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IGF 2018 CYBERSECURITY, TRUST & PRIVACY

IGF MAIN SESSION ON CYBERSECURITY, TRUST & PRIVACY

Cybersecurity and privacy practices that can build trust and ensure growth and prosperity for all

Tuesday, 13 November, 10:00-11:20 (80 minutes), Salle I

  • Brief description / objective

Cybersecurity and privacy are both policy issues, the approaches to which can impact trust, whether by enabling or eroding it. For example, ensuring security and stability in cyberspace is essential for fostering trust in the digital space, so that people can feel sufficiently safe online. Also, the ways in which personal data are handled and used is one privacy issue which has the potential to undermine trust.

This Main Session will therefore identify and discuss policy approaches to cybersecurity and privacy which can enable trust and lead to growth and prosperity. The Session aims to raise awareness of the ways in which privacy and cybersecurity are often interdependent, and to build bridges between the privacy and security communities. It also aims to identify policy approaches from around the world that can help build trust and foster growth and prosperity.

  • Agenda

I - Setting the scene: introduction of the issues by the moderator

II - Expert interventions from representatives of government, civil society, private sector and the technical community

III - Open discussion, with questions and views from audience (in room and online) and reflections from panelists

  • Policy Questions

Best practices

- What are some existing best practices (whether legal, regulatory or voluntary / self-regulatory) in cybersecurity and privacy that have enabled trust and facilitated sustainable economic development?

- What are some principles to ensure and foster trust among countries, stakeholders and successful models of engagement?

Striking the right balance

- How should policy-making approach and accommodate the relationship between cybersecurity and privacy? Are there tensions between these concepts or are they mutually reinforcing? What, if any, trade-offs need to be made between the two different elements to help engender trust?

International cooperation and collaboration

- What are the appropriate international organisations, frameworks and fora to tackle these issues? Are there examples of international organisations or norms (whether related to states, organisations or individuals) which aim to achieve the balance between privacy and security? How can international cooperation better involve all stakeholders on an equal basis?

- What are some considerations for cyber diplomacy in the development of global norms and best practices (whether related to states, organisations or individuals)? How can geopolitical tensions impact global norms and how can these be mitigated?

- How can cooperation between governments, the private sector and the technical community address concerns about cyber security and privacy in a way that doesn’t undermine the open, free and secure nature of the Internet?

  • Chair

Ms. Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Executive Director of Pasifika Nexus

  • Panelists

- Ms. Michele Markoff, Deputy Coordinator for Cyber Issues, US Department of State

- Mr. Long Zhou, Coordinator of Cyber Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

- Mr. David Martinon, Ambassador for Cyberdiplomacy and the Digital Economy, French Government

- Ms. Mallory Knodel, Head of Digital, ARTICLE 19

- Mr. Christoph Steck, Director Public Policy & Internet, Telefonica

- Ms. Anahiby Becerril, Researcher, Public Center for Research and Innovation in Information Technology, Mexico

-Ms Ashnah Kalemera, Programme Officer, The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

  • Remote moderator (the remote moderator will queue questions from online participants during the interventions and feed them into the discussion)

Mr. Michael Ilishebo, Law Enforcement Officer, Zambia Police Services, Zambia

  • Connections with other sessions

The 2018 IGF will feature a BPF Cybersecurity session and 17 workshops under the theme of cybersecurity, trust & privacy:

- Cyber Security Best Practices – WS 14, WS 75, WS 131, WS 171, WS 281

- Data Privacy & Protection – WS 50, WS 311, WS 320, WS 382

- Hate Speech –WS 80, WS 81, WS 83

- Legal and Regulatory Issues – WS 269, WS 351, WS 393

- Cyber Diplomacy – WS 366

- Algorithms – WS 421

  • Desired results/output 

The session aims to raise awareness of the ways in which privacy and cybersecurity are often interdependent, and to build bridges between the privacy and security communities. This would serve as a contribution to strengthening the multi-disciplinary approach within the IGF and help to identify policy approaches from around the world that can help build trust and foster growth and prosperity.

 

Session Time: 
Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:20
Room: 
Salle I (Main)

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678