IGF 2018 WS #449 Platform Governance Human Rights Responsibilities

Organizer 1: Eileen Donahoe, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford Universiiy

Speaker 1: Eileen Donahoe, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Eileen Donahoe, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Eileen Donahoe, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Human Rights Responsibilities of digital platforms

Format: 

Round Table - 90 Min

Interventions: 

We will have prepared remarks by expert speakers and the moderator led conversation

Diversity: 

We commit to having cross regional, cross-stakeholder group participation -

State and Private Platform Responsibilities: Human Rights Impacts of Online Content Liability Regimes

Governments and the public are increasingly asking private platforms ranging from Facebook to DailyMotion to take responsibility for eliminating harmful or illegal content shared by their users. This panel will build on empirical information about the practical realities of platforms' removal efforts, and the consequences for human rights ranging from free expression to equality and equal treatment before the law. Building on these observations, panelists will examine the legal responsibilities of both state and private actors as we move toward increasing private control over online communications.

Onsite Moderator: 

Eileen Donahoe

Online Moderator: 

Eileen Donahoe

Rapporteur: 

Eileen Donahoe

Discussion Facilitation: 

We have experience in cross-sector, cross-regional collaboration and conversations.

We will develop this plan with more time. We are rushing to get this submitted by deadline - which was short!

Online Participation: 

We will facilitate online participation