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No. 17 Privacy as Innovation II

Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta

The Media Council for Children and Young People

IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

Enhancing Digital Trust

Description

Privacy is in this workshop viewed as an area of opportunity and innovation. The success of new innovative services and applications that provide users with control over personal data and social contexts 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 and an area worth investing in for businesses and society at large.

Privacy as innovation II: The practical principles and implementation

The first “Privacy as Innovation” workshop was held at IGF in Bali 2013 with a general discussion of the discourses concerning privacy and innovation. The follow up workshop “Privacy as Innovation II” will constitute a discussion of the challenges as well as the opportunities of the privacy innovations today and will include innovative ideas from the tech community, civil society, policymakers and youth. It will critically assess the solutions available today and also evaluate present day alternatives. The core aim is to discuss key practical principles for innovations in privacy technologies looking at privacy technologies as an economic and social investment.

The youth perspective:

Youth’s heavy media user demand represents the emerging demand for development and innovation in policy and technical tools that guarantee a contemporary, evolving, fluid and personalized definition of privacy. Their interests and demands provide an insight in the future demands of the market and a fundamental indication of the forthcoming essential drivers for innovation. The youth perspective will thus present a core contribution to the discussions of this workshop.


Agenda:

1. Short introduction to debate: “Privacy as innovation”

2. Moderated round table discussion

3. Questions from and discussion with remote and onsite participants

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Gry Hasselbalch
Civil society
The Media Council for Children and Young People

Sophie Verhaart
Public/private/NGO
ECP

Gitte Stald
Academia
IT University of Copenhagen

Previously organized workshops by co-organizers:

http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/2013-bali/workshops2013/reports-with-transcripts

2013: Workshop # 90 : No cyber security without government imposed regulation

2013: Workshop #308: Privacy & Innovation

2012: workshop #87: ‘Cross border cooperation in incidents involving (Internet) Critical Infrastructure’ : http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no87-cross-border-cooperation-incidents-involving-internet-critical-infrastructure#report

2012: workshop #89: ‘Civil Rights in the digital age’ : http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no89-civil-rights-digital-age-about-impact-internet-has-civil-rights#report

2012: workshop #90:‘iFreedom and cyber security in the balance’ : http://wsms1.intgovforum.org/content/no90-ifreedom-and-cyber-security-balance-0#report

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?

yes

The link to the workshop report

See above

Type of session

Roundtable

Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#privacy #innovation #youth #principles

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

To have a broad representative participation in the workshop we will review the list of “resource persons” when it is updated for IGF 2014 and invite more relevant stakeholders

Youth participants
Civil society
Olivia Bang Brinck, Youth IGF, DK
Harriet Kempson, YOUTH IGF UK
Eleanor Lee, YOUTH IGF, UK
Nathan Bierman, NL YOUTH IGF
Pim ten Thije, NL YOUTH IGF
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Hanane Boujemi
Manager, Hivos, Arab Internet Governance Forum
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Arda Gerkens
Politician
Senate
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Bart Schermer
Assistant professor, privacy expert
Leiden University
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Jeroen Terstegge
IAPP
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Malavika Jayaram
Fellow at berkmancenter and cis-india, PhD researcher; privacy, identity, law, India, culture, technology.
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Vyacheslav Cherkasov
The Development Management Branch in the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta
Media Council for Children and Young People
Denmark
Confirmed

Gitte Stald
Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen
Denmark
Confirmed

Aral Balkan
Founder, Indie Phone, Indie Tech Movement
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Pernille Tranberg
Consultant, The Danish Business Authority
Have you contacted the speaker? Y
Has the speaker been confirmed? Y

Name of Moderator(s)

Gry Hasselbalch Lapenta

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Sophie Verhaart

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

We will create a large panel with many participants in order to inspire a debate with many perspectives. We have tested this model before at the IGF in Bali 2013 and the national Danish IGF in 2012 and found it very successful. The debate will be opened with few introductory presentations to inspire the debate and will then be open to all participants present at the workshop.

Social media will be used actively and displayed during the session. The moderators will make an effort to include questions and viewpoints posed via remote participaten during the session.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

We will aim to create a remote hub for participation. We will also actively use social media for remote participation during the workshop.

If important speakers can not join our panel, we will set up a remote hub, but first we try to get them to the IGF

Background paper

background paper

Brief substantive summary of the workshop and presentation of the main issues that were raised during the discussions

Privacy was in this workshop viewed as an area of opportunity and innovation. The success of new innovative services and applications that provide users with control over personal data and social contexts 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 and an area worth investing in for businesses and society at large.

The first “Privacy as Innovation” workshop was held at IGF in Bali 2013 with a general discussion of the discourses concerning privacy and innovation. The follow up workshop “Privacy as Innovation II” constituted a discussion of the challenges as well as the opportunities of the privacy innovations today and included innovative ideas from the tech community, civil society, policymakers and youth. It critically assessed the solutions available today and also evaluated present day alternatives. The core aim was to discuss key practical principles for innovations in privacy technologies looking at privacy technologies as an economic and social investment.

Conclusions drawn from the workshop and possible follow up actions

Key conclusions: The speakers adressed a need to reframe the conversation about privacy. Privacy should not be viewed in opposition to innovation, but as a natural component adressing user demands for choice and control. Thus, privacy is not only a concept but a sollution that adresses both user demands to control their content online with peers as well as the way in which businesses handle user data backstage. Privacy innovation needs to take into account data ownership, big data ethics, alternative business models, financial control, as well as user demands for convenience. Organizations must incoporate a more diverse legal as well as technical expertise that adress all of these areas. Particularly sollutions need to address user needs and demands. Users will choose convenience over privacy and thus innovation must adress both.
Choice and control was equated with privacy by the youth participants who primarily use the most commonly known social media services. Generally they do not know how there data is used by the services they use.
There is a need for a social and econonomic investment in alternative sollutions build on alternative business models and privacy by design. Users should not have to pay for privacy. Awareness of privacy issues among users is important and awareness of increasing privacy demands from users will be an incentive for companies to use privacy as innovation.
Participants expressed a need for a continous exhange of knowledge in the field. There is a need for an international level playing field of privacy principles. The IGF was suggested as a framework for this. The moderator suggested that participants of the workshop express their interest in participating in a further discussion and exhange of information after the workshop by sending and email to the moderator. Others not participating in the workshop are invited to do the same.

Estimation of the overall number of participants present at the workshop

70

Estimation of the overall number of women present at the workshop

about half of the participants were women

Extent to that the workshop discuss gender equality and/or women’s empowerment

it was not seen as related to the workshop’s theme and was not raised

A brief summary of the discussions in case that the workshop addressed issues related to gender equality and/or women’s empowerment

No information provided

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Workshop transcript

transcript

Youtube video

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