IGF 2019 WS #239 Beyond Personal Data: Literacy, Sovereignty and Rights

Organizer 1: ICT Watch Indonesia, ICT Watch - Indonesia
Organizer 2: utoyo donny, indonesia
Organizer 3: Irene Poetranto, The Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Organizer 4: Bhredipta Cresti Socarana, Indonesia Youth Internet Governance Forum

Speaker 1: Ryan Patrick, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Arnold van Rhijn, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Indriyatno Banyumurti, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 4: Semuel Pangerapan, Government, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 5: Kee Jac sm, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Policy Question(s): 

1. Internet Ethics & Regulations: How can personal data protection regulation be aligned with freedom of the press and freedom of information for public use?
2. Data Sovereignty: Who should be responsible for regulating transnational data flow in the era of cloud computing, big data, and data mining for sustaining digital economy and other commercial use?
3. Digital Literacy: What needs to be done for bringing personal data protection awareness into the mainstream regarding to users’ rights and responsibilities online?

Relevance to Theme: Internet ethics and regulations related to personal data protection are necessary in this digital era, so as to balance out among economic interests, law enforcement, and human rights. On the one hand, personal data protection, freedom of the press, and freedom of the information for public use should go hand in hand. On the other hand, Internet users as data owners are expected to have enough understanding and consent awareness on their digital eights and personal data management.

Therefore, this workshop is relevant to the bigger theme of data governance as we are going to discuss three main subjects: 1) synchronisation among existing regulations at the national, regional, and international levels; 2) the enforcement of human rights; and 3) the development of digital economy ecosystem.

Relevance to Internet Governance: This workshop will be involving contributors from diverse backgrounds of the authorities, experts, civil society organisations, as well as private sectors to uphold multistakeholder approach. It is intended to extract wholesome, practical, and adaptable outputs.


Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min

Description: 1. Intended Agenda: We aim to gather relevant knowledge and experience from multi-stakeholders in order to develop policy recommendation and practical materials for advocating public awareness on this issue.

2. Issues to be Discussed: the synchronisation among personal data protection regulations, freedom of the press, and public information openness; the practice of data mining and transnational data flow both for commercial use or national interests; raising people’s awareness of protecting personal data submitted online.

3. Methodology: Roundtable setting is used for exploring inputs from both online and onsite contributors. The session will be started with short presentation from each subject matter experts (SMEs), then the floor will be made available for walk-in or remote participants. Discussion highlights will be compiled and put together into more accessible products, such as infographics and short reports which available online, as well as policy recommendation.

4. Discussion Flow:
- Moderator elaborates the background and introduce all speakers and organisers (5 minutes)
- Each of five SMEs are given the time to present their stance and/or answers to the policy questions (40 minutes)
- Moderator offers onsite and online participants a chance to ask questions or provide statements (30 minutes)
- Each of five SMEs are expected to throw closing remarks or additional statements before closing (10 minutes)
- Moderator concludes the session and wrap things up (5 minutes)
- 90 minutes in total

Expected Outcomes: Reports will be published after the workshop, in the from of conventional text-based scripts and infographics. The outputs will be used as one of important tools of policy recommendation and materials for public education in order to raise awareness regarding the issue.

Onsite Moderator: 

Irene Poetranto, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Online Moderator: 

Bhredipta Cresti Socarana, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


ICT Watch Indonesia, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Discussion Facilitation: 

Interaction and participation during the workshop are encouraged by allocating 30 minutes for open QnA session from onsite and online contributors.

Online Participation: 

We will create publication materials to promote the workshop and disseminate it to our networks and fellow organisers which come from three regions: Asia, North-America, and Europe.

Proposed Additional Tools: we plan to provide live streaming using mobile device and channeling to facebook and/or instagram


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GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals