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IGF 2022 PN Internet Fragmentation
IGF 2022 Open Forum #89 Enabling a just data-driven African digital single market
Press Briefing Room |
IGF 2022 MAIN SESSION: AVOIDING INTERNET FRAGMENTATION
CR2 |Main Session Avoiding Internet Fragmentation: Renewing Our Commitment to a Global Internet
IGF 2022 Open Forum #68 Our Action Plan for a Sustainable Planet in the Digital Age
Press Briefing Room |
[NRIs] What do we do to achieve universal connectivity in the short term?
Large Briefing Room |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 MAIN SESSION: GOVERNING DATA & PROTECTING PRIVACY
CR2 |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.
○ 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?
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
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
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
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)
Carol Roach, Deputy Director, Department of Transformation and Digitization, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Government of The Bahamas
Peace Oliver Amuge, Executive Director at Women of Uganda Network
[NRIs] Looking into practices how the Internet impacts and shapes democracy
Large Briefing Room |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 Town Hall #60 Regulating Algorithms: what if – if not - and if so, how?
Large Briefing Room |
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