IGF 2019 OF #22 Trust, Norms and Freedom in Cyberspace


This open forum under the third programme theme of IGF 2019 with the focus on Security, Safety, Stability and Resilience will analyze the links between trust, norms and freedom in cyberspace. Occurring only a few days before the first meeting of the next UN GGE, the panel will create a platform for exchange of thoughts on the existing norms of responsible state behavior in cyberspace. The panel will focus on the ongoing discussions regarding the norms of cyber security (and internet governance) while keeping in mind the aim of preserving open, free and accessible cyberspace. The key points of the discussion will emerge from the notion that there is a need to discuss further the implementation of norms of responsible state behavior in cyberspace. Protection of human rights and basic freedoms in cyberspace is the underlying principle of the internationally recognised cyber norms. The GGE, among others, has confirmed that states must comply with their obligations under international law to respect and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.


Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ms. Pille Kesler, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Speaker 1: Amb. Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar (Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a representative of the next UN GGE 2019-2021); Speaker 2: NGO [TBC]; Speaker 3: Business representative [TBC]; Moderator: Mr. Matthew Shears

Online Moderator: 

Mr. Matthew Shears


GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions