IGF 2022 Schedule

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Networking Sessions
Addressing Advanced Technologies, including AI
Avoiding Internet Fragmentation
Connecting All People and Safeguarding Human Rights
Enabling Safety, Security and Accountability
Governing Data and Protecting Privacy
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IGF 2022 PN Internet Fragmentation
CR1 |
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https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/policy-network-on-internet-fragmentation
 
 
IGF 2022 Open Forum #89 Enabling a just data-driven African digital single market
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 WS #439 Afro-feminist AI Governance; Challenges and Lessons
CR2 |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #58 Promoting Internet standards to increase safety and security
Caucus Room 11 |
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IGF 2022 YCIG IGF 2022 YCIG DC Session: Road to future IGFs
Banquet Hall B |
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IGF 2022 Lightning Talk #21 Lets talk Connectivity
Speaker's Corner |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #46 Strengthening MS collaboration on DNS Abuse
CR4 |
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IGF 2022 WS #63 The Impact of Digital Citizenship on Statelessness
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Town Hall #36 Accessibility Standards a catalyst to Inclusivity
Large Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 DC-DDHT Community Connection to Ehealth, Telemedicine & MIoT
CR5 |
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IGF 2022 WS #369 Harmonising online safety regulation
Banquet Hall A |
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IGF 2022 Town Hall #33 Understanding digital policy demands of rural and urban poor
Large Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Lightning Talk #30 What is the DNS Abuse Institute?
Speaker's Corner |
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IGF 2022 MAIN SESSION: AVOIDING INTERNET FRAGMENTATION
CR2 |
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Main Session Avoiding Internet Fragmentation: Renewing Our Commitment to a Global Internet
 
 
IGF 2022 WS #261 Perils and opportunities of data integration for security
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 DC-Environment Internet & the Environment: Beyond Connectivity
Banquet Hall B |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #109 Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2023
Large Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #107 Technology and Human Rights Due Diligence at the UN
Caucus Room 11 |
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IGF 2022 Town Hall #80 Internet sanctions: infringement to multi-stakeholder model
Banquet Hall A |
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IGF 2022 Launch / Award Event #61 On this Side of the Web - Short Film
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #94 Privacy Risk Management in AI
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 WS #364 Misty Metaverse: Blurring Letter of the Law
CR2 |
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IGF 2022 Town Hall #47 Let's talk connectivity
Large Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #108 Combatting Disinformation without Resorting to Online Censor
Caucus Room 11 |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #6 African Union Open Forum
CR6 |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #68 Our Action Plan for a Sustainable Planet in the Digital Age
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #61 Future of the Internet: Realising a shared vision
Banquet Hall B |
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[NRIs] What do we do to achieve universal connectivity in the short term?
Large Briefing Room |
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This is a collaborative session organized in a bottom-up, consultative manner by several NRIs. The session is focused on the area of access and connectivity, as explained further below.
 
 
IGF 2022 WS #240 Pathways to equitable and safe development of AGI
CR2 |
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IGF 2022 Launch / Award Event #84 ECA Cybersecurity Model Law Guideline
Caucus Room 11 |
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IGF 2022 MAIN SESSION: GOVERNING DATA & PROTECTING PRIVACY
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GOVERNING DATA AND PROTECTING PRIVACY: “REALITY” VERSUS “ON-PAPER” - A DEEP DIVE INTO THE DATA ECOSYSTEM

Data is a high-demand valuable "commodity" keenly garnered by businesses, governments, and other organizations. Individuals share their personal and health information in order to receive a service, complete a transaction, or participate in some social activity.  With the Internet, it is easy to capture, process, store, and share (transmit) this information, in a virtual borderless ecosystem.  We, however, live within territories with borders.  Many countries have introduced Data Privacy and Protection legislations and Regulations, but cross-border data transfers give rise to digital sovereignty and jurisdiction challenges that are compounded by the ability (or inability) to monitor compliance and carry out enforcement.  Additionally, technologies such as Artificial  Intelligence, Robotics, Augmented and Virtual Reality,  and micro-targeting walk the fine line between providing great user experience and economic opportunities (the good) and being invasive/intrusive and exploitative (the bad and the ugly).

 According to UNCTAD 2021, 72% of countries across the globe have legislation, 9% have draft legislation, 15% have no legislation and 5% have no data. Does the increased legislation translate to the achievement of the right to data privacy and data protection? There is a crucial need to evaluate the implementation of legal frameworks in the context of data governance and protecting privacy. Governance and Legal Frameworks must be devised not only for “within the borders” but also cross-borders.  This is critical for mitigating risk while meeting the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals.  It is imperative that personal data privacy, the protection of the right to privacy, human rights, and national security be preserved while optimizing the use of digital technologies.  The Internet must be a safe place for data and data sharing.

ASSOCIATED THEMES
○ Theme 1: Technologies and the perspective of people and data: Privacy and protection, a multi-stakeholder perspective.
○ Theme 2: Data protection and privacy: What is being protected, people or data? Who is being protected – Big Business or Government or people? What is the outcome - the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
○ Theme 3: Towards an understanding of data governance and protection of privacy in the digital age: a multi-stakeholder perspective. Do we have a collective understanding of data?
○ Theme 4: Cross border data flows: opportunities and threats in the midst of deriving value. What are the opportunities – advanced and new technologies for economic growth and people empowerment? What are the threats - human rights, national security, privacy?
○ Theme 5: Evaluation of the implementation of the data privacy legislation: successes and setbacks. Who’s really aware?

EXPECTED OUTCOME
Facilitate dialog and insight on who and what is being protected while improving economies and lives – people or data or something else? A deep dive into what is “reality” and what is “on paper” as it pertains to the data ecosystem (people, regulatory frame, technologies, data in its many expressions).

Identify successes and setbacks with the aim of using lessons learned to build and improve. Develop a collective understanding of data privacy and protection that will enable better governance structures for data that will meaningfully protect persons while improving lives and economic growth.

Possible next steps:
- Principles and commitments on data protection and privacy to propose to the MAG for inclusion in its contributions to the GDC;
- Linkages between data protection, freedom of expression, and access to information;
- Research agenda to build evidence on the effectiveness of and gaps in data protection laws;
- Advocacy to build a coalition on data for sustainable development and peace

POLICY QUESTIONS
1. What are we aiming to protect, data or people?
2. At what point does inclusion start? What should be protected? When should protection start? Where does protection start?
3. How do we control what happens to data while deriving value?
4. How are the increased laws and regulations being implemented? Are countries complying? Is data privacy being achieved in these countries?

LINKS TO SDGs
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation
Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
Goal 16 Peace, justice, and strong institutions

THE PANEL
1. Pilar Fajarnes, Chief of the Digital Economy Policy Research Section at the E-commerce and Digital Economy Branch of the Division on Technology and Logistics (DTL) at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Lead author of the UNCTAD’s report/ lead author of the Digital Economy Report 2021. (https://unctad.org/webflyer/digital-economy-report-2021, download report from https://unctad.org/system/files/official-document/der2021_en.pdf)
2. Mr. ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative (Nigeria)
3 Arturo Muente Kunigami, Modernization of the State Lead Specialist at Inter-American Development Bank
https://www.datasketch.co/bid/datos-personales-y-leyes/en/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/amuente/
4. Florian Marcus, Project Manager, Proud Engineers
5. Sheena Gimase Magenya, Women’s Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
6. Langithemba Mazibu, Senior Manager for Information Technology Analysis. The Information Regulator- South Africa
7. (to be confirmed) Nathaniel Fick, United States · U.S. Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace & Digital Policy · U.S. Department of State
8. Peggy Hicks. director of the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division of the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)


ON-SITE MODERATOR
Carol Roach, Deputy Director, Department of Transformation and Digitization, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Government of The Bahamas

ON-LINE MONITOR
Peace Oliver Amuge, Executive Director at Women of Uganda Network
 
 
 
IGF 2022 Open Forum #75 Combating Hate Speech – Answering the H & 5 W's Questions
Banquet Hall B |
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IGF 2022 Town Hall #99 The Data of Money: Blockchains and/or Surveillance?
Press Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #59 How competition can support SMEs online market access
Banquet Hall A |
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[NRIs] Looking into practices how the Internet impacts and shapes democracy
Large Briefing Room |
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This is a collaborative session organized in a bottom-up, consultative manner by several NRIs. The session is focused on the impact of the Internet on democracy, as explained further below.
 
 
IGF 2022 Lightning Talk #29 Using trustworthy AI to create a better world
Speaker's Corner |
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IGF 2022 WS #399 Global Governance of LEO Satellite Broadband
CR3 |
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IGF 2022 WS #440 Declaration for the Future of the Internet
CR5 |
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IGF 2022 WS #318 Gen-Z in Cyberspace: Are We Safe Online?
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IGF 2022 DC-SIDS A Global Platform for SIDS Collaboration: The 1st SIDS IGF
Caucus Room 11 |
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IGF 2022 Leadership Panel Roundtable
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IGF 2022 Lightning Talk #69 Online Emerging Technologies and their Impact on Gen Z
Speaker's Corner |
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IGF 2022 Open Forum #95 Internet shutdown and Network restrictions
Banquet Hall A |
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IGF 2022 WS #350 Why Digital Transformation and AI Matter for Justice
Banquet Hall B |
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IGF 2022 Town Hall #60 Regulating Algorithms: what if – if not - and if so, how?
Large Briefing Room |
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IGF 2022 WS #224 Ethical and legal boundaries for OSINT practices
Press Briefing Room |
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