IGF 2018 WS #417 Your 31st (Distributed) Human Right

Subtheme(s): 

Other

Subtheme Description: Blockchain technology, trust and privacy in human data markets

Organizer 1: Arsene Tungali, Rudi International
Organizer 2: Michael DePalma, Hu-manity.co
Organizer 3: Minda Moreira, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC)
Organizer 4: Dr. Francis Kateh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, Republic of Liberia
Organizer 5: Marianne Franklin, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition/Goldsmiths University

Speaker 1: Richie Etwaru, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Jane Coffin, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Dr. Francis Kateh, Government, African Group
Speaker 4: Bruna Santos, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 5: Wilhelmina Jallah, Government, African Group

This workshop will explore new approaches and treatment of distributed, trusted data, including the most sensitive data about our own person. Who owns us? Can blockchain and other new technologies transform this worn debate into a more hopeful distributed model and satisfactory proposition for all of us? This workshop will consider a call to establish our 31st Right, extending from the 30 Rights enumerated in the Twentieth Century in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

With the GDPR now in force, firms and nations are reviewing their data policies to mitigate risk of incurring substantial penalties. Beyond loss avoidance, many people, insurers, and regulators are weary of repeated scandals as use and abuse of legitimately collected but inappropriately used or protected personal data remains rampant. Do we not have a 21st Century right to our own data?

This workshop will consider a call to establish our 31st Right, extending from the 30 Rights enumerated in the Twentieth Century in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

This would build on prior work within the framework of the Charter on Internet Rights and Principles developed by the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles of the UN Internet Governance Forum, and other related perhaps more binding instruments

This workshop is co-sponsored by:
Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) &
Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles (DCIRP) &
Hu-manity.co &
Republic of Liberia

Format: 

Panel - 90 Min

Interventions: 

This 90 minute workshop will be structured to give many more voices an opportunity to be included in the dialog, by combining a 24 Minute Panel to discuss aspects of the topic, a Roundtable which will debate those views and whether new Recommendations could be developed, a 25 minute "Open Mic' Respondents session where remote and in-the-room workshop participants indicate whether they agree or would like to amend the -hypothetical still - recommendations, into a few possible Recommendations for further consideration. Finally, the Rapporteurs will attempt to further synthesize down and review wording into 2, or 3, workshop recommendations. In the final 7 minutes of the session, to both sustain interest and engagement in the room and online, the workshop will close again in 'Open Mic' fashion with youth representatives, and those with accessability concerns, prioritized for critique, or confirmation, of the by then proposed recommendations.

An illustrative example of this attempt at a high-engagement event, which we recognize does not follow exactly the usual 'panel' 'roundtable' or other IGF formats. But with a diverse mix of new and veteran IGF participants from many parts of the world including several developing countries, we anticipate an enriching, memorable, and impactful event.

A draft, overfull agenda is below with both confirmed people willing to participate if the MAG process affords them that opportunity, as well as prospective participants whose availability and interest is not yet confirmed. But for whom we anticipate a positive response if their intervention would be welcomed.

Each of the named participants below have their own views and experience which would be appropriate, and of interest, to share in this workshop.

(Invited; confirmed where *)

Workshop Co-Moderators: Minda Moreira, DCIRP * & Arsene Tungali, IGC * [Civil Society]

Distributed Rights Panelists:
Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, Minister of Health, Republic of Liberia [Government]; & Richie Etwaru, Founder & CEO, Hu-manity.co* [Business]; Phil Murphy, Governor, New Jersey [Government]; Jane Coffin, VP, Internet Society (ISOC)* [technical community] Vala Afshar, Salesforce Chief Digital Evangelist [Business] Bruna Martins dos Santos, Coding Rights, Brazil* [NGO];

Roundtable: Crafting An IGF Recommendation on #My31 in Real Time; or Not
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF [Civil Society]
Akinremi Peter Taiwo, Compsoftnet, Nigeria* [Business]
Eddan Katz, Protocol Design Networks, World Economic Forum [NGO]
Judith Hellerstein, Hellerstein & Associates* [Business]
Karine Perset, Sam Paltridge, or Andrew Wyckoff, OECD [NGO]
Michael dePalma, Hu-manity.co* [Business]

Respondents Open Mic [All workshop participants]

Rapporteurs: Hanane Boujemi, DCIRP* [Civil Society]
Kevin Risser, USAC & DCIRP [Civil Society & Government]
Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths* [Civil Society]
Lee McKnight, SU * [Civil Society & Technical Community]

Diversity: 

Diverse organizers have reviewed collaboratively a diverse set of prospective speakers and participants. Business, government, civil society and technical community participants are confirmed, from Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Many of the speakers and moderators are from developing countries, and several are first-time IGF participants.

This workshop will explore new approaches and treatment of distributed, trusted data, including the most sensitive data about our own person. Who owns us? Can blockchain and other new technologies transform this worn debate into a more hopeful distributed model and satisfactory proposition for all of us? Do we not have a 21st Century right to our own data?

In this era of digital transformation of nations and firms, should we not expect novel, and valuable, expansion of human rights? If yes, what are some of the other new or updated instruments, and innovative mechanisms which may be desirable? Can blockchain and distributed ledger technology help us collaboratively reach WSIS objectives and UN sustainable development goals? Our human data is being bought and sold in a human data marketplace that is not being respected as our property, Hu-manity.co notes.

This workshop through blockchain actually cuts across all IGF 2018 Themes: Emerging Technologies, Human Rights, Innovation & Economic Issues, Trust & Privacy, Development, Cybersecurity, Digital Inclusion and Accessibility, Technical & Operational Topics, Gender & Youth, Evolution of Internet Governance.

Workshop Format: Panelists considering collaborative governance case study of new (proposed 31st) Human Right; followed by Roundtable debating and refining Recommendations for sustainable, extendable approaches to address UN SDGs. Followed by Respondents Open Mic. Followed by Rapporteurs. Followed by Open Mic Last Call

This Workshop Session is organized as follows:
• Call to Order and introduction of the Session: Session Co-Moderators: 3 minutes {1.5 minutes each]
• Panel: 24 Minutes; 4 minutes X 6 speakers (not all confirmed; could be 5, or 4)
• Roundtable: Real-Time Recommendation; or Not: 18 minutes; 3 minutes X 6 speakers (not all confirmed, could be 3 or 4)
• Respondents Open Mic: 30 minutes: this is intended to engage everyone, whether in the room or remote
• Rapporteurs: 5 minutes: Recommendation Synthesis: The rapporteurs will collaborate and attempt to indicate text that based on workshop discussions, could lead event to come to one, or two Workshop conclusions. OK, maybe 3. They will also be responsible for the submission of the Report.
• FINAL CALL: All workshop participants Open Mic: 10 minutes to Endorse, Object, or Amend the suggested recommendations
o Youth participants will be invited to start each of the Open Mic sessions
o The Open Mic respondent session segments focus on refining the one, two, or three draft recommendations suggested by the roundtable. These can be further debated in varied social media following the workshop, and shared with relevant BPFs, DCs and CNB.
o Geographically and Otherwise Varied Remote Moderators will use chat to keep remote participants aware of the discussion and report on any comments and questions during the Open Mic sessions.

Onsite Moderator: 

Arsene Tungali (IGC) and Minda Meriem (DCIRP)

Online Moderator: 

Renata Aquino

Rapporteur: 

Hanane Boujemi, Marianne Franklin, Lee McKnight, Kevin Risser

Discussion Facilitation: 

We are ensuring youth and persons with disabilities have several opportunities to engage as a Respondent in person or remote, as they will be invited to lead a total of 40 minutes of 'Open Mic' time.

Online participants will interact with regional remote moderators who will be led by Renata, who will coordinate both with online participants to ensure the queue prioritizes them, and with the in-room moderators, via chat.

We expect the participants to be respectful of everyone's time and ensure all who wish to, whether on the workshop agenda or in the room, have an opportunity to contribute verbally as well as through other mechanisms.

Online Participation: 

Renata Aquino, who has many years of experience assisting and increasing remote participation for IGF workshops, will play that lead role for this workshop as well. Co-organized Lee McKnight has run a Remote Hub at Syracuse University for several years and appreciates the challenges for online participants, and the organizers of their participation, both online and in the room where the Workshop is taking place.

Renata is co-author of best practice recommendations for IGF remote participation, and we intend to aim to maintain her high standard for inclusion and operational efficiency.