IGF 2019 WS #384 Security and quality of information

Organizer 1: Alexander Konkov, Rethinking Russia
Organizer 2: Roman Chukov, Russian Center for Promotion of International Initiatives
Organizer 3: Ekaterina Klokovskaya, Global Rus Trade

Speaker 1: Feng Guo, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Patrick Penninckx, Intergovernmental Organization, Intergovernmental Organization

Policy Question(s): 

- International mechanisms for the protection of personal data on the example of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Individuals in the automated processing of personal data.
- Cross-border data flows.
- Formation of positive content.
- Protect young people and children in a virtual environment.
- Initiatives, alliances.
- The role and responsibility of cross-border corporations in data protection.

Relevance to Theme: Data and information in a broad sense and personal data, in particular, become an invaluable commodity for the digital economy, the basis of technological progress and at the same time for manipulation of consciousness, disinformation, criminal manifestations in relation to the data itself. Users shall be entitled to manage their private space on the Internet on their own, without being subject to imposition of information and influence on their information field. A voluntary, clearly expressed, informed and unequivocal consent of the data subject shall be requested at any stage of data processing. Multistakeholder community's role should be active in creating legal and public filters to prevent any illegal, harmful and toxic information from entering the Internet, especially for unprotected children. They shall enhance the protection of children on the Internet, take legislative and other measures needed to counteract pornography, pedophilia and violence against children, and create alliances for this purpose.

Relevance to Internet Governance: Multistakeholder community should establish trustworthy data protection mechanisms at all levels. Especially unprotected groups, risk groups - young people and children. The quality and accuracy of information becomes a guarantee of trust to states and the world community as a whole. Transnational corporations, operators and other multistakeholder community representatives should be able to independently identify illegal content on the Internet and promptly remove it from all resources. Such measures and more proposals from speakers and participants are to be discussed at the workshop as the follow-up of the session on data governance within RIGF 0n * April in Moscow.

Format: 

Break-out Group Discussions - Flexible Seating - 90 Min

Description: Description:
Data and information in a broad sense and personal data, in particular, become an invaluable commodity for the digital economy, the basis of technological progress and at the same time for manipulation of consciousness, disinformation, criminal manifestations in relation to the data itself. States and international organizations should establish trustworthy data protection mechanisms at all levels. Especially unprotected groups, risk groups - young people and children. The quality and accuracy of information becomes a guarantee of trust to states and the world community as a whole.

Issues for discussion:
International mechanisms for the protection of personal data on the example of the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Individuals in the automated processing of personal data. Cross-border data flows.
Formation of positive content. Protect young people and children in a virtual environment. Initiatives, alliances.
The role and responsibility of cross-border corporations in data protection.

Expected Outcomes: A roadmap or an action plan for multistakeholder community to call upon all sides and act to start resolving the discussed issues.

Onsite Moderator: 

Roman Chukov, Civil Society, Eastern European Group

Online Moderator: 

Alexander Konkov, Civil Society, Eastern European Group

Rapporteur: 

Ekaterina Klokovskaya, Private Sector, Eastern European Group

Discussion Facilitation: 

Session is planned to start with a brief policy review by the speakers (20 min). Then moderator will give the floor to all participants in the audience and online, who can share best practices and ideas for further implementation (30 min). Then speakers and moderator summarise the discussed measures (30 min). Moderator concludes session with final remarks by speakers (10 min)

Online Participation: 

We will provide all online participants to equally participate by asking questions to our speakers and making proposals.

Proposed Additional Tools: Our session will be live broadcasted through the social media networks, as well as text-translated in our social media accounts.

SDGs: 

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions