IGF 2019 OF #25 Technological Innovation and Challenges to Data Governance


As the new round of global technological revolution and industrial transformation unfolds, modern information technologies represented by Artificial Intelligence, 5G and Big Data have made continuous breakthroughs, injecting new impetus into global economic development. At the same time, with the accelerated popularization and application of data-driven new technologies, regulatory, legal and ethical issues ensue and cross border, profoundly impacting global data governance, cyber security and sustainable development, and dealing fresh demands and challenges to global Internet governance system and rules. Against the back drop of mounting factors and uncertainties in cyberspace as well as the data governance model to be improved, countries across the world should enhance exchanges and cooperation, through open, interactive and diversified international dialogues to explore data governance mechanism and trustworthy use of new technologies, with a view to promoting global digital development and the building of a more fair and reasonable global Internet governance system.
The proposed Open Forum seeks to engage high-level delegates and distinguished experts from governments, international organizations, enterprises, technical communities and think tanks in the global Internet sector. Through in-depth discussion centering on development opportunities and challenges to global social and economic progress brought about by AI, 5G and other Internet technological innovations, this Forum will examine and share ideas on issues such as the impact of data governance policies and trends on the development of new technologies across the globe, international rules making on data governance and new technologies as well as the relationship, role and position of the public and private sector in data governance mechanism. It also encourages best practice sharing on data governance and personal information protection for all parties and exploration on a collaborative data governance model with multi-party participation, in a bid to promote a data governance mechanism at the global level that contributes to a peaceful, secure, open, cooperative and orderly cyberspace and a community with a shared future in cyberspace.


Cyberspace Administration of China
Cyberspace Administration of China
Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies


Delegate from Bureau of International Cooperation, Cyberspace Administration of China
Prof. Li Yuxiao, Vice President, Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies; Secretary-General, Cybersecurity Association of China
Zhang Yiming, Founder and CEO, Bytedance
Delegate from Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Stephen Ibaraki, Founder, ITU AI for Good Global Summit
Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD
Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Microsoft
Prof. Frederick Douzet, Chairwoman, Castex Chair of Cyber Strategy, IHEDN
Prof. Kilnam Chon, Member of the Internet Hall of Fame, Father of Korean Internet
Dr. Demi Getschko, CEO of the Brazilian Network Information Center, Member of the Internet Hall of Fame
Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwachter, Professor Emeritus of University of Aarhus

Online Moderator: 

Delegate from Cyberspace Administration of China


GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals