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Privacy: from regional regulations to global connections ?

by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2013 08:18 AM
This workshop is being organised by Internet Society at Bali on October 24. Sunil Abraham is one of the panelists for this.

The Internet Governance Forum 2013 is being held at Bali from October 22 to 25. The overarching theme for the 2013 IGF meeting is: "Building Bridges"- Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development".

Read the original published on the IGF website.


Theme: Internet Governance Principles

The Internet dissolves geographical boundaries on a greater scale than any prior invention. It allows data, personal and otherwise, to flow across borders, supporting social and economic interactions. However, there is a complex mix of factors at play: multiple policy objectives that are sometimes in conflict; individuals’ rights; the interests of the communities; “monetization” of personal data for short-term and long-term commercial gain; different historical cultural and regulatory approaches to privacy; etc.

Across a diverse, global Internet, how can we best deal with the tensions that naturally result from differences in personal privacy expectations, economic aspirations, and regulatory regimes, particularly when it comes to online data protection?

This workshop will explore what core principles and strategies are needed to achieve a balanced and fair approach to data protection that is effective internationally and regionally. In the process, we will examine the possible paths to a global solution, together with impediments, and explore how successful local and regional approaches could be leveraged at the international level.

We will also strive to articulate lessons learned from recent initiatives such as the modernisation of the Council of Europe Convention 108, the revision of the OECD Privacy Guidelines, the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules System, and the proposed revisions to the EU data protection framework, etc. in tackling these challenging issues.

Has the proponent organised a workshop with a similar subject during past IGF meetings?
Yes

Indication of how the workshop will build on but go beyond the outcomes previously reached

The submitter has not previously organised a workshop at the IGF. However, his colleague has co-organised the following workshops on related issues: 2012: ICC BASIS and ISOC - Solutions for enabling cross-border data flows – http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/sites/default/files/IGF%202012%20ws86%20report_10%2012%2012%20final.doc 2012: CoE and ISOC – Who is following me: tracking the trackers – http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no181-who-following-me-tracking-trackers#report 2010: ISOC and EFF – The Future of Privacy – http://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/future-privacy%2020100914.pdf Background papers: Report from a WSIS Forum 2012 thematic workshop entitled: “Data Privacy on a global scale: keeping pace with an evolving environment” – http://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/Data%20Privacy%20on%20a%20global%20scale_0.pdf Report from a IGF2012 workshop entitled “Solutions for enabling cross-border data flows - https://www.internetsociety.org/sites/default/files/IGF%202012%20cross-border%20data%20flows.pdf

Background Paper

Download background paper

Co-organisers

  1. Ms. Sophie Kwasny, Head of the Data Protection Unit, Council of Europe , Intergovernmental Organizations, FRANCE, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG
  2. Mr. Frederic Donck, Internet Society, Technical Community, BELGIUM, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG

Have the Proponent or any of the co-organisers organised an IGF workshop before?
Yes

The link(s) to the workshop report(s)

Panelists

Please click on Biography to view the biography of panelist

  1. Sophie Kwasny, Head of the Data Protection Unit, Council of Europe , Female, Intergovernmental Organizations, FRANCE, Western Europe and Others Group – WEOG
  2. Nigel Waters, Public Officer, Australian Privacy Foundation , Male, Civil Society, Australia, Asia-Pacific Group
  3. Wendy Seltzer, Policy Counsel, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) , Female, Technical Community, United States, Western Europe and Others Group – WEOG
    Biography
  4. Joseph Alhadeff, Vice President for Global Public Policy, Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corporation, Male, Private Sector, United States, Western Europe and Others Group – WEOG
    Biography
  5. Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore, Male, Civil Society, India, Asia-Pacific Group
    Biography

Moderator

Frederic Donck, Internet Society, Director European Regional Bureau

Remote Moderator

Luca Belli, CERSA,Université Panthéon-Assas Sorbonne University

Agenda

Moderator will briefly introduce the session as well as the different panellists. Each panellist will have 2 minutes (maximum) to introduce his/her own perspective on the general issues addressed by the moderator.

No powerpoints allowed. Very dynamic session with regular interventions from remote participants and audience, as well as between panellists is sought.

Moderator will work out questions (including through a coordinated approach before the session with panellists) and will organise the session in a way that allows a balanced conversation between all stakeholders (on-site/remotely).

Inclusiveness of the Session

Moderator will briefly introduce the session as well as the different panellists. Each panellist will have 2 minutes (maximum) to introduce his/her own perspective on the general issues addressed by the moderator.

No powerpoints allowed. Very dynamic session with regular interventions from remote participants and audience, as well as between panellists is sought.

Moderator will work out questions (including through a coordinated approach before the session with panellists) and will organise the session in a way that allows a balanced conversation between all stakeholders (on-site/remotely).

Suitability for Remote Participation

Dynamic interaction with remote participants (ISOC community and chapters, technical community, Businesses, etc.) will be ensured through social medias, jabber, webex, and twitter (hashtag will be provided) etc.

Coordinated approach with remote moderator will be ensured as well as the necessary communication and information to remote participants in advance of and during the session.

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