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No. 308 Privacy and Innovation

Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta
The Media Council for Children and Young People

Workshop

Theme

Human Rights / Freedom of Expression on the Internet

Privacy as Innovation: Rethinking privacy as an area of opportunity  

Privacy is a key emerging issue in Internet Governance processes. Looked upon most often as an area of risk and protection, it is in this workshop viewed as an area of opportunity and innovation. The success of new innovative services and applications with multimedia messages that disappear after receipt and mounting trends in user strategies to navigate safely and anonymously online, all suggest that a paradigm shift is on its way. This shift entails a shift in focus where protection of privacy rather than being described solely as an area of governance, or as an obstacle to innovation and sharing, can be viewed as the foundation for the evolution of digital media business models that more critically understand digital media as an evolving architecture of human social relations, and privacy as a new basic market demand. In this view, the generation that is growing up with the open online networks is key to our understanding of the concept of privacy as it evolves today. The way in which young people approach and navigate their online private and public lives challenge how privacy is currently conceptualized, debated and regulated. 

Preparation and aim of workshop 

The aim of the workshop is not to present solutions, but to inspire a change in perspective helped forward by young people’s views and experiences of the open network as well as creating a synergy among policy debates with this perspective.

The Danish Media Council will draw on knowledge gained through its work in 2013 with the Think Tank initiative DigitalYouth that aims to inspire a debate about youth's private and public lives on social media. The IT University will draw on its latest results from a survey among youth on their use of mobile media which will be launched in the autumn 2013. 

 

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

No

Background Paper

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Session Type

Panel

Organisation

Co-organisers

Ms. Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta, The Media Council , Civil Society, DENMARK, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG

Ms. Gitte Stald, The IT University of Copenhagen, Civil Society, DENMARK, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG

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

No

Panellists and Moderator

Invited panellists, individuals and organisations

= panellist or organisation has been confirmed

Please click on Biography to view the biography of panelllist

Max Senges, Google, Male, Private Sector, GERMANY, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG, confirmedBiography

Claus Hjorth, The Media Council for Children and Young People/Danish Filmsinstitute, Male, Government, DENMARK, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG, confirmedBiography

Gitte Stald, IT University of Copenhagen, Female, Civil Society, DENMARK, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG, confirmedBiography

Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta, Insafe/The Danish Media Council, Female, Civil Society, DENMARK, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOG, ModeratorBiography

Vivian Lo Chuen Yee, NetmissionAsia, Female, Civil Society, HONG KONG, Asia-Pacific GroupBiography

Bastiaan Zwanenburg, Young NL IGF , Male, Civil Society, NETHERLANDS, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOGBiography

Luis Ivan Cuende, Asturix, Holalabs and Cardwee, Male, Civil Society, SPAIN, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOGBiography

Jack Passmore, Youth IGF Project, Male, Civil Society, UNITED KINGDOM, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOGBiography

Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft Corp, Female, Civil Society, UNITED STATES, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOGBiography

Matthew Jackmann, Youth IGF Project, Male, Civil Society, UNITED KINGDOM, Western Europe and Others Group - WEOGBiography

Malgorzata Steiner, Ministry of Administration and Digitization of Poland, Female, Government, POLAND, Eastern European GroupBiography

Moderator

Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta

Remote Moderator

Micaiah Gordon

Agenda

1.Short introduction to debate by moderator: “Privacy as innovation” (See WS background paper)

2. Discussion among panelists

- How can we approach privacy as an area of opportunity and innovation? From the view point of industry, policy makers and users/youth?

3. Questions from and discussion with remote and onsite participants

Inclusiveness of the Session

The aim of the workshop is not to present solutions, but to inspire a change in perspective as well as creating a synergy among policy debates with this perspective. The moderator will make sure that the debate will adhere to this aim and thus stir the debate towards open ended questions. 

We are creating a large panel with many participants in order to inspire a debate with many perspectives. We have tested this model before at the national Danish IGF in 2012 and found it very successful. All panelists will be asked in advance to each reflect on privacy as an area of opportunity based on their concrete experiences as users, business developers, researchers and policy makers. 

The panel debate will be open to participation from other participants after the initial debate among panelists. 

Twitter will be used actively and displayed during the session. The moderator will make an effort to include questions and viewpoints posed on Twitter during the session and will furthermore include questions from remote participants in cooperation with the remote moderator. 

Suitability for Remote Participation

Online activities (youth-led research and preliminary peer-group discussions) will be initiated prior to the IGF targeting primarily young people.  These will be organised in cooperation with Insafe and WS208. 


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