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Privacy, Security, and Access to Rights: A Technical and Policy Analyses

by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2011 09:28 AM
Privacy and security are often presented as zero-sum outcomes with respect to issues affecting Internet governance. This dichotomous treatment often results in policy outcomes that directly limit access and rights. The meanings of privacy and security, however, are not used uniformly and often vary with the regards to the issue at hand (i.e. financial crimes, copyright enforcement) as well as cultural and political context.

This workshop aims to explore the nuances in the relationship between privacy and security through a series of technical demonstrations alongside policy analyses from different regions to determine how rights and access can be best protected. 

The Workshop Agenda is as follows:

  1. Introduction - Workshop Agenda, Issues, and Panelists (5 minutes) 
  2. Regional Perspectives - Cultural and Policy Understandings of Privacy and Security, and the implications for access and rights (20 min)
  3. Technical Perspectives - Designing privacy and security through technology (20 min)
  4. Policy Opportunities and Challenges (10 min)
  5. Question and Answer (30 min)
Which of the five broad IGF Themes or the Cross-Cutting Priorities does your workshop fall under?
Security, Openness and Privacy
Have you organized an IGF workshop before? No
If so, please provide the link to the report:
No link to this report
Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite:
Invited Panelists:
  •  Karen Reilly, Tor Project (United States)
  • Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza, Centro de Technologica e Socieda (Brazil)
  • Smari McCarthy, International Modern Media Initiative (Iceland)
  • Christopher Soghoian, Indiana University (United States)
  • Bob Pepper, Cisco (United States)* 
  • Sunil Abraham (India)
Remote Moderator:
Cameran Ashraf, University of California, Los Angeles
Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups:
  • Kim Pham, Expression Technologies, Civil Society
  • Karen Reilly, Tor Project, Technical/Civil Society
Organization: Expression Technologies
Contact Person: Kim Pham
See the event details on the IGF website
Filed under:
ASPI-CIS Partnership


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