:15 – 11:20 Conclusion

BACKGROUND

The Data Governance track will provide for discussions on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the benefits of the data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic development while protecting the rights of people. 

The global nature of the Internet and the transfer of digital information across borders brings an international dimension to discussions around data. The generation, collection, storage, transfer and processing of data (including personally identifiable data) have enabled new social, cultural, and economic opportunities than ever previously imagined. At the same time, the massive collection, transfer  and processing of data (in particular through the application of algorithms/AI/machine learning) by public as well as private entities pose challenges around privacy, freedom of expression and the exercise of other human rights.

The Data Governance track will contribute to identifying best approaches to ensure the development of human-centric data governance frameworks at national, regional and international levels. It will enable an exchange of views on how to support and operationalize the exercise of human rights and the empowerment of individuals in their digital identity in current uses and development of data-driven technologies. And it will consider how to create the conditions needed to facilitate data-driven innovation, to ensure competition, and to foster trust in the development of services and new technologies, including through the use of inclusive data and the fulfillment of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Session Organizers
avatar for Ben Wallis

Ben Wallis

Regulatory Policy Analyst, Microsoft


Tuesday November 26, 2019 09:30 - 11:20
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

Digital Inclusion Introductory Session
This Introductory Session will “set the scene” for the Digital Inclusion discussions during IGF2019, and aims to connect IGF participants engaged in digital inclusion issues.

We are pleased to announce that Doreen Bogdan-Martin will join the session to give keynote remarks.  Bogdan-Martin is the Director of the ITU Development Sector and, significantly, the first woman to hold one of the ITU's five elected positions.   

The majority of the session will consist of small, group discussions based upon one of following five subthemes: 
  • Access, affordability, infrastructure
  • Local content, multilingualism
  • Skills, education & jobs
  • Social inclusion
  • Governance

All participants will join in plenary after the break-out discussions to share insights and their interests for the week of IGF programming ahead.

Organizers of workshops submitted under the Digital Inclusion theme are especially encouraged to attend.






 

Session Organizers
avatar for Paul Rowney

Paul Rowney

Director, AfICTA
A social entrepreneur with over 35 years’ experience in the ICT sector. Work experience includes a decade with the United Nations and over 25 years in the private sector.Founding director of the MyDigitalBridge foundation, an Namibian not for profit organisation that implemented... Read More →
avatar for Susan Chalmers

Susan Chalmers

Internet Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Internet governance, intermediary liability, and intellectual property; MAG member.


Tuesday November 26, 2019 09:30 - 11:20
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

Safety/Security Introductory Session

This Introductory Session will “set the scene” for the Safety, Security, Stability and Resilience theme.

The session provides attendees the opportunity to connect with attendees who are engaged in similar work and have similar interests.

Security and Safety are prerequisites to economic growth and a healthy digital environment beneficial to all. While security, stability, and resilience refer to the systems, the infrastructure, and the devices; safety and resilience of the users are also of paramount relevance. Under this theme potential risks to security and safety will be discussed from various angles with due consideration to how stability and resilience can be achieved. Strategies for protection of both systems and users will be addressed, taking into account a multidisciplinary perspective to potential solutions and the importance of stakeholder collaboration for responding to the growing range of threats to the global Internet and its users.

Lead organizers and rapporteurs: Sylvia Cadena & Rajesh Chharia (MAG members)

Session agenda:

9:30 – 9:40     Welcome and Introduction (5m) by MAG member Rajesh Charia, who will moderate the session.
                       Who is in the room? brief dynamic to break the ice.

9:40 – 9:55     Scene-setting remarks by Cyber Ambassador Tobias Feakin, Australian Government – (Confirmed) (15m)

9:55 – 10:05   Questions and discussion regarding scene-setting remarks (10m)

10:05 – 10:40 Sub-theme breakouts (35m)

The breakout discussions will be led by the workshop organizers/speakers as listed below. They will facilitate break out group discussions with the people interested by each subtheme. The breakout discussions will start with the following two suggested questions, but it will be up to the group to decide the focus of their conversation: 1) What are three or four policy questions relating to this sub-theme that you hope to address during the week? And 2) If you are a workshop organizer, what policy areas will your workshop explore?

  • Safety: Ana Laura Martínez. Coordinator of International Cooperation Networks at the Regional Center for the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br/NIC.br). Brazil. Technical community. Confirmed
  • Security: Alexander Isavnin. RosKomSvoboda. Russia. Civil Society. Confirmed
  • Stability & resilience: Kaveh Ranjbar. Chief Information Officer, RIPE NCC. The Netherlands. Technical Community. Confirmed
  • Technology, Industry and Trade: Peter Koch. DENIC. Germany. Technical Community. Confirmed
  • Internet ethics: Amrita Choudhury. CCAOI. India. Civil Society. Confirmed
  • Human rights: Charlotte Altenhöner-Dion. Head of Internet Governance Unit. Council of Europe. France. Intergovernmental Organization. Confirmed.

1040 – 1115    Readouts and session previews (35m)

1115 – 1120    Conclusion (5m) by MAG member Rajesh Charia


Session Organizers
avatar for Sylvia Cadena

Sylvia Cadena

Head of Programs / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC Foundation
Internet for development specialist with 20+ years of experience across Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions on how Internet technologies can support social and economic development. Full bio at https://linkedin.com/in/sylviacadenaMember of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 09:30 - 11:20
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

10:00

Internet Governance and Digital Cooperation
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, convened the High-Level Panel on ‎Digital Cooperation to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among ‎Governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia, the technical ‎community and other relevant stakeholders.‎
The Panel submitted the final report to the Secretary-General on 10 June 2019. During the ‎launch, the Secretary-General called for a broad consultation process on the topics covered in ‎the report. ‎ This session will ‎reflect on the HLPDC Report recommendations, with special focus on the Recommendation 5 ‎and the proposed model for global digital cooperation called: The Internet Governance Forum Plus ‎‎(IGF Plus). ‎
This is expected to be a substantive and concrete discussion with the IGF community and NOT a panel session.
Co-moderators:  Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca (Brazil and former Chair Enhanced Cooperation WG) and Lynn St. Amour (IGF MAG Chair).
AGENDA:

The session will consist of three parts:

Part 1: SETTING THE SCENE.  Opening remarks from the Session Chair and USG Fabrizio Hochschild (as representative of the UNSG and the HLPDC effort).

Part 2: DEVELOPING MESSAGES FROM THE IGF COMMUNITY.  IGF stakeholders will share their views with the aim to develop messages from the IGF community as input into the overall process. The basis for the interaction will be the HLPDC report's Recommendation 5 - Global Digital Cooperation, as well as the IGF Plus model.  

Note: there will be 4 microphones (one for each SH group) as well as online facilitation in order to rotate comments across the stakeholder groups.  Please bear this in mind and sit in your stakeholder group to facilitate access to the microphones.

Part 3: SUMMARY OF KEY MESSAGES to be conveyed. 

a) Assigned rapporteurs will work in conjunction with the moderators and a Secretariat-provided resource to synthesise the session messages 

b) Messages from the IGF community to be conveyed into the SG’s process on Digital Cooperation.



Session Organizers
LS

Lynn St.Amour

Chair, IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group


Tuesday November 26, 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

10:20

10:20

10:45

10:45

10:45

11:30

WS 184 Crossborder Data: Connecting SMEs in the Global Supply Chain
In an increasingly interconnected world, small and medium sizedenterprises (SMEs) have the most to gain from the cross-border data flows that support global trade, but at the same time, are themost vulnerable to the challenges they pose.

Organzied by ICC BASIS, the International Trade Center and the African Union, this workshop will uncover how cross-borderdata flows impact SMEs, what data-enabled technologies do SME suse in their day-to-day activities, as well as discuss fundamental data protection and privacy considerations.

MODERATOR
  • Thomas Grob, Deutsche Telekom

PANELISTS
  • Siva Devireddy, GoCoop
  • James Howe, International Trade Center
  • Małgorzata Ignatowicz, Office of Electronic Communications of Poland
  • Carsten Kestermann, Amazon Web Services
  • Sheetal Kumar, Global Partners Digital
  • Cornelia Kutterer, Microsoft

Session Organizers
avatar for Timea Suto

Timea Suto

Knowledge Manager, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

DC on Network Neutrality (DCNN)

5G, IoT and Zero Rating Challenges for Net Neutrality

While 5G and the IoT are supposed to bring incredible changes to the way connectivity is provided and utilised, zero rating practices – with particular regard to the sponsoring of social media – are already determining an incredible impact on democracies around the world.

Building on the DCNN 2018 outcome, the Zero Rating Map and on the works developed by DCNN members, this session aims at exploring the impact that the most recent technological and commercial developments are deploying and will deploy on Internet users’ capability to freely access and share innovation and information online and, ultimately, on the rights of every connected individual. Importantly the 2019 DCNN outcome, the #ZeroRating website (available at www.zerorating.info) will be officially presented and discussed.

The session will have the following agenda:
  • Brief introduction to the DCNN and its work
  • Presentations and debate on  the 2019 DCNN outcome: the #ZeroRating website
  • Presentations and debate on 5G and IoT
  • Discussion of next steps and priorities for DCNN

Speakers include: 
  • Luca Belli, FGV Law School
  • Edison Lanza, Organization of American States Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression
  • Frode Sorensen, Nkom (Norwegian Telecoms Regulator)
  • Aurore Tual, ARCEP (French Telecoms Regulator)
  • Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics
  • Luigi Gambardella, Open Fiber (TBC)
  • Estelle Masse, Access Now
  • KS Park, Korea University Law School
  • Thomas Lohninger, Epicenter.works

Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Head, CyberBRICS.info, Professor, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →
avatar for Yasmin Curzi de Mendonça

Yasmin Curzi de Mendonça

Researcher, FGV Law School
Researcher at the Center of Technology and Society from FGV Law School and PhD St. in Sociology at Rio de Janeiro State University. Researching about Content Moderation and Online Harassment.


Tuesday November 26, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Estrel Saal B Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

11:30

WS 218 Deliberating Governance Approaches to Disinformation
Session Organizers
avatar for Megan Metzger

Megan Metzger

Research Scholar and Associate Director for Research, Stanford University, Global Digital Policy Incubator
I work on human rights and AI, creative approaches to managing the challenges of online content, and multistakeholder approaches to solving the problems of the digital age. I have also conducted research on social media and protest in Ukraine and Turkey, and on the Russian state’s... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

WS 41 Tech Nationalism: 5G, Cybersecurity and Trade
This session will discuss the competition over 5G and other “strategic” informaton and communication technologies that are alleged to be critical to national power. The workshop is structured as a debate, as there are two distinct sides to tech nationalism (basically pro and con), but the speakers are not polarized and will be able to appreciate the claims of either position. The debate will explore how the securitization of software and equipment affects Internet governance and the digital economy. The panel will include perspectives from the USA, Europe, India, and China. 

The panel will be co-moderated by: 

  • Milton Mueller, Director of the Internet Governance Project at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
  • William Drake, International Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Zurich
Panelists include:
  • Jyoti Panday , Researcher, India Telecom Center of Excellence, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Jan-Peter Kleinhans, Project Director IT Security in the Internet of Things, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
  • Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs of the Australian Government 
  • Donald Morrissey, Head of U.S. Congressional, State, and Local Government Affairs for Huawei Technologies LLC (USA)
The moderators will pose questions and issues to pairs of speakers with contrasting views. They will engage with each other, debating the differences and trying to reach agreement. There will be three rounds of this. Then there will be an opening to the audience to discuss one side or the other. In the final segment the discussion will be steered toward resolution and agreement on best practices.

Schedule:

11:30-11:40    Overview of topic, introduction of panelists and process 

11:40-12:00    Topic 1: The Nature of Techno-nationalism  

  • What is techno-nationalism and how widespread is it in the industrialized and developing worlds? 
  • For example, many observers have detected a subcategory called "data nationalism" that views data as a 'national resource' to be 'protected' by the state. What are the arguments for and against this approach? 

12:00-12:20    Topic 2: The Battle Over 5G 

  • What cybersecurity threats, if any, are posed by the national origin of 5G infrastructure suppliers? 
  • How much of the concern about foreign equipment, software and data use is motivated more by economic than by cybersecurity concerns (e.g. in the US, China, Australia, Europe…)
  • Is it possible to reconcile techno-nationalist approaches to 5G with global markets for software, services and equipment? 

12:20-12:30    Topic 3: What is to be Done?  

  • How could we advance the search for more cooperative solutions to techno-nationalist policies?
  • Is techno-nationalism compatible with global multistakeholder governance of the Internet?

12:30-13:00    Open Discussion Among All Participants  


Session Organizers
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Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Milton Mueller is the O.G. of I.G. He directs the Internet Governance Project, a center for research and engagement on global Internet governance. Mueller's books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press... Read More →


Tuesday November 26, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

12:00

12:00

12:00

14:00

OPENING CEREMONY
The 14th Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum will be officially opened by
  • H. E. Dr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations 
  • H. E. Dr. Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany

Session Organizers

Tuesday November 26, 2019 14:00 - 15:00
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

16:00

17:00

 
Wednesday, November 27
 

08:00

09:00

Applying Human Rights and Ethics in Responsible Data Governance and Artificial Intelligence
Session Organizers
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Concettina Cassa

Funzionario, AGID
IGF MAG member. Co-facilitator of BPF on IoT, Big Data and AI. Italy IGF co-facilitator. Internet Governance Responsability in AgID (Agency for Digital Italy of Prime Minister Office - Rome). Member of Italy IGF 2019 Program Committee


Wednesday November 27, 2019 09:00 - 11:00
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

DC on DNS Issues
The Dynamic Coalition on Domain Name System Issues (DC-DNSI) met for the first time at UNESCO in Paris, during the IGF2018.  It was during that meeting that the community decided upon Universal Acceptance as the focus for the DC's inaugural year of work.  Universal Acceptance (UA) happens when "all domain names and all email addresses work in all software applications" and is tool for Digital Inclusion. 

This session builds upon two regional IGF sessions (EuroDIG, SEEDIG), MAG meeting briefings, and several months of discussion on the DC-DNSI list about UA and, in particular, UA-readiness within the public sector.  Our goal for the session is to exchange information and advance discussion on how the public sector may be encouraged to adopt UA practices, and why it is important to do so.

Please join us for a collaborative exchange on Universal Accpetance to understand where the work on UA is currently happening, why it is so important for digital inclusion, and the different ways in which people are encouraging governments to become UA-ready.

Key speakers:

Chris Disspain, Vice-Chair of the ICANN Board of Directors 
Mark Svancarek, Principal Program Manager, Tech Policy / Internet Governance, Microsoft
Emily Taylor, CEO, Oxford Information Labs
Manal Ismail, Director, International Technical Coordination Department, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Egypt
Ram Mohan
, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Afilias
Edmon Chung, Chief Executive Officer, DotAsia Organisation
Constanze Bürger, Information Technology Specialist at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany 
Ajay Data, Managing Director, Data Group of Industries

Moderator:

Susan Chalmers, National Telecommunications and Information Adminstration, U.S. Department of Commerce




Session Organizers
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Nikolis Smith

Senior Policy Manager, Verisign
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Susan Chalmers

Internet Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Internet governance, intermediary liability, and intellectual property; MAG member.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

WS 195 Cybersecurity concerns everyone - Responsibility and education throughout the digital supply chain
Cybersecurity concerns everyone. To ensure a product’s security it is key that everyone along the value chain – from development through production and delivery and beyond – is aware and educated about the risks and responsibilities. But how do we manage this task?
The Charter of Trust invites you to discuss this questions during our workshop at the Internet Governance Forum. Founded at the Munich Security Conference in 2018, the Charter of Trust is a cybersecurity alliance of 16 global leaders like Siemens, Cisco, IBM or Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. During our workshop you will hear talks by Eva Schulz-Kamm, Head of Global Government Affairs at Siemens AG and Laurent Bernat, Policy Analyst for Digital Security Policy at the OECD. They will later be joined by Dr. Alexander Wolf, CEO Division Business Assurance at TÜV SÜD AG, Jacques Kruse-Brandao, Global Head of Advocacy at SGS, Wolfgang Percy Ott, Head of Government Affairs Germany at Cisco, and Dr. Jochen Friedrich, Technical Relations Executive at IBM. They all will discuss the challenges of responsibility and education throughout the entire value chain and how the Charter of Trust has worked to tackle these challenges.
 
For more on the Charter of Trust and its members visit charter-of-trust.com

Session Organizers
FH

Felix Hofmann

Account Manager, GPLUS



Wednesday November 27, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

10:45

10:45

10:45

11:15

Addressing Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online
The reach of content published online is amplified through social media platforms at a speed never seen before. This has promoted democratic values by empowering individuals to express themselves freely, and has enhanced economic, social, political, and cultural participation. Amidst these positives, however, there are increasing risks associated with the proliferation of hate across these platforms, including terrorism and violent extremism, which has affected the way people feel safe and secure both online and offline. 

This main session will focus on different responsibilities, responses, rights and risks involved in policy approaches to dealing with terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC) online.  It will consider regulatory and non-regulatory approaches by social media platforms, as well as how such platforms address violent extremist content uploaded to their services by end users.

Speakers
The session will have contributions from:
  • Gert Billen. State Secretary. Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany.
  • Dr. Sharri Clark. Senior Advisor for Cyber and Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Department of State. United States.
  • Paul Ash, Acting Director, National Security Policy Directorate, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. New Zealand. 
  • Courtney Gregoire. Chief Digital Safety Officer Microsoft Corporation. United States.
  • Brian Fishman. Policy Director, Counterterrorism, Facebook. United States.
  • Eunpil Choi. Chief Research Fellow from the Government Relations & Policy Affair Team, Kakao Corp, Korea
  • Professor Kyung Sin Park. Korea University Law School. Korea
  • Yudhanjaya WijeratneSenior researcher Big Data, LIRNEasia. Sri Lanka
  • Edison Lanza. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Uruguay.
The session will be moderated by Jordan Carter, InternetNZ. New Zealand.

Session Organizers
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Jutta Croll

Chairwoman of the Board, Project Manager, Stiftung Digitale Chancen
I am a children's rights advocate, I have done research in the following areas: children's rights in the digital world, privacy, usability and accessibility, media literacy, social media, etc.
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Sylvia Cadena

Head of Programs / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC Foundation
Internet for development specialist with 20+ years of experience across Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions on how Internet technologies can support social and economic development. Full bio at https://linkedin.com/in/sylviacadenaMember of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group... Read More →
avatar for Susan Chalmers

Susan Chalmers

Internet Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Internet governance, intermediary liability, and intellectual property; MAG member.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 11:15 - 13:15
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

WS 170 Children's Privacy and Data Protection in Digital Contexts
Organizers:
  • William Bird, Media Monitoring Africa 
  • Daniela Tews, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

Policy Questions:
What are the views and positions of different stakeholders on children's rights to privacy and data protection? Who is responsible for the protection of data of children and how to fill the gaps of implementation? How to responsibly balance between protection and participation rights of children?

 

Description:
Personal rights such as the right to privacy and honour are not new. However, they become particularly relevant in the context of digital media use and digitisation. In view of the rapid and diverse distribution channels, personal data such as images or personal data in various forms like location or interests can quickly get out of control of one's own sphere of action and cause lasting damage. Especially when it comes to children and young people being online and becoming consumers of products and services, a particularly high responsibility to protect their privacy at various institutional levels is justified. These stakeholders must develop appropriate strategies that correspond and work together. Individuals, families, educational institutions and the state, and especially providers and developers of technologies, algorithms, games and online services, have to put personal rights before particular interests. These stakeholders are well aware of the many risks of media use and their responsibility towards children. However, their practice and actions often contradict this. There is a need for understanding and action here.


Agenda:
  1. Experts Input
  2. Break-Out Session
  3. Presentation Wall
  4. Reflection and Discussion

Speaker:
 
  • Steffen Eisentraut, Head of International Affairs, jugendschutz.net, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Sonia Livingstone OBE, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Phakamile Khumalo, Coordinator„Web Rangers Project”, Media Monitoring Africa, Civil Society, African Group
  • Gehad Madi, Member of the UN Comittee on the Rights of the Child, Intergovernmental Organization, African Group
  • Kai Hanke, Deputy Director, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V. (German Children´s Fund), Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Rebekka Weiß, Head of Trust & Security, Bitkom e.V., Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Session Organizers
avatar for Frederik Jagielski

Frederik Jagielski

Student Assistant, Coordination Office for Children's Rights, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V. (German Children´s Fund)
Student - Social Sciences M.A., HU
avatar for Daniela Tews

Daniela Tews

Media Policy Advisor - Coordination Office for Children's Rights, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.
Children's Rights in digital environment


Wednesday November 27, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

DC on Internet Rights and Principles: Internet Futures and the Climate Crisis
Internet Futures and the Climate Crisis - Paths to Sustainability or Extinction?

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of World Wide Web, a fundamental moment in the history of the Internet, and an integral part of our daily lives in this era of the Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. It is estimated that over 4 billion people are now internet users and 3.9 billion are active mobile internet users, which represents more than half of the global population. However, Internet connectivity comes at a price: despite the potential to reduce the environmental impact, the internet and its dependent technologies are in fact contributing to the current climate crisis, and with the global number of users rapidly increasing, the ICTs may soon overtake the carbon footprint of the aviation industry.  

Can green Internet-dependent technologies offer smart solutions to tackle the climate crisis? 
Discussions around sustainability and the environmental impact of ICTs have been largely absent from Internet Governance agendas, despite the current global climate crisis and the ever-growing energy demands of a fast-increasing digital industry.
As the UN SDGs look to connect the next billion the relationship between recognition of emerging rights such as that of internet access and existing rights (e.g. the right to information, education) and the environmental burden internet-dependent technologies requires our attention. Internet access as a sustainable development goal implies research into, and development of equipment, architectures, and services that are also environmentally sustainable in light of undertakings around the current climate crisis and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs).
This session is a follow-up to meetings organised last year IGF in Paris and at this year’s EuroDIG in The Hague and part of our ongoing outreach work through the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet.

Speakers:

Breakout Session Facilitators / Rapporteurs
  • Chris Adams - ClimateAction.tech -  Tech community
  • June Parris, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) and IGF Mag Member, Civil Society
  • Lea Rosa Holtfreter - Civil Society / Youth Representation
  • Nick Shorey, Cyber security and global Internet policy specialist, Private sector
Moderator: Minda Moreira - Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC), Civil Society
Remote Moderator: Luis Gustavo -  Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG)
Rapporteur: Marianne Franklin -  Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC), Goldsmiths, University of London


Session Agenda
Part I
* Introduction & Launch of the IRPC French Charter  
* Keynotes:
    * Fridays for Future Berlin
    * Feminist Internet
* Panel discussion followed by onsite and remote participants feedback

Part II  -
4 breakout sessions: *Let us know which one you will join, by filling in this form

Group 1 - The Internet is killing the Planet! - How can we reduce the carbon footprint of internet-dependent technologies
Issues: Manufacturing, Consumption, E-waste.
Facilitator & Rapporteur: Nick Shorey

Group 2- Sustainability by design: Creating rights-based and environmentally conscious technologies
Issues: Design, Emerging technologies, Sustainability
Facilitator & Rapporteur: Chris Adams

Group 3 -  Saving the Planet and Fighting the trolls:  The rise of the young climate movement in an era of structured misinformation campaigns and online harassment
Issues: Youth Activism vs online climate misinformation
Facilitator & Rapporteur: Lea Holtfreter  

Group 4 - The human cost of the Climate Crisis: How to ensure sustainable human development through the Internet and protection of rights and empowerment of climate “migrants” in the online environment
Issues: digital inclusion, development through the Internet, climate “migrants” rights to access and protection in the online environment
Facilitator & Rapporteur: June Parris

Part III
* Presentation of break out groups outcomes
* Remote participation feedback
* Final points & recommendations


Objectives of this session:
  1.  Accelerate the awareness of the digital environmental impacts among all the IGF stakeholders and put the environmental issue and its connection with the ICTs on the forefront of the main IG agendas;
  2.  Listen to and act upon the main concerns of the younger generations;
  3. Address the major issues arising from the fast increase of energy consumption and carbon footprint of internet dependent technologies: production, consumption and e-waste; climate misinformation online and harassment of youth climate activists and identify the society impact and the human rights directly affected directly by the environmental hazards of internet dependent technologies (e.g. forced labour, climate migration);
  4. Create a collective hub, bringing together all IGF participants to produce the creative solutions urgently needed to ensure that next generation of internet-dependent technologies provide technologically viable and sustainable responses to issues arising from global environmental degradation.


Policy Questions: Outcomes and Interventions
Questions that this meeting will address include, but are not restricted to:
  1. Which human rights are directly affected by the environmental impact of internet-dependent technologies?
  2. How can the digitalization and networking of the urban environment, such as digital/smart cities projects, take into account the principles, and practice of environmental sustainability and  “human rights by design”?
  3. How can global, and national internet policymaking agendas better respond to existing and future environmental issues arising from connecting the Sustainable Development Goals with those aiming to “Connect the next billion”?
  4. In which specific areas - of public concern, geography, or internet design – can different stakeholders generate working relationships for sustainable, rights-based internet futures?


Session Organizers
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Internet Rights and Principles Coalition/Amnesty International

The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRPC) is an open network of individuals and organizations committed to making the Internet work for human rights, based on the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet: Amnesty International is a global movement... Read More →



Wednesday November 27, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Estrel Saal B Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

WS 315 Youth in IG for Internet Ethics & Digital Inclusion

WS #315 Youth in IG for Internet ethics & digital inclusion is an IGF 2019 workshop initiated and organized by youth leaders from different parts of the world. The workshop is initiated to engage youth talents from different regions with a focus on Internet ethics. By interacting with participants of different cultures, races, and experiences, we expect to discuss and develop an ethical understanding of the Internet in order to achieve digital inclusion. With the experiences and inputs from different partnering organizers, including Jenna Fung (NetMission.Asia), Elisabeth Schauermann (Youth IGF Summit 2019 & EuroDIG), Elliott Mann (Swinburne Law School), Aisyah Shakirah Suhaidi (Internet Society Malaysia Chapter), Joy Wathagi Ndungu (Digital Grassroots), and Jaewon Son (Korea Internet Governance Alliance), a robust foundation is developed for this workshop.


Goal of this Workshop
  • To engage participants from different regions for a discussion with a focus on Internet ethics.

  • To discuss and develop an ethical understanding of the Internet in order to achieve digital inclusion. 

  • To come up with a youth statement with practical examples and suggestions after the discussion.

  • To strengthen the youth community in the Internet Governance ecosystem.

BackgroundPolicy Question
  • What are the major factors leading to the low engagement of youth in IG and how can we tackle this problem to ensure better participation?

  • How can including youth from all backgrounds help contribute to the development process of Internet ethics and policies?

  • What role can policies and best practices play in creating a cyber environment that promotes positive digital citizenship, and cyber wellness among young Internet users?

Problem Statement

Youths are the fastest-growing demographic on the internet and those who develop the future of the digital world. They are one of the important stakeholder groups in the Internet Governance ecosystem. Their participation in the policy-making process is essential yet the youth engagement remains low. In this digital era, Internet ethics and digital inclusion are critical for the sustainability of the Internet Governance ecosystem and the Internet. Which role is the youth playing in such a context? 

Youth participation & engagement

  1. How can youth-driven initiatives advocate for the rights and opportunities for disadvantaged youth hailing from different communities in Internet Governance, and create an environment in which young people can engage actively in the IG processes?

  2. What are the tools needed for youth-driven IG initiatives to empower people with disabilities and marginalized societies in order to engage and promote youth participation in IG?

  3. What are the main/most common factors leading to low engagement of youth in IG and how can we tackle this problem so that improvements can be made to ensure better participation in the future?

  4. What are the challenges for youth initiatives when facilitating youth participation in the IG process?

  5. How can the government help facilitate youth engagement and participation in the IG process?

Internet Ethics & policies

  1. How can including youth from all backgrounds (young women, youth with disabilities, underserved societies, other marginalized groups) in IG help contribute to the development process of Internet ethics and policies?

  2. What is the role of youth participation in the IG process to different stakeholder groups in developing Internet ethics and policies?


Digital Inclusion

  1. How do different stakeholder groups engaged in the IG process encourage youth participation so as to achieve digital inclusion?

  2. Digital resilience: What role can policies and best practices play in creating a cyber environment which helps to promote positive digital citizenship, and cyber wellness among young Internet users

FormatBreak-out Group Discussions - Round Tables - 90 mins

1) Introduction: 10 mins

The moderator(s) will start the session with the introduction of the work and activities of youth initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. To allow the exchange of ideas and insights between and among regions, the moderator(s) will invite youth leaders from different regions, e.g. African group and European group, to specifically talk about the context of youth engagement in IG in their regions. The floor will be opened to seek clarification questions about the youth initiatives and their works, in order to encourage the audience to think about how the youth initiatives contribute in building youth’s awareness and capacity and contributing to the Internet ethics and policies for digital inclusion.

2) Panel Discussion: 25 mins

The moderator(s) will then invite speakers from different stakeholder groups, including technical community, the private sector, government/ intergovernmental organization, and civil society, to share their opinions and views on the importance of youth engagement and participation in IG process, and how youth’s advocacy contributes to policy change. Sharing from each speaker will be set to 4-5 minutes. Follow up with a 10-minute Q&A session before moving on to the round-table discussion.

3) Break-out Group Discussion: 10 mins

The discussion will then be continued based on and focused on the cases and examples shared by the speakers. To facilitate a robust discussion, speakers from different stakeholder groups, geographical region, and gender will be split into break-out groups to share their points of view from different perspectives for 10 mins.

4) Open Floor Discussion: 25 mins

To further expand and deepen the discussion, the floor will be opened for comments, questions, and suggestions for further actions of different communities and stakeholder groups. By setting up an open-floor discussion, it allows and empowers attendees to advocate their opinions and points of view of the communities they are representing. This session is expected to be dynamic and interactive, in which the moderator(s) will queue up the audience and speakers for questions, responses or comments upon requests. The discussion will also be sought from remote participants, who will be welcome to engage and be involved in the open floor discussion.

5) Action & Output: 10 mins

Based on the collective experiences in the session, the moderator(s) will summarize the discussions in the previous section and move forward to explore any potential actions, activities or collaborations for regional youth initiatives and other stakeholder groups. These future ideas will aim to enhance and encourage higher youth participation and engagement in the IG process, proliferating Internet ethics and policies from the youth perspectives for digital inclusion. The suggested action items, activities, collaborations, the case sharing(s) from the discussion, and any public comments will be the output for the report of the session.


Session Organizers
avatar for Jenna Man Hau Fung

Jenna Man Hau Fung

Community Engagement Lead, NetMission.Asia - DotAsia Organisation
I am currently in charge of the NetMission Program. I initially joined NetMission.Asia in 2017 as NetMission Ambassador. Since then, I have been involved in a variety of youth projects e.g. Hong Kong YIGF 2019, 078 Kobe Fest Mock ICANN Bootcamp, Asia Pacific YIGF 2018 & 2019, NetMission@APIGA... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

12:00

OF24 BBusiness and Human Rights in Technology Project: Applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to digital technologies
Session Organizers
avatar for Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge

Senior Associate / Advisor, Shift / OHCHR B-Tech
avatar for Nathalie Stadelmann

Nathalie Stadelmann

Human Rights Officer, UN Human Rights Office
currently working on a project, the "B-Tech project" at UN Human Rights Office that will seek to help technology companies incorporate established international human rights principles into workable company practices.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Convention Hall I - D Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

12:00

12:00

OF16 Collaborative Multistakeholder Approaches in Cybersecurity

Session Description
The session will focus on the role of relevant stakeholders in cybersecurity and cyber resilience. In many areas it is the industry that assumes the leading role with its capacity and resourcefulness, and that is the more active element in public-private partnership models. Discussions from speakers and participants on what role should different stakeholders play in cybersecurity capacity building approaches, resource challenges and what can be done to address these. Ideas for financial assistance for collaborative strategy implementation will be shared, for instance, feasibility of creating special funds for activities such as capacity building and technical cooperation. Facilitating benchmarking activities where less developed countries can be paired with more advanced ones to share ideas and learn best practices based on experience. Developing and implementing cybersecurity strategies including role of national CERTs through a multi-stakeholder collaborative approach.


Speakers:

  1. Gisa Fuatai Purcell – Acting Secretary General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization 
  2. Nayia Barmpaliou - Head of Public Policy and Initiatives, Centre for Cybersecurity (C4C), World Economic Forum
  3. Olaf Kolkman - Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society and Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)
  4. Kevon Swift - Head Strategic Relations & Integration, Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC) 
  5. Yuliya Morenets - Representative, TaC- Together against Cybercrime 
  6. Matthew Moorhead – Acting Head of the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform, Commonwealth Secretariat

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Leonard Obonyo

Leonard Obonyo

Senior Programme Officer, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization


Wednesday November 27, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:00

Implementing Internet standards and protocols for a safer Internet ( LW Int. and De Natris Consult)
This workshop is a integral part of an IGF intersessional pilot project. The rational behind the pilot is to actively establish whether the IGF is able to influence or speed up current debates within internet governance. By bringing relevant, sometimes new stakeholders to the IGF and not only have them let them present their point of view, but to ask all present to create recommendations together that are commonly understood as potential solutions to the challenge at hand, a longlasting debate may change course.

The topic selected is the implementation or deployment of already existing internet standards or protocols, like e.g. DNSSEC, RPKI, OWASP, BCP 38, etc., that on deployment would make the internet, thus all its users more safe from abuse and harm. Despite the fact that many involved stakeholders agree deployment is necessary, for some reason the internet world is slow in doing so.

This project tries to establish what the reasons for slow deployment are and to provide recommendations to different stakeholder groups how to speed up deployment, including a plan of action and who to involve in the debate. The outcome is a report published late January 2020. You can find more in-depth information here:

https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/implementing-internet-standards-and-protocols-for-a-safer-internet
This workshop will be, in part, an interactive one. All present will be divided into working groups tackling one specific topic on the deployment of internet standards. The agenda will be:
1) introduction ca. 5 minutes;
2) break out working groups, ca. 45 minutes;
3) reporting.

One break out group is specifically for the remote attendants, so they can actively participate. Each group is led by a moderator, assisted by a rapporteur.
The work carried out so far has led to five concept recommendations that aggregate the imput gathered so far. These are the working groups:

Concept recommendation 1. Create a (positive) business case for the deployment of internet standards (moderator Roelof Meijer, SIDN)

Concept recommendation 2. To deploy internet standards successfully it has to be incorporated in law, that is regulated actively (Mark Carvell, consultant, formerly Department of Culture, Media and Sports, U.K.)

Concept recommendation 3. To deploy standards successfully they need to be built into products (by design/default) (Paul Wilson, APNIC)

Concept recommendation 4. Make standards and their effect on internet security better known (Arda Gerkens, director EBOK, senator NL parliament)

Concept recommendation 5. (online) Make ICT and internet products more secure through education (TBC)

The goal is to:

1) Assess if there are current successful initiatives;
2) Provide one or more recommendations on the way forward;
3) Provide suggestions for an action plan for these recommendations;
4) Advise on who to involve and how to reach them.

As you can see, there is no predetermined outcome to this process, making your input important to the work in this pilot. You can select your own group of choice, though in the room it will be made certain that there is an equal split between the groups. Your experience and ideas are important for this project to succeed, so please feel welcome to join in and share your views actively.

Session Organizers
avatar for Wout de Natris

Wout de Natris

Consultant/owner, De Natris Consult
If you like to discuss strengthening cooperation within the IGF context, multiyear strategy for the IGF or the deployment of internet standards feel free to contact me. Looking forward to meet and talk.Are you in need of an experienced moderator? Let's meet and discuss.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:10

13:10

13:15

13:15

Advancing Cyberstability: Final Report of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Session Description
On 12 November 2019, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) issued its final report Advancing Cyberstability, as part of a panel held at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum. The report represents the culmination of the Commission's work, offering a multistakeholder cyberstability framework, a set of four principles, six recommendations, and eight norms of responsible behaviour.

During this session, members of the Global Commission will present the elements of the cyberstability framework and place them in the context of ongoing global efforts to enhance international security in cyberspace. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the GCSC proposals. Input and feedback from groups like the IGF community represented the bedrock of interactions with the wider group of state and non-state experts and will form the basis of the advocacy of the report going forward.

Agenda

13:15-13:25
Introduction to the GCSC and the Cyberstability Framework

13:25-13:30
Cyberstability Definition and Principles

13:30-13:40
Norms of Responsible Behaviour 

13:40-13:45
Recommendations 

13:45-14:15        
Way forward and Q&A 

Speakers

  • Latha Reddy, GCSC Co-Chair and former Deputy National Security Advisory of India
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Director of Global Policy and Strategy, Association for Progressive Communications
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Professor Emeritus, University of Aarhus, former member on the ICANN Board of Directors, and former Special Ambassador of the NETMundial Initiative
  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Christopher Painter, former Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. State Department

About the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

Launched at the 2017 Munich Security Conference, the mission of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace. The GCSC’s composition mirrors the multistakeholder reality of cyberspace by bringing together 28 Commissioners and Chairs, and four Advisors from all regions and backgrounds. The Commission helps to promote mutual awareness and understanding among the various cyberspace communities working on issues related to international cybersecurity, in particular by finding ways to link dialogues on international security with the new communities created by cyberspace.

For an overview of the report, please see the Fact Sheet and for a copy of the report, visit Advancing Cyberstability. For more information please visit www.cyberstability.org and on our social media channels (@theGCSC). 


Session Organizers
AK

Alexander Klimburg

Director, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace



Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:15 - 14:15
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:15

Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network 2019
The Session will provide stakeholders with an update on the work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in 2019, in particular the publication of the Operational Approaches documents, which were developed by the Members of the three Policy Programs of the Policy Network and which contain concrete proposals for Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms to address some of the most pressing cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century.

In addition, the Session will inform participants on the outcomes of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, held on June 3-5, 2019 in Berlin and hosted by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany with the institutional support of the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, United Nations ECLAC and UNESCO. 

At the Session, the full version of the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019 will also be launched. This Report is the world's first mapping of trends, actors, and initiatives with regard to cross-border legal challenges in cyberspace and is based on an unprecedented collaborative large-scale data collection.

Session Organizers
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I&J

Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is the multistakeholder organization addressing the tension between the cross-border Internet and national jurisdictions. Its Paris-based Secretariat facilitates a global policy process engaging over 300 key entities from governments, the... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:15 - 14:15
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:30

Book Launch Event: The Myth-Busting IGF Book - "Busted! 50 internet myths and why they are wrong" by Matthias C. Kettemann und Stephan Dreyer
Yes, laws matter online. No, criminals don’t all go free. And no, privacy isn’t dead – yet. Matthias C. Kettemann and Stephan Dreyer have edited a book busting the 50 most common internet myths which all IGF participants have received. In this book launch event the editors and authors of the book will present key contributions and share their plan on the future of busting Internet myths.
Link: https://www.hiig.de/en/50-internet-myths/

Session Organizers
avatar for Matthias C. Kettemann

Matthias C. Kettemann

Head of Research, Leibniz Institute for Media Research
I research rule and rules online, disinformation, cybersecurity, Internet Governance, international internet law, freedom of expression, right to internet access ... and of course #NextGenIG and #50InternetMyths


Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:30 - 14:00
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:30

How can Distributed Ledger Technology foster the SDGs? (University of Geneva and Geneva Macro Labs)

Blockchain has the potential to support the Sustainable Development Goals and provide good privacy. However, this requires best practices, standards, and appropriate regulation.

This high level panel will discuss

  • opportunities and risks of using bockchain
  • the work of standards organizations regarding blockchain technology
  • certification of blockchain based applications
  • the result from the conference on blockchain & GDPR on November 26th
  • what are the best regulatory approaches to support the SDGs?
Panelists Please find further information here:

Session Organizers
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Jörn

Erbguth
Technology and Legal Expert on Blockchain and Data ProtectionDigital Liberties EnthusiastPhD candidate University of GenevaLecturer at Geneva School of Diplomacy


Wednesday November 27, 2019 13:30 - 15:00
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

13:50

14:15

Achieving the SDGs in the digital age
Session Organizers
avatar for Miguel Candia

Miguel Candia

Head of the Arms and Drugs Policies of the MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paraguay
Everything you feel like speaking about. I am a facilitator as much as an IG fan.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 14:15 - 16:15
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

15:00

OF46 ITU WSIS Open Forum 2020 Fostering digital transformation and global partnerships: WSIS Action Lines for achieving SDGs (Second Physical Meeting of the Open Consultation Process)

The WSIS Forum 2020 (WSIS+15) will provide an opportunity to serve as a platform to track the achievements of WSIS Action Lines in collaboration with the UN Agencies involved and provide information and analyses of the implementation of WSIS Action Lines since 2005.

All WSIS stakeholders, ICT practitioners and IGF-19 participants are invited to participate and contribute to the Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2020 and its 2nd Physical Meeting taking place on Wednesday 27 November, 15h00 – 16h00, in Convention Hall I - C. Remote participation facilities will be made available for this meeting. The session will be moderated by Ms Gitanjali Sah, Strategy and Policy Coordinator, ITU.

Besides welcoming remarks by the co-organizers (ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD), the session will discuss the ongoing preparations towards the WSIS Forum 2020 and its preliminary results, invite all to contribute to its many activites, and intriduce the new special tracks and the WSIS+15 component. All relevant details about registration, venue, remote particiaption will be discussed, while special attendion will be dedicated to the thematic focus and format of event and High-Level Track (Moderated Policy Session, High-Level Track Facilitators, High-Leve Dialogues, WSIS Prizes 2019, Ministerial Round Table). Opprotunities at the Forum Track (Thematic and Country Workshops, Interactive Sessions, Action Line Facilitation Meetings, UNGIS, Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, WSIS Stocktaking, Knowledge Cafés, Hackathon, Exhibitions, WSIS TalkX) will be presented, while new features of the special tracks (hackathon, extedned reality, innovation, ICT and sports, Youth and ICTs, ICT and Older Persons, Accessibility, Gender mainstreaming, Space and SDGs) will be revealed. 

Contribute to the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS Forum 2020.

To make official submission go to www.wsis.org/forum

The WSIS Forum is the only event of its kind where the programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced through the OCP. The process aims at ensuring a participatory and inclusive spirit of the Forum, scheduled to be held from 6–9 April 2020 at ITU in Geneva. This process actively engages governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, the technical community and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process to ensure broad ownership and further improvements of the Forum. It provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving information and knowledge societies.


Session Organizers
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Vladimir Stankovic

Policy Analyst, World Summit on the Information Society WSIS, International Telecommunication Union
An ICT Policy Analyst at the International Telecommunication Union ITU, working in the Strategy and Planning Division on WSIS-related activities, with 15 years of progressive international experience working for governments and international organizations in Geneva, Belgrade and New... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

DC on Platform Responsibility
Platform Values: Conflicting Rights, AI and Tax Avoidance

This session will discuss three of the most crucial points of contention with regard to values underlying the operation of digital platforms: Conflicting Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Tax Avoidance.

The session will include presentations based on the papers featured in a special issue of the Computer Law & Security Review, celebrating five years of activities of the UN IGF Coalition on Platform Responsibility and devoted to 'Platform Value(s): Conflicting Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Tax Avoidance'.

The Special Issue, which is the 2019 official outcome of the coalition, will include also the finalised Best Practices on Platforms' Implementation on the Right to Effective Remedy, produced by the Coalition between May 2018 and March 2019 (available here).

Free hard copies of the Special Issue will be distributed. 
The Special Issue will also be released in open access starting 27 November 2019. In the meantime, you can read the editorial "Platform value(s): A multidimensional framework for online responsibility" here.

The session will have the following agenda:

·       Opening remarks by Nicolo Zingales, University of Leeds, and Luca Belli, FGV 

Part I- Platform Values, Freedom of Expression and Democracy

·       Keynote by Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression Organization of American States

·       Nic Suzor, Queensland University of Technology

·       Monica Rosina, Facebook 

Quick round of questions

Part II: Platform values and content moderation

·       Chris Marsden, University of Sussex

·       Ivar Hartmann, FGV 

·       Giovanni De Gregorio, Univerista' Milano Bicocca

·       Dragana Obradovic, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network 

Quick round of questions

Part III: Conflcting rights and values

·       Catherine Carnovale, Elsevier

·       Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich

·       Catalina Goanta, Maastricht University

·       Yseult Marique, University of Essex

· Open Debate


Session Organizers
avatar for Nicolo Zingales

Nicolo Zingales

University of Leeds Law School
- Coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility- Associate Professor in competition and information law at the University of Leeds- Affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society- Research associate of the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Estrel Saal B Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

15:00

15:00

15:00

15:00

BPF Cybersecurity: Putting agreements into action - operationalising cybersecurity norms
Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity - 'Cybersecurity Agreements'
The 2019 edition of the Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity is exploring best practices in relation to recent International Cybersecurity Initiatives. The BPF analyses existing initiatives such as the Paris Call, the GCSC’s Six Critical Norms Towards Cyber Stability, the UN OEWG and GGE, and collect and share best practices around the implementation of suggested measures. 

The BPF is part of the 2019 intersessional work program of the IGF and started its discussions already well ahead of the Berlin meeting. The BPF published a draft report that will be further completed with input from the BPF workshop at IGF2019.  (see below for more details on the report and how to provide feedback). 

Workshop Agenda

Chair / moderator - Maarten van Horenbeeck, Board member, Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)

Introductory scene-setting discussion
- Maarten van Horenbeeck, BPF Cybersecurity lead expert
- Markus Kummer, BPF Cybersecurity co-facilitator
- Professor Madeline Carr, Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity, UCL and Director of the Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security (Academia)

Panel discussion – focused on the following questions:
1) What do you see as a role for norms? Where you are involved in / responsible for an agreement, where do you see it on the spectrum of observation - implementation?
2) Can you share an example of an effective implementation effort?
3) What is the road ahead for implementation? Is there an opportunity to collect and share best practices on these efforts, or is a framework needed?
4) How can we assess whether norms are adhered to? Are there good examples of norms assessment or measurement efforts?

Panelists:
- Carina Birarda, CSIRT Buenos Aires Cybersecurity Center (Technical Community)
- Sheetal Kumar, Global Partners Digital (Civil society)
- John Hering, Microsoft (Private sector)
- Olaf Kolkman, Internet Society (Technical Community)
- INVITED - Representative of the French government to update on the Paris Call (Government) TBC

Online moderator: Alyssa Moore, CIRA, The Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Rapporteur: Ben Wallis, Microsoft and BPF Cybersecurity co-facilitator

REVIEW the draft output report ! IGF2019 BPF Cybersecurity draft output
Instructions:
  • Review the report here (link BPF report)
  • Send your feedback to bpf-cybersecurity-contribution@intgovforum.org
  • Format: email, or word/pdf attached to an email
  • If your comment is on a specific section or paragraph, please indicate this clearly! 
  • Deadline: you can submit feedback on the draft document until the last day of the IGF2019 meeting. However, we would appreciate receiving your feedback before Friday 22 November, as this would allow us to take your comments into account during the BPF workshop in Berlin.
  • Received feedback will be posed on the BPF webpage (unless the author indicates that he/she prefers the feedback is not published) and will feed into the final BPF output report.  

 

Session Organizers
avatar for Wim Degezelle

Wim Degezelle

Consultant
Independent Internet policy Analyst and Consultant. - IGF Consultant Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity - IGF Consultant Best Practice Forum on IoT, Big Data, AI
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Ben Wallis

Regulatory Policy Analyst, Microsoft



Wednesday November 27, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

WS 59 Digital Sovereignty and Internet Fragmentation
The tension between national sovereignty and the global Internet is probably the single most fundamental Internet governance issue today.

The Internet protocols create a globally connected virtual space; in the technical structure of cyberspace distance and territory do not matter. Governmental authority, on the other hand, is bounded by geographic territory and each government is supposed to have supreme authority in its territory. Ever since the World Summit on the Information Society, governments have been trying to insert the concept of sovereignty into Internet governance discussions. On the other hand, many Internet users, platforms and service providers have been promoting the benefits of seamless global interconnection. There is a clash between the two distinct models of Internet governance. 

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the new discourse and practice of national sovereignty over cyberspace and to consider its implications for Internet openness vs. fragmentation. But in cybersecurity traditional security and stability practices have had to be modified, often relying on multistakeholder cooperation and cross-border operations in which the power of states is shared with many other actors. Today, in a context of cyber-attacks by state actors and a globalized digital economy, efforts to assert territorial control into cyberspace and project it onto all things digital are gathering momentum. 

The session is an interactive roundtable. It includes a diverse and expert set of prominent personalities:

  • Lise Fuhr, European Telecommunications Network Operators Association.
  • Vinton Cerf, Google
  • Ilona Stadnik, St. Petersburg University, Russia.
  • Alexander Isavnin, Internet Protection Society of Russia
  • Ambassador Achilles Zaluar, Foreign Ministry of Brazil
  • Xu Peixi, Communications University of China
  • Mona Badran, Cairo University Egypt

Moderators:
  • Dr. Milton Mueller, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Director, Internet Governance Project 
  • Dr. William J Drake, International Fellow and Lecturer in the Media Change & Innovation Division of the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich

Policy questions to be addressed:

1. The nature of national sovereignty and its extension to 'digital sovereignty' or ‘cyberspace sovereignty’
  • Is digital sovereignty compatible with the globalized access provided by the Internet protocols?
  • What is gained and what is lost by trying to make cyberspace conform to principles of territorial sovereignty?
  • How does sovereignty in cyberspace relate to/differ from traditional notions of sovereignty that shaped international communications policy since the 1850s?

2. National effects of digital sovereignty:
  • How do attempts by some countries to create a "sovereign Internet" affect the human rights of Internet users?
  • How do national boundaries on data flows affect economic development, competition and efficiency in the global digital economy?
  • How does sovereignty in cyberspace affect the security and privacy of Internet users?

3. Global effects of digital sovereignty:
  • Is digital sovereignty compatible with a global internet or will it lead to fragmentation of the infrastructure or the services and processes that it supports? 
  • How do national boundaries impact foreign firms seeking to operate locally? Are they consistent with international trade and other multilateral obligations?
  • Why and how are countries trying to create "national Internets?" 
4. Governance responses: 
  • Would it be better to conceive of cyberspace as a global commons similar to the high seas or outer space? What are the policy and governance implications? 
  • What blend of institutional settings would be useful in addressing the conflicts engendered by by strongly statist digital sovereignty practices? What would be the role of e.g. security arrangements, international trade agreements, international privacy agreements, MLATs and other efforts to deal with access issues of concern to law enforcement and others?
  • Is there any role in this discussion for multistakeholder cooperation, or is sovereignty a matter on which only states should engage? If there is a role, how could this be structured?

Session Organizers
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Milton Mueller is the O.G. of I.G. He directs the Internet Governance Project, a center for research and engagement on global Internet governance. Mueller's books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

16:10

16:10

16:30

The Future of IoT : Toward More Secure and Human-Centered Devices

In 2016, the most prominent cyberattack on public record happened because of vulnerabilities in over 600,000 small, innocuous devices connected to the Internet. By harnessing the collective power of devices such as home routers and thermostats, cyber criminals were able to cripple major websites/systems such as power grid systems. This demonstration showed, without a doubt, that the security of the Internet of Things is a major concern.

From the consumer perspective, joint research between Internet Society and Consumers International has revealed some consumer attitudes toward the Internet of Things. A high number of people (75%) distrust the way data is shared. Consumers are also thinking about the need for more formal regulation in the market. It is likely that this demand will grow as information about the risks associated with connected products becomes more widespread.

Starting from those concerns, this session will identify the security challenges throughout the complete process of IoT service delivery – from the infrastructure to the application layer. Speakers from different stakeholder groups  will discuss the solutions and challenges from their perspectives and the complexities of maintaining security when considering the different private actors involved in producing, operating and using IoT devices and onto the rights, roles and responsibilities of consumers and regulators in using and overseeing such devices.  The panel will also share their policy views regarding providing security for the consumer, the data and the IoT devices themselves, to achieve the better IoT in the future.



Session Organizers
avatar for Juliana Harsianti

Juliana Harsianti

Journalist and Researcher, Global Voices
Focus on digital inclusion, digital security and women in tech. Contributor for Global Voices and managing Global Voices Indonesia. Also a MAG Member.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:30 - 18:30
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:40

WS 211 Value and Regulation of Personal Data in the BRICS
Over the past decade BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) alone have added more than one billion users to the world’s Internet population and, over the next decade, a further one billion of BRICS nationals will be connected to the Internet. This incredible number of individuals are personal data producers, innovators and consumers and enjoy an ample range of rights, shaped by the various regulatory instruments that BRICS countries have recently adopted and are adopting with regard to data protection.

Importantly, as the majority of the world’s Internet population is going to be increasingly BRICS centered, the policies adopted by these countries are likely to have global impact. In such perspective, this workshop will address the following policy questions:

  1. What national laws (or other type of normative acts) regulate the collection and use of personal data in the BRICS country?
  2. Do the laws recently adopted by BRICS countries apply to foreign entities that do not have physical presence in such countries?
  3. Are data protection laws adopted by BRICS countries based on fundamental rights defined in Constitutional law or International binding documents?
  4. Are the newly adopted frameworks converging or diverging from other existing frameworks such as the European one? And are BRICS national frameworks they converging amongst themselves?

Speaker 1: Anja Kovacs, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: Dirk Delmartino, Private Sector, African Group
Speaker 3: Sagwadi Mabunda, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 4: Andrey Shcherbovich, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
Speaker 5: Achilles Zaular, Government, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 6: Min Jiang, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 7: Sophie Kwasny, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 8: Luca Belli, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Head, CyberBRICS.info, Professor, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →
avatar for Yasmin Curzi de Mendonça

Yasmin Curzi de Mendonça

Researcher, FGV Law School
Researcher at the Center of Technology and Society from FGV Law School and PhD St. in Sociology at Rio de Janeiro State University. Researching about Content Moderation and Online Harassment.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:40

WS 282 Data Governance by AI: Putting Human Rights at Risk?
Organized by the Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (@netrights) and Amnesty International Germany (@AmnestyTech), this high-level roundtable considers the intensifying debate about how the roll-out of artificial intelligence capabilities - particularly those that can forgo the need for human intervention - needs to be more clearly aligned with international human rights law, and legal standards.

The principle that human rights exist online as they do offline (The Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet; UN Human Rights Council, A/HRC/32/L.20, 2014; Council of Europe 2014) has gained a wide consensus across stakeholder groups. R&D and recent legislation around the world have flagged the rise in interest by regulators, public institutions, and service providers to develop and deploy AI systems across a range of services, public and business. These policies are becoming prioirties in internet and data governance policy agends at the local governmental, national and international level.

The session, invited speakers and those invited to present questions to the panelists, along with other interventions from the audience, will consider the relationship between AI and Human Rights in light of the question: What are the regulatory, technical, and ethical considerations for "Human Rights AI By Design"?

If you want to have your question considered as one posed to the panel, please send the question to info@irpcharter.org with the message heading "Question for WS282 IGF 2019"


Panellists Renata Ávila, Executive Director, Ciudadanía Inteligente (Smart Citizens Foundation), Latin America @avilarenata
Markus Beeko, Secretary General, Amnesty International Germany @mnbeeko
Bishakha Datta, Point of View, India @busydot Katherine Getao, ICT Secretary, Kenyan Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology @ICTAuthorityKE
Paul Nemitz, Principal Advisor at DG JUSTICE, European Commission @paulnemitz
Alex Walden, Free Expression and Human Rights @Google


Moderator: Marianne Franklin, IRPC/Goldsmiths University of London @GloComm
Remote Participaton Moderator: Sebastian Schweda, Amnesty International Germany @amnesty_de  
Rapporteur:  Minda Moreira, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) @mindabuzz

Session Organizers
avatar for Internet Rights and Principles Coalition/Amnesty International

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition/Amnesty International

The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRPC) is an open network of individuals and organizations committed to making the Internet work for human rights, based on the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet: Amnesty International is a global movement... Read More →



Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Raum II Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:40

16:40

16:40

16:40

16:40

WS 331 Should We Tackle Illicit Content Through the DNS?
Session Organizers
avatar for Nathalia Sautchuk Patricio

Nathalia Sautchuk Patricio

Technical Advisor, NIC.br
I'm a computer engineer. I am a Technical Advisor to CGI.br and professor in some universities. My interests are: network neutrality, Education and ICT, Social and Digital Inclusion.
avatar for Vinicius W. O. Santos

Vinicius W. O. Santos

Technical advisor, NIC.br
Technical advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)


Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

17:00

17:20

OF21 Arab perspectives on Digital Cooperation and Internet Governance Process
Inspired from the outcomes of the UN SG Panel and Report.Digital Cooperation conceptual approach, this open form will explore the opportunities to launch an Arab consultation to discuss the main principles, scenarios, and architectures for a multi-stakeholder “systems” approach for better digital cooperation taking into consideration all related implications. This will include reviewing and discussion platforms across the Arab region for better digital inclusion.

Session Organizers

Wednesday November 27, 2019 17:20 - 18:20
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

17:20

18:00

18:30

Music Night
Wednesday November 27, 2019 18:30 - Thursday November 28, 2019 11:00
TBA
 
Thursday, November 28
 

07:30

Credo Global
Thursday November 28, 2019 07:30 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

08:00

Internet Governance Project
Thursday November 28, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

08:00

Just Net Coalition
Thursday November 28, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00

08:00

Open Internet for Democracy Initiative

Thursday November 28, 2019 08:00 - Friday November 29, 2019 18:00
Village Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

08:00

09:00

Emerging technologies and their interfaces with inclusion, security and human ‎rights (NRIs Perspectives)
Description
This session will bring perspectives of communities gathered around the national, regional and youth IGF processes (NIRs). Delegated representatives of the NRIs will provide concrete cases of existing practices, challenges and already implemented or under implementation action plans and activities in the areas agreed by the NRIs.

The session discussion will illustrate existing challenges across developed and developing countries, as well as vulnerable groups through concrete cases of practices.
It will showcase the impact of the newly emerging technologies on various countries and regions, and related implications these have on inclusion, security and human rights. Concrete case-studies will be presented and actions and activities identified that are affecting change at the national levels.

More specifically, the session will address four (4) guiding policy questions to which concrete inputs will be addressed from the perspective of the NRIs discussions:
  1. How can (existing, new and emerging) digital technologies, support engagement of vulnerable groups at the national and regional levels? 
  2. How to ensure safe and secure online conditions for utilization of digital technologies? Can we trust these? 
  3. Are emerging digital technologies posing risks to human rights? How to prevent and tackle harmful consequences?
  4. How can we suggest policy options to enhance access to the least developed countries to emerging technologies?


Thursday November 28, 2019 09:00 - 11:00
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

WS 271 Making Global Data Governance Work for Developing Countries
Data governance has been a key topic in the global agenda, but much of the debate has been driven by the interests of richer nations. This workshop will discuss data governance priorities for developing countries and how to make the future IGF Plus model for global digital cooperation work for low- and middle-income countries.

The workshop will also be an opportunity to discuss the findings of the paper Digital diplomacy: technology governance for developing countries, based on a consultation with developing country policymakers, businesses, academics and civil society to identify their key priorities for cross-border digital governance.

Participants
  • Kamal Bhattacharya, Pathways for Prosperity Commission
  • Mariana Valente, Director of InternetLab
  • Fabrizio Hochschild, UN’s Secretary-General Office
  • Elizabeth Stuart, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford (moderator)
If you are participating remotely, please use #DigitalDiplomacy @p4pcommission so we can track your questions and comments.

Session Organizers
avatar for Beatriz Kira

Beatriz Kira

Senior Research and Policy Officer, Blavatnik School of Government


Thursday November 28, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

09:30

WS 111 Business Innovations Foster Digital Inclusion, Bridge Gaps
Session Organizers
avatar for Barbara Wanner

Barbara Wanner

Vice President, ICT Policy, U.S. Council for International Business
Barbara Wanner has more than 25 years of professional experience dealing with ICT policy, international trade, and foreign policy issues in both the public and private sectors.She currently serves as Vice President for ICT Policy at the US Council for International Business (USCIB... Read More →


Thursday November 28, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

10:35

WS 179 Human-centered Design and Open Data: How to Improve AI
Session Organizers
avatar for Caroline Burle

Caroline Burle

Responsável por Relações Institucionais e Internacionais, Ceweb.br / Nic.br
Responsável pelas Relações Institucionais do Centro de Estudos sobre Tecnologias Web (Ceweb.br) e do W3C Brasil. É especialista em Negociação pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas e Mestre em Relações Internacionais pelo San Tiago Dantas. É integrante do Núcleo de Estudos e Análises... Read More →


Thursday November 28, 2019 10:35 - 11:35
Raum II Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

10:35

10:35

WS 63 Usual Suspects: Questioning the Cybernorm-making Boundaries
Developing and implementing cybernorms is very much an Internet governance problem. This may be the year where the IGF community will rally around this notion.
This workshop will facilitate a dialogue between the policy and technical communities on the operationalisation of cybernorms. In particular, we will explore the technical angle of implementing three widely agreed norms: GCSC Norm 1 about protecting the public core; GCSC Norm 2 about protecting electoral systems; and UNGGE Norm 7 about answering requests for assistance.

Governance is about principles and values, wants and needs. But any governance decision eventually ends up at implementation. Sound decision-making about implementation relies on access to quality information – particularly, in this case, quality technical knowledge about the kinds of opportunities and challenges that will arise from the operationalisation of cybernorms.

Cybernorms are political – there is no question of that. And as a political instrument, geopolitics plays out through red lines, negotiations, alliances etc. Many in the technical community may find cybernorms a futile and irrelevant discourse, but we believe this can change through a constructive dialogue between the policy and technical communities.

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Pablo Hinojosa

Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC


Thursday November 28, 2019 10:35 - 11:35
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

10:45

10:45

11:05

11:15

11:30

BPF IoT, Big Data, AI: Using IoT, Big Data, AI to address societal challenges
Best Practice Forum on IoT, Big Data and AI
The 2019 Best Practice Forum IoT, Big Data, AI focusses on policy challenges pertaining to the use of IoT, Big Data, AI to address societal challenges that otherwise would be more difficult to address. 
The BPF is part of the 2019 intersessional work program of the IGF and started its discussions already well ahead of the Berlin meeting. The BPF published a draft report that will be further completed with input from the BPF workshop at IGF2019.  (see below for more details on the report and how to provide feedback).


Draft Agenda
The BPF session will cover the same questions as the report:
  1. Introduction and background on the BPF process
  2. Opportunities:  IoT, Big Data, AI to address societal challenges
  3. Policy Challenges:
    1. Stimulating the use and uptake of IoT, Big Data, AI to address societal challenges
    2. Enhancing justified trust in IoT, Big Data, AI to stimulate their use to address societal challenges
    3. Challenges related to the collection, management, and use of data by IoT, Big Data, AI applications
  4. Concluding remarks
The BPF builds on the  BPF 2018 that focussed on fostering the multistakeholder dialogue in field of IoT, Big Data, AI in an Internet context.
 

REVIEW the draft output report !

IGF2019 BPF IoT, Big Data, AI draft output
Instructions:
  • Review the report here (link BPF report)
  • Send your feedback to  bpf-IoT-BD-AI@intgovforum.org
  • Format: email, or word/pdf attached to an email
  • If your comment is on a specific section or paragraph, please indicate this clearly! 
  • Deadline: you can submit feedback on the draft document until the last day of the IGF2019 meeting. However, we would appreciate receiving your feedback before Friday 22 November, as this would allow us to take your comments into account during the BPF workshop in Berlin.
  • Received feedback will be posed on this page (unless the author indicates that he/she prefers the feedback is not published) and will feed into the final BPF output report.  

Session Organizers
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Wim Degezelle

Consultant
Independent Internet policy Analyst and Consultant. - IGF Consultant Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity - IGF Consultant Best Practice Forum on IoT, Big Data, AI
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Concettina Cassa

Funzionario, AGID
IGF MAG member. Co-facilitator of BPF on IoT, Big Data and AI. Italy IGF co-facilitator. Internet Governance Responsability in AgID (Agency for Digital Italy of Prime Minister Office - Rome). Member of Italy IGF 2019 Program Committee


Thursday November 28, 2019 11:30 - 13:00
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

11:30

11:45

WS 175 Beyond Ethics Councils: How to Really do AI Governance
Session Organizers
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Corinne Cath-Speth

PhD Candidate, Oxford Internet Institute & Alan Turing Institute
Internet governance, Internet standardization, tech-culture, AI, ethics, algorithms, human rights, civil society, social justice, feminism, diplomacy, IETF


Thursday November 28, 2019 11:45 - 13:15
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:45

11:45

12:00

12:00

12:45

13:00

13:15

14:15

Governance Challenges in the Digital Age: Finding New Tools for Policy-Making
Overview
Digital technologies are transforming society at a pace never seen before, in all kind of fields from public safety, access to information for the exercise of political rights, to welfare benefit allocation or healthcare services provision. This should be accompanied by a transformation of the approaches to designing the practices, policies, laws and regulations needed for effective governance of these technologies. At IGF 2018, the UN Secretary-General articulated a growing interest in finding ways to go beyond working in silos and become truly multidisciplinary in the ways we think about the governance of emerging technologies. It is hoped that bringing more diverse voices to the table will enable more holistic policy-making which can strike the right policy balances. Should such an evolution be seen as a threat to the sovereign role of governments to protect their citizens, or as an important tool for improving decision-making? Also, what are the limitations and appropriate boundaries in expanding policy-making to encompass a broader range of disciplines and stakeholders? We aim to come away with a better appreciation of how and when more inclusive policy-making approaches can enable Internet Governance to keep pace with the development of new technologies.
Background 
Technology deployment is in some cases the result of private companies development of business models, but also the result of public policies that foster its adoption, and many times a result of complex public-private partnerships. This complex ecosystem calls for a diversity of innovative approaches to provide governance structures that understand the impact of different clashing incentives and that are fit for this constantly evolving environment. This suggests a need to revisit the current understanding of policy-making from a technical perspective, but also as an exercise of sovereignty and participatory engagement of society at large. Multidisciplinary approaches can be understood to involve a full range of perspectives and stakeholders, in this context incorporating actors, disciplines and expertise that have not so far been engaged in Internet Governance discussions. This means looking to a wider spectrum of social sciences and behavioral studies, for instance, but also to include of traditionally marginalized groups, and even those have previously refrained from participating due to a negative view of ways in which Internet has evolved with minimal direct regulation.
This session will seek to hear critical self-reflections about how Internet governance has been conducted so far from a diversity of perspectives. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of what multidisciplinary policy-making means for the crafting of 21st century technology governance. We will hear about several conceptual frameworks as well as concrete experiences of practical implementations in the fields of AI, cybersecurity and online content moderation.
We will invite speakers and participants of the session to tackle questions in a collective critical exercise that does not take for granted what has so far been done in technology governance. For example, to what extent, and in what ways, can multidisciplinary policy-making help governments and society address policy problems in relation to frontier and emerging technologies? What strategies can governments and private actors develop to prompt broader stakeholder discussion in issues around frontier technologies? To what extent should multidisciplinary approaches be open, inclusive and multistakeholder, or are they places where a more limited set of expert input is appropriate? What should be the role of governments in technology governance? What are the advantages and limitations of private self-regulatory initiatives?
Agenda
Moderator - David Kelly, Policy Adviser, Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations 

- Part 1 – the What and the Why 
The first part of the session will provide for a general discussion about who needs to be involved in the governance of frontier technologies, and how it can be done in innovative ways that acknowledge the social impact of emerging technologies. This includes reflecting on what should be the appropriate roles for binding laws, regulations and multilateral solutions, on the one hand, and soft governance mechanisms, e.g. norms and standards, on the other. The speakers will share their experiences of designing policy-making approaches and mechanisms to address the challenges of governance in the digital age and how those approaches have evolved to better capture the impacts of emerging technologies.
Policy Questions:
  • What are the key elements of a truly multidisciplinary policy-making process? And what are the underlying conditions for creating and continuously supporting this environment?
  • Which perspectives, stakeholders and disciplines need to be involved? And to what extent should approaches be truly open to all vs being focused on specific interests considered relevant to a particular policy question?
  • What are the challenges to putting in place theoretical frameworks when it can prove difficult to foster collaboration among different stakeholders?
Speakers:
  • Molly Lesher, Senior Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) [Intergovernmental Organization]
  • Sophie Peresson, Director, Innovation for All, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) [Private Sector]
  • Sheetal Kumar, Senior Programme Lead, Global Partners Digital (GPD) [Civil society]

- Part 2 – the How

The second part of the session will hear from people with first-hand experience of how multidisciplinary policy-making happens in practice. Looking at examples ranging from cybersecurity to AI and content moderation, we will discuss what barriers exist to putting in place more multidisciplinary and integrated policy frameworks, and how stakeholders can work together to address them? What are the current blind spots in setting truly multidisciplinary policies? By looking at different models, we hope to learn not just what has worked well, but what have been the challenges and roadblocks of incorporating different types and levels of expertise in the development of public policy.
Policy questions:
  • What are examples of attempts to build multidisciplinary policy-making processes for public policy already being developed on Internet Governance across the globe?
  • What we can learn from them? What worked well? What needs improvement? Are there lessons to be learned from private sector policy-making?
Speakers:
  • Kenneth Adu-Amanfoh, Executive Director, Africa Cybersecurity and Digital Rights Organisation, (ACDRO) [Civil society]
  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (ISOC) [Technical community] 
  • Lisa Dyer, Director of Policy, Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society [Multiple stakeholder group involvement]
  • Zoe Darme, Manager, Governance, Facebook [Private sector]
Background material
- Recent initiatives and statements relevant to the topic of this Main Session are provided below

Session Organizers
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Ben Wallis

Regulatory Policy Analyst, Microsoft


Thursday November 28, 2019 14:15 - 16:15
Main Hall Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

15:00

15:00

WS 178 Human-centric Digital Identities
In the world of growing digital interactions, what are individual-centric, scalable policies and practices on identity and data that create sustainable value to business, consumers and citizens?

Through a panel and a workshop with physical flipcharts we will:
  • Highlight good digital identity use cases such as seamless travel and health data exchange 
  • Broaden shared understanding of individual-centric principles on digital identity and data
  • Identify “lighthouse” activities and scalable, replicable best practices from around the world
  • Identify priority policy considerations that need multi-stakeholder dialogue and action


Session Organizers
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Cristian Duda

Lead, Digital Identity, World Economic Forum


Thursday November 28, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

WS 182 Data Governance for Smarter City Mobility
The workshop focusses on the question of "How should data in Smart Cities be governed to foster the creation and delivery of effective, innovative and sustainable mobility and transportation services for citizens, while respecting their privacy and other fundamental rights?"

The goal of the workshop is to:
  • identify conflicts of interests in data (sharing) in the context of Smart City Mobility, based on the impulse statements as well as the own knowledge and experiences of the workshop participants. 
  • discuss possible data governance solutions  (e.g. principles for data governance), based on the impulse statements as well as the evidence from practice and the experiences and interests of the diverse stakeholders identified in the workshop itself.
  • develop concrete recommendations and best practices for urban planners, municipal administrations, civic initiatives, technology providers and other relevant actors

Workshop agenda:

The workshop will begin with a brief introduction of the workshop goal and format as well as the challenges and possible solutions of data Governance in connection to mobility in Smart Cities that we have identified in our working group’s current research. It will be followed by three to four impulse presentations on the core challenges of data governance in Smart Cities (see speakers list below).

The round table discussions will follow the Purpose to Practice - workshop format, where the stakeholders initially shape together all the elements that will determine the success of their initiative and hence a shared purpose. All additional elements—principles, participants, structure, and practices—are designed to help achieve the purpose.

Finally, each of the round table groups presents the results of their discussion, e.g. identified conflicts of interests in data (sharing) in the context of Smart City Mobility, possible data governance solutions as well as recommendations for the relevant actors in this field (esp. urban planners, municipal administrations, civic initiatives, technology providers).


Introduction 15 min
Introduction of the workshop goal and format, as well our working group’s research on data governance in connection to Smart City mobility
Impulse presentations on the core challenges of data governance in Smart Cities

Round tables 70 min:
4 Round table break-out discussions on:
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Political accountability and transparency
  • Human Rights and Inclusion
  • Innovation, Competition and Incentives
  • Technical Infrastructure and Interoperability


Closing Remarks 5 min:

We connect the outcomes of the round tables for a holistic outlook on data governance solutions in the context of Smart City mobility.  

Speakers:
  • Dörte Schramm, Private Sector, Organisation: Robert Bosch Gmbh
  • Eun Chang Choi, Academia, Organisation: The Free Internet Project
  • Dr. Kamalanetra A. C. Hung, Private Sector, Activist, Organisation: Pineapple Laboratories, IN_Visible
  • Nigel Zhuwaki, Smart Mobility Consultant, GoMetro Pty Ltd.

Organisors:
  • Max von Grafenstein, Einstein Center Digital Future
  • Alina Wernick, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society



Session Organizers

Thursday November 28, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

DC on Community Connectivity (DC3)

Community Networks: Policy and Regulations

Over the past 4 years, the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) has successfully demonstrated that Community Networks (CNs) are feasible options to expand connectivity and that the communities behind CNs are reliable partners. The research and engagement promoted by DC3 has aroused the attention of an incredibly wide range of actors, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that co-sponsored the 2018 outcome, elaborated by DC3: the Community Network Manual: How to Build the Internet Yourself.

Besides the research demonstrating the feasibility and interest of CNs and instructions on how to build them, it is time to provide concrete suggestions for policymakers on how to facilitate CNs. To this extent, DC3 members have jointly elaborated the 2019 Annual Outcome document dedicated to Building Community Networks Policies: A Collaborative Governance towards Enabling Frameworks.

Hard copies of the booklet will be distributed at the DC3 session. The volume was developed in a participatory manner by DC3 members, starting from works developed by various CN advocates and researchers over the past years. Such works include the Declaration on Community Connectivity; the netCommons the Open letter to EU policy makers, the Declaration of the First Latin American Summit of Community Network, etc.

The goal of the DC3 outcome document is to act as a working document from which all interested stakeholders can take inspiration to start constructive discussions on how to facilitate CNs through the most appropriate policy frameworks

The IGF session will have the following agenda:

  • Introduction and presentation of DC3 and its work
  • Keynote remarks
  • Presentations of case studies
  • Discussion of the proposed policy elements
  • Discussion of next steps and further actions for DC3

Session speakers
  • Luca Belli, FGV Law School
  • Edison Lanza, Organization of American States Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression
  • Cristina Data, Ofcom
  • Jane Coffin, ISOC
  • Carlos Baca, Rhizomatica
  • Carlos Rey-Moreno, APC
  • Adam Burns, Free2Air
  • Julie Owono, Internet Sans Frontières

Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Head, CyberBRICS.info, Professor, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →
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Yasmin Curzi de Mendonça

Researcher, FGV Law School
Researcher at the Center of Technology and Society from FGV Law School and PhD St. in Sociology at Rio de Janeiro State University. Researching about Content Moderation and Online Harassment.


Thursday November 28, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

DC on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL)
This session will look at how public access in libraries features in national broadband strategies designed to support digital inclusion. As neutral, welcoming public centres, libraries have a particular role in achieving both specific internet policy objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals more broadly. Alongside schools, libraries are noted as key venues not only for providing connectivity (as a stepping-stone towards, and a complement to, home connections), but also as places where people can develop digital skills and confidence. Women and other often marginalised groups have benefitted particularly from the possibilities offered by libraries. Speakers will share experience of government programmes which have looked to realise this potential, describing both the logic for working with libraries, the potential to reach marginalised groups, and the achievements (both in terms of connectivity and positive side-effects) that were achieved. This session will support the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries’ 2019 report, focusing on broadband strategies and how libraries can support these.

Session Organizers
VD

Valensiya Dresvyannikova

Policy and Research Officer, IFLA


Thursday November 28, 2019 15:00 - 16:30
Raum IV Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

15:00

15:00

15:00

16:10

OF28 Internet Governance with and for the Citizens
Session Organizers
AV

Antoine Vergne

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Missions Publiques
How to involve ordinary citizens into global internet governance?
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Morgane Fleury

Missions Publiques


Thursday November 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:10
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:10

16:30

16:40

16:40

16:40

WS 381 Unpacking Digital Trade Impacts: Calling all Stakeholders
Session Organizers
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Bruna Santos

Policy and Advocacy analyst, Coding Rights
I have a BA in Law and work as a Policy and Advocacy analyst at Coding Rights, with a special focus on Data Protection, Human Rights in the Digital Age and Internet Governance. Additionally, I also hold the position of Chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICAN... Read More →
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Thomas Struett

Digital Trade & Data Governance Hub


Thursday November 28, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

16:40

16:40

16:40

16:40

16:40

WS 23 How and Why to Involve Perspectives of Children Effectively
Organizers:
  • William Bird, Media Monitoring Africa 
  • Daniela Tews, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.

Policy Questions:
What are the views and positions of different stakeholders on children's rights to privacy and data protection? Who is responsible for the protection of data of children and how to fill the gaps of implementation? How to responsibly balance between protection and participation rights of children?

 

Description:
 Protecting children and young people from the risks and harm that the Internet and digital media can cause is indisputably important. However, to allow them to participate/engage in an age-appropriate and child-friendly way in developments and decisions that open up safe, creative and protected possibilities of using the Internet, is an approach that is still under-represented. Governments, public authorities and businesses make decisions about conditions, rules and opportunities for using the Internet and digital media and content that must also take into account the best interests of children and young people. Today, children are not only subjects to be protected from risks and harmful contents or experiences. They are not only consumers of media and devices. They are producers, readers, gamers and influencers, they have expertise, impact and power which can help understanding their views and changing policies in a human rights based and child-friendly way. Perspectives of children and youth are of course as different as the regions and cultures as well as the living conditions and chances of human beings. But children have the right to be heard in every issue they are affected of. That’s what the UN-Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) stands for and what has to be realised from the duty-bearers of the Convention – the States parties, the companies and all adult persons. The respect for and implementation of Children's Rights has an essential dimension particular in digital contexts. At the same time, digitization offers a high potential for realizing to a greater extent the previously unrealized or under-implemented rights of children. The right to access to mass media (Art. 17 CRC) , the right to privacy (Art. 16 CRC), the right to freedom of expression (Art. 13 CRC), the right to be protected from violence (Art. 19 CRC)– these are only a few dimensions, which open the view for discussions on this issue.


Agenda:
  1. Presentations good/ best practice
  2. Presentation human centered design
  3. Interactive tool sessions in small groups and result presentations
  4. Reflections and discussion about the learnings

Speaker:
 
  • Felix Noller, Chapter Berlin, D4CR, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Phakamile Khumalo, Coordinator „Web Rangers Project”, Media Monitoring Africa, Civil Society, African Group
  • Joy Fakude, Participant „Web Rangers Project”, Media Monitoring Africa, Civil Society, African Group
  • Resegofaditswe Matlapeng, Participant „Web Rangers Project”, Media Monitoring Africa, Civil Society, African Group
  • Daniela Beyerle, Managing Partner, minds & makers, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Session Organizers
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Frederik Jagielski

Student Assistant, Coordination Office for Children's Rights, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V. (German Children´s Fund)
Student - Social Sciences M.A., HU
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Daniela Tews

Media Policy Advisor - Coordination Office for Children's Rights, Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.
Children's Rights in digital environment


Thursday November 28, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Saal Europa Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

17:20

17:20

OF5 Looking beyend the isolation - The LLDC´s and the World
Speakers will include Reps from different stakeholders coming from or working on Landlocked Developing Countries, to reflect on the issues of connectivity and affordability as they intertwine with transit and neighbouring countries, among other issues of value for achieving development goals. A conversation much needed for a fairer world!
See you there, we would be happy to have you!Invited Speakers:

Minister Estefanía Laterza - SDG National Coordinator, Paraguay.
Madame Jane Coffin - Senior Advisor to the CEO, Connectivity & Infrastructure, ISOC.
(TBC) Mister Jovan Kurbalija - DiploFoundation
(TBC) LLDC Reps.

Session Organizers
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Miguel Candia

Head of the Arms and Drugs Policies of the MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paraguay
Everything you feel like speaking about. I am a facilitator as much as an IG fan.



Thursday November 28, 2019 17:20 - 18:20
Convention Hall I - D Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

18:30

Stars in Concert Thanksgiving Special
Thursday November 28, 2019 18:30 - Friday November 29, 2019 10:00
TBA
 
Friday, November 29
 

09:30

OF31 Bridging digital in a Large Humanitarian Organization

Since its launch in 2014, MissingMaps has been supported by a growing network of humanitarian  organizations and volunteers that collaboratively put the most vulnerable places on the map. Working with a variety of actors allows for us to collaboratively learn about open (map) data opportunities  and challenges, as well as its potential to mitigate risks and loss in humanitarian contexts. 

This session will familiarize participants  with the Missing Maps project and explore, the landscape of digital transformation through the largest humanitarian network, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In addition, we will showcase how local community members, as well as remote volunteers can join forces, and collaboratively work towards common objectives to anticipate disasters and to respond effectively to them. This will include hands-on, interactive opportunities to contribute to humanitarian activities, via the use of the MapSwipe app supporting humanitarian activities all over the world one swipe at a time. 

 

Resources:

IFRC

Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center

IFRC Strategy 2030 

Missing Maps

MapSwipe

 

 


Session Organizers
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Heather Leson

Data Literacy Lead, IFRC
Heather is the Data Literacy Lead at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. As a technologist, she strengthens community collaboration via humanitarian technologies and social entrepreneurship. She builds partnerships, curates digital spaces, fosters volunteer... Read More →


Friday November 29, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

The Internet of Things towards the future, building on inherent Core Internet Values
The Internet of Things towards the future, building on inherent Core Internet Values
[please note that this workshop extends itself over two time slots - as it brings together DC IoT (09:30 - 11:00) and DC CIV (11:30 - 13:00)]

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.

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",
Part I 9:30-11:00 - IoT Security focus - Avri Doria moderating,
committed contributors include Frederic Donck (Information Society); Merike Kaeo (ICANN Board/SSAC); Marco Hogewoning (RIPE NCC), and others

a. 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, being weaponised as a tool for DDOS attacks or being used as attack vector on the users, themselves?
b. Actions that support a secure Internet (of Things), globally, across silos and geographies - what needs to be done (security by design for the world)
c. Open Discussion on IoT Security by Design
d. Preparing for Part II - Does IoT Security by Design break Core Internet Values? What ethical considerations are important in the deployment and use of IoT?
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Part II 11:30-13:00 - Core Internet Value focus - Olivier Crepin Leblond moderating

a. Reviewing Part I on IoT (short summary and conclusions of Part 1) - Maarten Botterman
b. Reminder of Core Internet Values (Sivasubramanian Muthusamy - remotely)
c. 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.
d. A summarised 6F Framework proposal - Alejandro Pisanty

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 address in the context of future use of IoT and recognition of Core Internet Values. Open discussion.

4- Draft conclusions by rapporteur and chairs, and closure.

Session Organizers
avatar for Maarten Botterman

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

09:30

WS 112 Assessing the Role of Algorithms in Electoral Processes
Session Organizers
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Nathalia Sautchuk Patricio

Technical Advisor, NIC.br
I'm a computer engineer. I am a Technical Advisor to CGI.br and professor in some universities. My interests are: network neutrality, Education and ICT, Social and Digital Inclusion.
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Vinicius W. O. Santos

Technical advisor, NIC.br
Technical advisor to the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)


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

09:30

09:30

WS 104 Integrated Policy Framework Key to Realize Digital Inclusion
Session Organizers
avatar for Barbara Wanner

Barbara Wanner

Vice President, ICT Policy, U.S. Council for International Business
Barbara Wanner has more than 25 years of professional experience dealing with ICT policy, international trade, and foreign policy issues in both the public and private sectors.She currently serves as Vice President for ICT Policy at the US Council for International Business (USCIB... Read More →


Friday November 29, 2019 09:30 - 11:00
Estrel Saal B Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

09:30

09:30

WS 247 Internet De-tox: A Fail-proof Regimen to End Online Sexism
An effective online content governance framework that balances freedom of expression and freedom from misogynistic speech continues to be a policy challenge for gender inclusion. The attacks that women face in the online public sphere reflects social prejudice that is intersectional. For instance, in India and Brazil, caste and race are ever-present in the hate that women encounter online. This reinforces social and gender stratification, amplifying discrimination and contaminating public discourse.

Building on empirical research on gender-based hate speech in India and Brazil, this workshop will address the following policy questions:
(a) What are the legal-policy constructs about sexism and misogyny in India and Brazil, respectively, and how adequate are they in tackling gender-based hate speech online?
(b) What new normative benchmarks that address gender-based hate speech are needed to enable women’s free expression online without the threat of highly punishing costs of online participation?
(c) What actions should policymakers, internet intermediaries and civil society organisations undertake, for gender-transformative change, including in online cultures?
(d) What good practices on legal-policy frameworks, platform policies, and cultural interventions are instructive, in this regard?

Speakers:

Speaker 1: Mariana Valente, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Nanjira Sambuli, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 3: Jai Vipra, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: Christophe Speckbacher, Programme Manager, Gender Equality Division, DG II – Democracy, Council of Europe
Speaker 5: Gisela Perez de Acham, Human Rights Center / UC Berkeley



Session Organizers
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Mariana Valente

Director, InternetLab
CC-Brazil coordinator and GNC representative.I am also the director of InternetLab, where I do research around human rights and the Internet; Internet regulation; Gender and Tech; Access to knowledge and Copyright.


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

09:30

10:00

10:45

10:45

DC on Schools on Internet Governance
Session Organizers
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Avri Doria

Researcher
Avri Doria is a research consultant. She served on the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) and the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She served as a member the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat and is a member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory... Read More →


Friday November 29, 2019 10:45 - 12:15
Estrel Saal C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:10

11:10

Data Governance Concluding Session

The Concluding Session will be an opportunity for participants to reconvene and provide insights on the Data Governance theme, following a full week of vibrant IGF discussions on various aspects of the topic.

As with the Day 1 Introductory Session, there will be discussion both in plenary and in break-out sessions looking at the different sub-themes. For each of the six sub-themes (as shown in this graphic - https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/filedepot_download/8432/1674), we hope to come away with a menu or road map of suggestions raised by the community during the week for how to address the various policy questions identified. In particular, it provides an opportunity for organisers or rapporteurs to share insights from the various sessions that have taken place throughout the week. This could include both areas of consensus and any solutions, initiatives or best practices raised, as well as any policy issues, questions that require further research, discussion or action.

AGENDA

11:10 – 11:15 Welcome and Introductions

11:15 – 11:55 Sub-thematic breakout sessions

11:55 – 12:55 Reports back from breakout sessions and plenary discussion

11:15 – 11:20 Conclusion

BACKGROUND

The Data Governance track will provide for discussions on the fundamental challenge of ensuring the benefits of the data revolution to contribute to inclusive economic development while protecting the rights of people. 

The global nature of the Internet and the transfer of digital information across borders brings an international dimension to discussions around data. The generation, collection, storage, transfer and processing of data (including personally identifiable data) have enabled new social, cultural, and economic opportunities than ever previously imagined. At the same time, the massive collection, transfer  and processing of data (in particular through the application of algorithms/AI/machine learning) by public as well as private entities pose challenges around privacy, freedom of expression and the exercise of other human rights.

The Data Governance track will contribute to identifying best approaches to ensure the development of human-centric data governance frameworks at national, regional and international levels. It will enable an exchange of views on how to support and operationalize the exercise of human rights and the empowerment of individuals in their digital identity in current uses and development of data-driven technologies. And it will consider how to create the conditions needed to facilitate data-driven innovation, to ensure competition, and to foster trust in the development of services and new technologies, including through the use of inclusive data and the fulfillment of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Session Organizers
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Ben Wallis

Regulatory Policy Analyst, Microsoft


Friday November 29, 2019 11:10 - 13:00
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:10

Digital Inclusion Concluding Session
Session Organizers
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Paul Rowney

Director, AfICTA
A social entrepreneur with over 35 years’ experience in the ICT sector. Work experience includes a decade with the United Nations and over 25 years in the private sector.Founding director of the MyDigitalBridge foundation, an Namibian not for profit organisation that implemented... Read More →
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Susan Chalmers

Internet Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Dept of Commerce
Internet governance, intermediary liability, and intellectual property; MAG member.


Friday November 29, 2019 11:10 - 13:00
Raum III Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:10

Security/Safety Concluding Session

The Concluding Session of the Safety, Security, Stability and Resilience theme will bring together discussions in the various workshops and other sessions during the week under that theme. The session will provide an opportunity to discuss and distill material for the IGF2019 messages related to SSS&R. Representatives of BPFs, DCs and NRIs as well as Main Session organizing teams will be invited to take part to share take-aways from the sessions they organized. The aim of the Concluding Sessions is not to negotiate a single message or solution on a given topic, but rather to provide a concise summary, a menu or road map of suggestions raised by the community during the week.

Agenda

Welcome and Introduction - 5 mins 
Break-out discussion - 40 mins
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Stability & resilience
  • Technology, Industry and Trade
  • Internet ethics
  • Human rights
Plenary Q&A - 60 mins
Conclusion - 5 mins

Session Organizers
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Sylvia Cadena

Head of Programs / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC Foundation
Internet for development specialist with 20+ years of experience across Latin America and the Asia Pacific regions on how Internet technologies can support social and economic development. Full bio at https://linkedin.com/in/sylviacadenaMember of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group... Read More →


Friday November 29, 2019 11:10 - 13:00
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

11:30

11:30

11:30

12:00

Meeting on Cyber-Accountability: Building Attribution Capability
Open Work Meeting on Cyber-Accountability: Building Attribution Capability

Organized by the Internet Governance Project and ICT4Peace Foundation.

About
Attribution is defined as identifying with an understood degree of confidence who is responsible for a cyber-attack. It is important, particularly in view of emerging norms for responsible state-behaviour in cyber space, because it contributes to the accountability of actors in cyberspace. This meeting will address the following policy questions:
1. What is wrong with how cyber-attributions are conducted today?
2. How can we make the cyber-attribution process more objective, scientific, transparent and widely accepted?
3. Will making neutral, accurate and authoritative cyber-attributions improve accountability and help reduce cyber-attacks?

Description
This meeting will aim to inform participants about an ongoing effort to form a global network of cybersecurity researchers who want to cooperate to develop attribution capabilities and perform cyber-attributions of state-sponsored cyber-attacks. It will describe the results of an initial meeting at the University of Toronto as well as a multi-stakeholder attribution workshop conducted in Zurich at ETH this summer, and describe our plans for the next steps. The goal is to perform attributions that are considered scientific and credible by the community. Accountability for cyber-attacks has increasing geopolitical significance. Attribution made by one nation-state is unlikely to be accepted as neutral and authoritative by other nation-states, especially if those states are rivals or hostile. Various commentators on this issue have proposed that a transnational attribution organization exclude governments and be led by experts in academia and business. The Internet Governance Project (IGP), ICT4Peace, and several other organizations are forming the nucleus of an informal network of universities and civil society organizations who want to become involved in cyber-attribution and attribution research.

This meeting is organized as an informational and discussion session amongst any researchers and businesses who are engaged in or interested in cyber-attribution. However, discussion will be led and moderated by people who attended the two workshops and will have input from the Cyber Peace Institute. They will update the group on the formation of the network and facilitate the engagement of new people and organizations.

Discussants
  • Mlton Mueller, IGP, USA, academia
  • Serge Droz, ICT4Peace, Switzerland, private sector
  • Lennart Maschmeyer, Senior Researcher, ETH Zurich, Center for Security Studies, academia
  • Jacqueline Eggenschwiler, Oxford, UK, academia
  • Stéphane Duguin, Europol, government

Moderators:
  • Milton Mueller, IGP, USA, academia
  • Serge Droz, ICT4Peace

Rapporteur
  • Serge Droz

Session Organizers
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Brenden Kuerbis

Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology
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Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Milton Mueller is the O.G. of I.G. He directs the Internet Governance Project, a center for research and engagement on global Internet governance. Mueller's books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press... Read More →


Friday November 29, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

12:00

13:00

13:00

Launch of the book: El Reto de la Democracia Digital
Launch of the book: 
FORD Elaine, "The challenge of digital democracy. Towards an interconnected citizenship". Lima, Peru, 2019.
Online edition: www.democraciadigital.pe

Comments by:
- Manuel Haces, Manager of Public Policy & Government Affairs, Google (Mexico) 
- Paola Galvez, Public Policy & Legal Counsel (Peru)
- Elisson Diones, Youth SIG Chair, ISOC (Brazil) 

Presentation by:
- Elaine Ford, author (Peru)

SUMMARY: Through this book the author, Elaine Ford, wants to transmit her knowledge, her experience and the great work undertaken through the Digital Democracy Program, which she has been promoting in Peru for six years. She wants to show how the Internet and technology play a crucial role in the lives of citizens, political parties, public entities, among others. It is a publication with conceptual, theoretical components, current information and analysis; but at the same time with the sample of experiences throughout these years. The international perspective is always present, because these digitalization processes are global.

The chapters have a logical order. Each of them covers a series of areas of the Internet ecosystem that are of special relevance and have been the key axes in the work of Digital Democracy and that, in addition, are transcendental aspects for the Peruvian reality.

The book includes four major chapters: 1) Definitions of Digital Democracy 2) Digital Citizenship: empowerment and change in the digital age 3) Politics in digital times and 4) Internet governance and human rights online.

 This book contributes to reflection to understand how to meet the new challenges brought by the digital revolution in order to strengthen democracy and coexistence among its various actors.


Session Organizers
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Elaine Ford

Director and Founder, D&D International - Digital Democracy
I promote Digital Democracy in Peru.Director and founder of D&D International - Digital Democracy.President of Internet Society (ISOC) Peru. Member of ISOC 2019 Chapters Advisory Council Steering Committee.



Friday November 29, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
Raum V Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

15:00

16:00