IGF 2022 WS #393 Protect the Digital Rights and Data Security for the Elderly

Time
Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (06:30 UTC) - Friday, 2nd December, 2022 (08:00 UTC)
Room
Press Briefing Room

Organizer 1: Yuxiao Li, Cyber Security Association of China
Organizer 2: Haoru Shen, Cyber Security Association of China
Organizer 3: Xiaobo YANG, Fuxi Institution

Speakers

  1. Representative of Bureau of International Cooperation of the Cyberspace Administration of China(Online)
  2. Prof. Lan Xue, Dean of Schwarzman Schloras of Tsinghua University (Onsite)
  3. Prof. Li Yuxiao, Secretary General of the Cyber Security Association of China(Online)
  4. Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director of Diplo Foundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform(Online)
  5. Xiao Caiwei, Vice President of China National Committee on Ageing(Online)
  6. Ahmed Eid, Reserach Fellow of China Africa Relations of Cairo University, Egypt (Online)
  7. Dr. Li Xiaodong, Founder & CEO of Fuxi Institution and the Director of Center for Internet Governance of Tsinghua University(Online)
  8. Wang Wen, Executive Director Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies,Renmin University of China(Online)
Additional Speakers
  1. Xu Feng,Deputy Director-General of Bureau of International Cooperation of the Cyberspace Administration of China(Online)
  2. Prof. Li Yuxiao, Secretary General of the Cyber Security Association of China(Online)
  3. Dr.Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director of Diplo Foundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform(Online)
  4. Xiao Caiwei, Vice President of China National Committee on Ageing(Online)
  5. Dr.Ahmed Eid, Reserach Fellow of China Africa Relations of Cairo University, Egypt (Online)
  6. Dr. Lee Xiaodong, Founder & CEO of Fuxi Institution and the Director of Center for Internet Governance of Tsinghua University(Online)
  7. Wang Wen, Executive Director Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies,Renmin University of China(Online)
  8. Ms. Zheng Nan,Data Compliance Director of Kuaishou(Online)
Moderator

Prof. Qian Yiqin - Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University

Online Moderator

Prof. Li Yuxiao,Secretary General of the Cyber Security Association of China

Rapporteur

Haoru Shen, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Format

Panel - Auditorium - 90 Min

Policy Question(s)

1. Why should the international community pay attention to the data security and personal information protection of the elderly, and what are the key and difficult points to solve this problem? (At present, the elderly is in a weak position in the digital service and network security industries. The services, products and tools for the elderly group are scarce, and the elderly group happens to be vulnerable to cyber information crimes.)

2. What special measures and applications could be developed to protect the elderly in cyberspace? How to establish data security and personal information protection rules for them, and is there any common idea globally? (How to develop appropriate protection measures to reduce the data infringement of the elderly is very important, which also helps to ensure that all people have access to secure digital services in the context of promoting the connection of digital tools.)

3. How to improve the elderly’s participation and awareness in the process of personal information and data protection, so that their capabilities could be enhanced, and digital rights could be ensured in the era of digital civilization? (We should earnestly safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the elderly in the information age, and protect the data and personal information security of the elderly. To protect all the groups is also an important part for the Global Digital Compact.)

SDGs

4.5
10.2
16.10
16.8
17.16

Targets: We attached 5 SDG Targets(4.5;10.2;16.8;16.10;17.16,The specific description is as follows: Firstly, the core issue of this workshop is the data security and personal information protection of vulnerable groups represented by the elderly. Its fundamental measures are to guide digital enterprises to provide more security services and security tools to the elderly, to help the elderly use digital technology, to improve the digital literacy of the elderly and to improve their ability to use digital technology. On the other hand, it also plays a good role in promoting the equal access for vulnerable groups to education and training, and extends the value of human life through the digital technology of helping the elderly. Secondly, the current network security, data security, personal information protection and other issues are closely related to the vital interests and rights of citizens of all countries. For vulnerable groups, the ability and welfare of the elderly in terms of digital rights may be relatively scarce. The society should pay more attention to the elderly and provide them with support and protection in terms of their vulnerable items. On the other hand, data security and personal information protection for the elderly is a common topic for all mankind. This workshop will be open to global participants. We welcome representatives from all continents to participate. Developed countries popularize the Internet earlier than developing countries and regions, so developing countries and regions may have more data and personal privacy risks. The workshop has invited guests from different countries and regions. It also aims to expand and strengthen the participation of developing countries in global governance, listen to and explore the problems and obstacles of developing countries in the digital rights of vulnerable groups, and plays a positive role in promoting global governance in developing countries. The workshop focuses on citizens' rights and interests. The right to personal information is a basic human right, and the mastery of personal information also represents citizens' basic freedoms. Exploring how to improve the digital literacy of the elderly and how to further protect their personal information will help to protect their basic rights and give them the basic freedom to master information and data. Finally, the workshop invited guests from different countries and regions to conduct discussions according to different actual situations of different countries, and committed to reaching a certain international consensus on international cooperation、cross- sectoral cooperation、training system and policy research, which will also help support all countries, especially developing countries, to achieve sustainable development goals and make network and digital technologies better serve mankind.

The whole title of this workshop is “Protecting the Digital Rights and Data Security for Vulnerable Groups in Cyberspace——Exploration and Realization of Data Security and Personal Information Protection for the Elderly.” With the accelerated innovation and development of 5G, Internet of things, cloud computing, big data and other new generation digital technologies, the digital economy is being fully integrated into all fields and has implanted new ideas, business forms and models into the whole process of human economic, political, cultural, social and ecological civilization construction, which has a broad and profound impact on human production and life, leading the future development of mankind. At the same time, the global aging problem is gradually emerging and has produced a certain negative spillover effect in the era of digital civilization. According to statistics, the global population aged 65 and above has grown faster than the young group. Aging problem has become one of the global public problems. The aging trend of the global population, including in China, is becoming more and more obvious. However, many elderly people who are not proficient in digital technology are kept out of the digital world by professional network technology terms and intelligent terminals with complex functions. The digital divide of the elderly caused by such realistic conditions not only causes a series of problems such as the illegal use of their data and the leakage of personal information, but also makes them the core object of data infringement by criminals, making the elderly the main victims of network information crimes. At present, the elderly group is still in a weak position in the field of data security and personal information protection., and the governance and protection rules for the elderly group are still missing. Strengthening the data and personal information protection for the elderly has become a top priority. Exploring how to protect the personal information and data of the elderly is not only an important part of solving the problems in the field of data security, but also a good example of exploring the civilized foundation of the digital age and the common digital compact for mankind. It is not only a moral responsibility, but also an important embodiment of the development of digital civilization to connect all people to the Internet and protect data and personal information for all groups, especially vulnerable groups. Taking the main background of digital civilization development into consideration, this workshop will invite experts and representatives from government departments, industry organizations, universities and research institutes, technology communities, enterprises and other parties, to have an in-depth discussion and try to reach a consensus on the protection of digital rights and data security for vulnerable groups especially the elderly. Issues and topics to be discussed including: the current situation and problems of vulnerable groups represented by the elderly in the global digital field of data security and personal information protection;the experience and cases of various countries in providing data security and personal information protection services for the elderly;how to reduce data infringement of the elderly;data protection measures and policy systems formulated by countries for the elderly;how to improve the digital literacy and digital risk prevention awareness of the elderly;the products, tools and services provided by digital enterprises for the elderly to use digital services and ensure safety, etc.

The following is the flow of the workshop:

1. Introduction (5 minutes): The moderator introduces the background, discussion topics and conducts an interactive voting.

2. Keynote Speech (60 minutes): Eight keynote speakers from different countries, regions or industries will introduce and discuss relevant issues based on the data security and personal information protection of the elderly in different countries and regions.

3. Discussion (10 minutes): Through the guidance of policy issues, the moderator will ask the guests to discuss and interact.

4. Q&A Session (10 minutes): Guests & audience from online and on-site will be invited to ask questions about topic issues.

5. Wrap-up (5 minutes): The moderator will conclude the workshop. 

Expected Outcomes

Following the basic principle of safely connecting all people to the Internet, this workshop aims at promoting data security and personal information protection for the elderly group and reducing data violations of the elderly group,and trying to reach a consensus among different countries, regions and stakeholders. The realization of data security and personal information protection for the elderly is not only a concern for human beings but also an ethical requirement for technological development in the era of digital civilization, as well as a better exploration and realization of digital civilization and the Global Digital Compact. There are three expected outcomes of this workshop:

1.Exploring the measures and views of different countries and regions on the data security and personal information protection of the elderly, exploring the policies and measures that can be formulated or adopted to improve the data security and personal information protection of the elderly, and meeting the digital needs of the elderly, improving the digital rights of the elderly, and enabling various groups to protect their legitimate rights and interests in the digital world.

2.Calling for digital literacy and capacity training for the vulnerable groups by governments, regulatory authorities, enterprises, social organizations, universities and research institutions, as well as international cooperation and cross-departmental collaborations to promote data security and personal information protection for the elderly.

3.Exchanging data security and personal information protection services for the elderly in different countries and regions, including from the network security enterprises. And further exploring what and how different stakeholders should do in data security and personal information protection for the elderly. It will also discuss the feasibility of coordinating relevant policies and rules for the global protection of personal information and data security of vulnerable groups.

4. Follow-up activities or measures will be discussed and considered, such as public welfare activities for the elderly, the establishment of foundations and insurance, etc. Public welfare projects for data security and personal information protection of the elderly will be encouraged.

Hybrid Format:

(1) At present, the situation of COVID-19 has improved but we still need to be vigilant. The emergence of the new virus monkeypox still needs to be prevented. Because of the impact of the epidemic, not all the invited guests will be able to attend the meeting on site, so the panel method can achieve better results.

(2)The organizers will fully recommend that guests attend the meeting offline and have on-site interaction. However, it should be based on the actual situation of epidemic policies of various countries. It is of special significance to hold this workshop in Africa. We hope to invite local elderly organizations or institutions of Africa to participate and listen to the voices of Africa. We will actively coordinate to hold workshop offline, which will also bring better results and a sense of experience. If the epidemic conditions do not allow, we will consider setting up multiple offline venues in some places so that everyone can participate in.

(3)The difference between this workshop and the past is that it will consider breaking the traditional mode of guest speeches and moderator-led discussions so that national and regional representatives can take the lead in sharing views, which will help to better promote communication. The second is to introduce a voting mechanism for on-site real-time voting so that everyone can personally experience that digital rights are closely related to each of us; Third, strictly control the speaking time to ensure the participation of each representative and the progress of the workshop.

(4)The moderator of this workshop will be Prof. Yuxiao Li, a prominent expert in cyber security and data governance. He was the host of several IGF workshops held in the past. He has numerous experience in holding seminars and discussions. His talent falls in controlling time and pace and he is good at summarizing ideas in a very short time.

Online Participation

Usage of IGF Official Tool.

 

Key Takeaways (* deadline 2 hours after session)

The convergence of "digitalization" and "aging" has formed a new era feature. Digital technology is suitable for aging has become a global social governance topic. Governments, international organizations, Internet enterprises, non-governmental organizations, individual citizens and other subjects urgently need to increase the provision of more reasonable, sound and effective protection measures for vulnerable groups such as the elderly.

At present, different subjects have formulated and taken various measures one after another, but there are still "three big gaps" in network access, knowledge and skills, and risk awareness among the vulnerable groups such as the elderly. China's experience and practices in data security and personal information protection for the elderly can be used for reference by the international community

Call to Action (* deadline 2 hours after session)

In response to the call of the United Nations to "let no one fall behind , we will further explore, study and formulate laws, plans, policies, standards and norms, constantly improve the policy system for governance of the digital divide for the elderly, the rules and standards for the Internet to adapt to aging, IGF will exert greater influence, guide more stakeholders and responsible parties to participate in it, give play to greater value

Countries and entities should maintain close exchanges and cooperation, learn from each other effective measures and methods, effectively protect the digital rights and data security of the elderly, and create a more friendly digital environment. Strengthen domestic and international practice and cooperation, connect all sectors for joint consultation, cooperate with relevant policy formulation