IGF 2018 WS #300 Myths of privacy online


Other - 60 Min
Format description: 30 minute session with 30 minutes of debate with the public

Organizer 1: Humberto Antonio Arthos Montufar, Usuarios Digitales del Ecuador
Organizer 2: Alfredo Velazco, Usuarios Digitales

Speaker 1: Humberto Antonio Arthos Montufar, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Alfredo Velazco, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 3: Rojas Jose eduardo, ,


Is there really privacy on the internet?

Session Content: 

As the basic measures of protection of our online privacy are increasingly unhelpful, and common user education about the actual functioning of data collection is necessary so that you can consciously assess the risks of your privacy online.

Common myths about measures that help our privacy
As some measures are easily circumvented by data collectors
Other common vulnerabilities in our online privacy
Robust measures to protect our privacy


Practical cases will be shown through QR codes, so that attendees can check for themselves each of the vulnerabilities to privacy shown during the session


The privacy seen from a technical point of view covers Internet users in their entirety, taking into account that many of the consequences shown during the presentation may have a greater impact on vulnerable communities and countries with repressive regimes.

Online Participation: 

A space will be opened at the end for online questions after the end of the session, to answer the doubts of the spectators

Discussion Facilitation: 

At the end of the presentation of the topic, 30 minutes will be used for free participation and discussion of the topic, interventions and questions in lines will be collected by the moderator who will present them in the session.

Onsite Moderator: 

Alfredo Velazco

Online Moderator: 

Alfredo Velazco


Alfredo Velazco

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678