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IGF 2018 Proposed Issues

Number of contributions by:


Stakeholder Group

Government: 30
Intergovernmental Organization: 21
Civil Society: 140
Technical Community: 50
Private Sector: 104

Regional Group

African Group: 73
Asia-Pacific Group: 54
Eastern European Group: 15
Latin American and Caribbean Group: 36
Western European and Others Group: 152
Intergovernmental Organizations: 4
Other: 11
Category: Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy
ID Proposed Issue Comment
A unified approach that can be adopted in developing countries towards tackling Data Protection and Privacy following the EU approach,
14 #FakeNews, #HateSpeech and #Democracy
Cyberpeace: How states can be involved in respecting each other's cyber sovereignty and commit not to attack each other's critical information infrastructure?
Increase private sector focused discussions on cybersecurity best practice to improve trust and privacy such as Free Software, transparency reports, third-party audits, impact assessments.
Included in the feasibility of regulating all ISPs at a global so that by default they contain URL filtering for blocking pornographic sites to avoid a spread of child pornography.
According to several studies, it is indicated that there is a high relationship between the sexual abusers of children and people, who have previously consumed Child Pornography by the Internet. In this way, this illicit traffic could be controlled from what is transmitted in all global, regional and local networks, to the companies that provide services to subscribers or end users. If we manage to stop this excessive consumption through existing technological tools, we can indirectly stop the cases of sexual abuse of children and people in the world ....
44 Improve online journalist and Human Rights Defenders work for Burundian exiled.
46 Should we all consider Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) be a basic right?
On 2017, a Malaysian nationwide well-known online forum has reported through an article that roughly 46.2 million of mobile phone numbers from Malaysian telcos and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) have been leaked online. The leak includes postpaid and prepaid numbers, customer details, addresses as well as sim card information – including unique IMEI and IMSI numbers. The forum also confirmed that there was an individual who tries to sell the leak data in their forum to make a quick profit. This has impact nationwide consumers security and privacy. In response to’s article, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) decided to requested the removal of their article. The same article was reposted by another news website Free Malaysia Today (FMT) which also then removed from their website. The information available can be exploited to initiate multiple social engineering attacks against affected users. In this workshop, we would like to explore several areas that involves in Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) worldwide, particularly in Southeast Asia region such as: best practices about public awareness of data breach, the role of telco companies, governments, and other responsible parties on consumers rights when data breach happens, and will the guilty parties be punished for failing to keep their customers' data private?
Psychological impact of the Internet (i.e., trust, addiction, ablitity to connect with others, self-image, development, work/career, etc).
To increase attendance by the private sector and governments, I suggest Cybersecurity or Privacy.
(The global harmonisation of) Internet of Things security, including a pilot on a practical topic regarding IoT security e.g. instalment of unique passwords.
This will involve many stakeholders of which several do not frequent the IGF. It will take intersessional work, e.g. within the BPF cyber security, to prepare a session at the IGF where best practices and /or call for actions in different stakeholder communities can be announced.
1.Debatir sobre las ciberseguridad y amenazas en Internet y como podemos hacer frente a las mismas.
2. Establecer condiciones de servicio que aseguren la privacidad de los datos de todos los usuarios
66 contracts about consent policy
I have special concern with these contracts and I think they should receive some discussion and maybe to be modified.
The user gives consent only to use the services of the website. The user didn't give consent to share the data.
The website makes the contract in legal compliance. But the words typed are small, contracts are long, reading and understanding for many users doesn't reach the goal.
Some users don't have the technical knowledge to understand the entire content.
I think this hurts consumers' rights and broad, safe and freedom internet principles.
I am very much concern about the implementation of ICT policies. This would serve as a framework to guide policy makers, technologies, academics on issues relating to privacy and data protection
The technical community and stakeholders should provide the platform for Net Neutrality and stipulation of policies that would help to review between end-users and internet service providers.
What are the cyber security standards that the world can develop which respective countries can borrow as they develop their cyber security legal frameworks
Not as of now.
78 Using of Digital forensics skills to prosecute cyber crime in Legal proceeding
Comming with unified way of Standard Operating procedure of digital forensics proffessionals
Copy Rights protection in Cloud Storage providers
Online Social Media Content protection
Safer Internet for Children
Issued: Digitally safe hard- and software
IoTcreates a new connections, dependencies, vulnerabilities and risks. This requires new international policies for on line safety, cybercrime and abuse.
Starting point could be to exchange good practices around standardization,
certification, monitoring and risk management may be a good point of departure
for an effective approach. Special attention should be given to a balanced
approach regarding public interests (freedom, security, economic development)
and governance issues. The Roadmap Digitally Safe Hard and Software would
(expected to be published beginning of May) would be the Netherlands’ input for
this issue.
Issued: Digitally safe hard- and software
IoTcreates a new connections, dependencies, vulnerabilities and risks. This requires new international policies for on line safety, cybercrime and abuse.
Starting point could be to exchange good practices around standardization,
certification, monitoring and risk management may be a good point of departure
for an effective approach. Special attention should be given to a balanced
approach regarding public interests (freedom, security, economic development)
and governance issues. The Roadmap Digitally Safe Hard and Software would
(expected to be published beginning of May) would be the Netherlands’ input for
this issue.
Global cybersecurity norms and cooperation on building capacity development on cybersecurity
Yes. IGF services and products value creation should be clearly redefined and prioritized in the context of community communication and outreach strategy. The working group on the outreach should be reinforced with committed members of IGF MAG. IGF intent and values must be communicated effectively beyond the IG space.
The development of norms, culture and values for cybersecurity. At the IGF a wide group of stakeholders can influence this conversation, typically conducted by government and select organizations.
This topic is being considered as a path forward for the Best Practices Forum on Cybersecurity in 2018. There are also several cross-cutting debates that would make useful workshop ideas. Involvement of the NRIs in these discussions is critical to make them successful, as is driving further Government and Private Sector participation.
Data protection on social media and platforms that collect massive user information and analyze user behaviours. Recent incident in this regard can be discussed during the meeting.
Privacy concerns and regulation on privacy as well as mitigation of frequent and emerging cyber attacks.
106 Sicurezza e piano di formazione su internet governance.
107 Sicurezza e piano di formazione su internet governance.
All the service providers that are in the network like Facebook, Google Services, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc, uses and analyze our personal data information
Facebook makes theirs by scanning our conversations and images. I think this topic is fundamental and should be treated in the IGF on issues of privacy and personal user data. And it not only involves Facebook but also all the service providers that are in the network like Google Services, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc etc.

Cyber ethics and new technologies: Artificial intelligence and augmented reality – how to regulate the next generation internet?
GDPR and data protection: How Europe’s new privacy law will change (or has changed) the web and more?
Multistakeholder approaches to comprehensive cybersecurity frameworks: Discussions of voluntary standards, guidelines, best practices and capacity-building to manage cybersecurity-related risk.
Platforms such as Facebook allow third parties to use users' data but also give "access to users". Issues: facilities for users to know what data/used by whom/what purpose, regulations for providers
Name Collision - Where a string (such as Emoji) is used as a domain name, and causes unexpected behavior.
The IGF could develop a session that seeks to develop a proper definition for name collisions, the underlying reasons why strings that manifest name collisions are used, the harm to existing users, possible courses of action that might mitigate harm, and multistakeholder coordination that might be helpful to address the issue.

Possible regulation on the terms of social networks on issues of user privacy
Las estrategias de Ciberseguridad adoptadas por los países requieren de presupuesto y de personal especializado para poder operar, las Instituciones de Educación Superior deben considerarse.
Users of social Media have the right to ensure that their information wont be used commercially or politically by any party or entity or company without full acceptance of the users.
Cybersecurity is the protection of various communication systems, including the Internet, telecommunication networks, the Internet of things, online social networks and so on.
We urgently need some basic international rules of cybersecurity in the cyberspace. I strongly suggest that IGF shall talk about it.
Accountability & Transparency in use of personal data is a priority if we want digitalization & data based Internet to succeed. Current efforts seem not enough & discomfort among people is on the rise
To secure trust of people in the use of Internet, people should be in control of their data. IGF could debate and explore different initiatives
Cybersecurity of IoT devices, In a scenario where most Internet connections will be IoT devices, having secure IoT devices is paramount for Internet sustainability.
Multi-stakeholder approaches to cybersecurity. Discussing best practices, voluntary standards, guidelines to address cyber-security risks.
Examining the rapid rate of change of the current security environment on the Internet, and how enterprises, network providers, and governments can keep up.
From attacks on Web applications, to amplification-driven DDoS attacks, to data breaches, route hijacks, and more, it seems that there’s a new crisis around Internet security every single day. What is the right balance between offense and defense in terms of protecting users and systems from such attacks, and how much is enough?
Internet privacy is of paramount importance.Apart from continuing to enforce encryption capability, a global privacy policy should be established and obeyed by all the countries.
225 cybersecurity
Internet-users are lacking trust in the internet. This trend is quite clear and is growing: mistrust towards institutions and, following recent events, towards big corporations.
229 Cybersecurity and fake news
231 SDGs and cybersecurity
233 Responsibilities of different stakeholder groups in cybersecurity
234 Critical issues in cybersecurity incident response
236 Critical issues in cybersecurity incident response
238 Internet of Things security
240 Security implications of Internet shutdowns
GDPR and data protection: How Europe’s new privacy law will change (or has changed) the web and more? – (follow up IGF 2016 - Mexico)
Comprehensive strategies for anticipated billion(s) new users to be able to safely navigate the internet and cope with the most common cyber dangers and pitfalls.
This topic is usually subsumed into so-called "skills" which typically mean basic computer operation capabilities. It's become clear that even so-called experienced users have very little understanding of how their data is gathered, used and what they can or should do to protect it.

This is similar to the idea, but not quite like getting a driver's license to use the public roads. No suggestion of any certification requirement, but would be great if there were some incentive formula to encourage people to sign up for training and orientation sessions at their libraries.
How might the IGF serve as a forum for resolving the seemingly intractable tradeoffs between privacy and accountability, particularly in the global context?
I have discussed this issue with John Klensin, who concurs with this submission to the Call for Issues.
How might the IGF serve as a forum for resolving the seemingly intractable tradeoffs between privacy and accountability, particularly in the global context?
I have discussed this issue with John Klensin, who concurs with this submission to the Call for Issues.
What role should different stakeholders play in cybersecurity capacity building? Which organizations are best-suited to lead these efforts, and what should be the expectations of the private sector?
Recognizing a state’s right to self-defense, what are the logical boundaries to cyber defense postures within militaries around the world? What capabilities would be permissible to this end?
What should govern the response of states to state-sponsored cyberattacks? What types of aggression in cyberspace could be considered “armed attacks” and which would fall short?
Network security & privacy to eliminate the security phobia
already conceived within users worldwide giving instances to Mark Zuckerberg-founder of
To be treated with the most urgency!!!
Is the Sovereign Data and Infrastructure compromised - meaning how easily social media and CDNs are leaking into the possession of foreign countries and companies even unnoticed?
In the Netherlands we are one of the countries having a great responsible disclosure structure.The connection between public and private is really narrow that would increase the processes of reporting
Algorithmic accountability of global societal responsibility:
Issues and future consequences of algorithmic bias using AI outside a proper ethical framework.

305 Multistakeholder approaches to comprehensive cybersecurity frameworks:
Discussions should involve voluntary standards, guidelines, best practices and capacity-building to manage cybersecurity-related risk.
Informed, interoperable, accountable and transparent approaches to management of personal data and privacy online
Sharing of best practices and guidelines to promote accountability and transparency in use of personal data, interoperable approaches to privacy protection and empowering users to control their personal data online.
The EU GDPR and applicability to ICANN and the DNS, and WHOIS. An update, reflection and discussion six months from implementation.
The EU GDPR and applicability to ICANN and the DNS, and WHOIS. An update, reflection and discussion six months from implementation.
Domain name WHOIS data is publicly available. Anybody can see address of any domain name owner. Any data company can run some script on WHOIS data and filter out their interest and other things.
Anybody can buy WHOIS data of all domains names for less than $100 in Internet. Any data mining company can run some tool on those data and can filter out names, addresses with email and mobile address based on their interest or domain names they booked. If I own and that means my interest is cricket and healthy food for sure. I don’t understand why WHOIS data reveals complete address and contact details of domain owners since inception of domain name. It should be stopped.
342 Protecting people from harmful content and behaviour.
All Internet users in particular young people and women face online harms. The UK Government believes that government policymakers need to address this growing challenge to safety online through a collaborative approach with the tech industry, civil society and wider stakeholders. We need to evolve an approach that can tackle new problems which are growing in prominence while also promoting innovation and stability for businesses. It is important therefore to future-proof policy responses and technical solutions to ensure that Internet safety initiatives and laws remain in step with the pace of technology change.
An international approach to improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things - Poorly secured IoT devices and services increasingly threaten consumer’s online security, privacy and safety.
Given international supply chains and the global scale of Internet of Things (IoT) security, IGF should provide a platform for sharing and agreeing best practices and international consensus on IoT security practices.
To make the IoT increasingly-connected world a safer place, we need to adopt IoT Trust by design, principles to protect the networks, users and critical infrastructure.
Category: Digital Inclusion & Accessibility
ID Proposed Issue Comment
Digital inclusion is a bigger challenge where especially in Asia due to its population and limited resources, the representation as well awareness level is very low.
From GDPR to other cyber security issues, people are still struggling with the overall concept of basics Digital Rights. In some countries the online and offline human rights in context of governance and action is way contrasting and complicated. Similarly, the buzzing concept of GDPR not only creates a bigger dilemma but at times showcases the gap of how the developed nation is coping up with latest technology and policies and the developing and least developed countries are suffering the harsh aspect of inequality and standardization.

Internet in Asia has just been passed on for the sake where there needs to be work done in context of awareness, capacity building and core values. Digital Inclusion and accessibility is not only the right but it has become a need where we have to focus more towards diversity and bottom’s up approach in catering the lower economies.

More grassroots level initiative needs to be given priority in terms of inclusion and where gender equality and right people at the right place needs to be focused.
Moving more towards a multilateral process IGF has to evolve within the overall concept of diversity. Representation matters and lower economies matters.
Open Access to online research outputs that are free of all restrictions on access (e.g. access tolls) and free of many restrictions on use (e.g. certain copyright and license restrictions).
I am very much concern about the implementation of ICT policies. This would serve as a framework to guide policy makers, technologies, academics on issues relating to privacy and data protection
Digital inclusion in rural areas reflecting local content and language bringing marginalized communities into the economic fold. You
I am a doctoral student researching ICT legislation as a tool for development
Community Networks Development as a means of bridging the digital divide in developing countries as well as affordable access to the Internet
Digital skills training and adoption of A4AI's affordability target of 1Gb of data at less than 2% of average monthly income; a means of ensuring the connection of the last billion online
Huge thrust of Digital Inclusion is hindered by in terms of Language,Accessibility and Digital Literacy.Capacity Building is needed for the highly populated country as a means of bridging the gap.
64 More attention to rural digital development to allow for more participation
I have a particular concern with how the crypto coins have been handled by governments.
new jobs and new professional positions in the field of blockchain and crypto coins.
I also believe it means a new option for people to manage their own financial lives and this will improve people's lives.
Even in Brazil these crypto coins are treated as commodities.
And the Brazilians can't have access to investment in exchange market - traders.
This is serious because it is the monopoly from banks manipulating the economy and governments.
So we should discuss investments and laws in this field because I believe this can reduce world poverty.

We don't need to fight with banks, but we can give to people choices and that is the free and legal exercise of democracy.
Making rules and investments for this new field will push the classic banking system to change and occupy the place that belongs to it: financial system service provider.
Because today there is a dictatorship of banks that doesn't match with democracy.
Increase representation of marginalized and disconnected on panels. How to improve online participation because in 2017 and MAG 2018 online participation was not easily accessible.
Access to e-services for remotely located communities;
Education and training for rural communities - to be conducted on a regular and repetitive basis
Building infrastructure -
88 Broadband strategy development. What is the right approach?
How free knowledge and education can be emphasized as the main tools to leverage the quality of life by making it more inclusive.
Free education and knowledge is a very basic need for human beside food, water, and housing. As if someone's already aware that it can increase their life quality.
Community networks contribute bridging the accessibility divide. They also promote digital inclusion as a result of the communities installing, operating and maintaining the access infrastructure.
Hay un ambiente multi stakeholder real?
Se construye el IGF de abajo hacia arriba?
Existe progreso en el aporte de los IGFs nacionales al IGF regional y mundial?
Debemos construir un IGF de abajo añhacia arriba realmente multi stakeholder.

Al Ritmo que se va el IGF, en pocos año NO va a continuar más y entonces nos veremos en la necesidad de iniciar otra infructuosa actividad que la reemplace y que una década después igual terminará sin resultados visibles.
In the face of US cutbacks on low cost broadband subsidies this poises a serious threat to indigenous and poor Americans gaining cost effective Internet access.
Digital Accessibility
People are lacking basic skills even they don't know how to operate Internet. In this context accessibility through training are required and it is most necessary factor.
MS approach to digital transformation. This should explore & discuss best BPG & case studies in implementation of a multistakeholder approach in bridging digital divides & building a digital economy.
If considered, it should have multiple stakeholders on the session panel not just subject experts but representatives of different stakeholders representative of developed and underdeveloped regions to tackle and discuss challenges and opportunities while explore enabling strategies.
Adequate representation of migrations and diasporas in Internet Governance.
Issues are at stake: free access, social cohesion, e-recognition, e-residency, multilingual platforms, local content.
These important issues have already been exposed at WSIS FORUM during the last years.
It would be highly opportune to raise them at IGF.
Adequate representation of migrations and diasporas in Internet Governance.
Issues are at stake: free access, social cohesion, e-recognition, e-residency, multilingual platforms, local content.
These important issues have already been exposed at WSIS FORUM during the last years.
It would be highly opportune to raise them at IGF.
Policies and Technologies Enabling Internet Access – What are the components of an sustainable environment to improve Internet access to the unconnected?
Effects of ICTs on Sustainable Development Goals – How do Information and Communications Technologies help attain various Sustainable Development Goals?
Policies and Technologies Enabling Internet Access – What are the components of an sustainable environment to improve Internet access to the unconnected?
IoT devices can support people with disabilities in combination with smart devices like mobile devices. IoT can act as a bridge to jump in the gape of lost physical or cognitive capabilities.
A key to enabling Internet accessibility and driving the global expansion of the Internet’s benefits is supporting investment in infrastructure and encouraging production of locally relevant content.
156 Affordability of access to the internet in the Pacific.
In the Cook Islands the average wage is USD12k for men and USD10k for women. 20GB of broadband can cost 13% of their monthly wage. 2GB in PNG and the Solomon Islands can cost 1 month's wage for some earners.How can we persuade politicians that making internet more affordable and accessible would be an investment in the economic development of their countries, with higher skilled and better informed and educated citizens?
Web has moved into the world of lower literate peoples. Web will see billions who will need assistance in understanding the web content (eg., the law and acts of a state )
Web Annotations and Social Semantic Web seem to open up the possibilities for the next 25 years. Hope this issue of bridging narrative across literate boundaries is considered as a serious one with hope that something can be done in the new world. We need to revisit the building blocks and governance policies with the hope of provisioning an internet for all - the case of diversity of literacy.
Digital Inclusion and Accessibility to be made available and affordable to the masses in third world
countries, including Sierra Leone; where emphasis and easy access is placed on the youths.
There's a dearth of digital neutrality and inclusion here in Sierra Leone, where only the rich and affluence can afford a good internet connection
Internet to address taboos and bias towards children with special needs in education.Contents and standards for provide inclusive education for these special children.
Rural and Indigenous Connectivity & Access as a path to citizenship: are we there yet in internet Governance?
Unemployment to accessibility to affordability. And addressing the digital divide that technologies have created in the communities. People empowerment to be able to afford access and its resource.
There is a need to see concrete outcomes that can and would address the divide being experienced on a daily basis and that that the technology has created in the process of resolving the digital divides.
Unconnected billion would remain unconnected if issues of access to the internet and relevant information and resources still remain.The IGF discussion should look at digital inclusion and accessibility to affordability from the angle of people empowerement(income generation) that would be able to acquired the infrastructure and resources needed to stay connected.
Digital Education and re-skilling of the workforce. In the era of AI and IOT, showcase initiatives on digital education and re-skilling of employees.
This would allow to show the impact of the SDG.
Sustainable models for connecting all to the Internet. To connect all, we need models that are self sustained on the long run and managed with a business and economic approach.
Public Internet access complements to 'private' options, with possibilities for social use, support, and service co-location. How to integrate it in comprehensive, inclusive connectivity policies?
Public access options continue to represent an important element of overall connectivity policies, both as a means of getting the remaining 50% of the world's population online, and as a complement to 'private' access. Yet it is too often seen as a poor man's Internet, despite the evidence of the value brought by the possibilities if offers for social Internet use, co-location with other services, and provision of training and support. Key questions include the right policy mix for public access, and how to mobilise funding in an area that is particularly at risk of collective action failures. There are a number of initiatives relating to public access, in developed and developing countries, and involving all of government, business and civil society. A focus on the subject at the IGF could help bring ideas together and make progress.
The work of libraries providing access to information for all promoting inclusion.
Recognizing the right for communities to express & communicate online in indigenous, minority, & endangered languages. Steps to create policies that support linguistic/cultural diversity on the web.
Many voices from these language communities are seldom represented at the IGF.
230 How to make terms and conditions more user-friendly?
Considerar pasos para crear políticas para apoyar la diversidad lingüística/cultural en la web.
Les Personnes vivant avec handicap (PVH) sont dans une situation d’extrême pauvreté éducative, Comment développer des offres technologiques éducatives pour les PVH (digitalisation du réel et autres)?
Les lignes de démarcation entre l'école et la vie professionnelle (autrefois bien précises et à sens unique) sont maintenant floues et multidirectionnelles, nous sommes tenus d'innover et d'exploiter les technologies et autres ressources disponibles pour favoriser l'apprentissage tout au long de la vie.

Cette catégorie développe des stratégies de contournement pour compenser leur handicap (exemple de la télécommande et du SMS). Nous devons en tirer des enseignements précieux pour les former (via des applications et des plateformes web et mobile).
Programs and local entities that regulate the access and use of technologies by people who speak languages other than the majority languages.
Regulation of the Internet as a space for the promotion, support and recognition of multilingualism.
Connectivity - How can various stakeholders (governments, businesses, civil society) contribute to sustainable models for ubiquitous and affordable Internet access?
An introduction and establishment of a local IGF initiative here in Sierra Leone...
We need to be represented in the IGF especially at the International community
To involve and collaborate with the state/government and stakeholders in the various countries
when introducing some of these policies especially in developing regions.
A partnership with the state and key stakeholders in vulnerable countries will ease the visible setbacks/threats in collaborating with IGF in such countries.
307 Elements of sustainable models for meaningful connectivity
A robust Internet ecosystem depends on (1) ubiquitous and affordable Internet access, (2) applications, services, content creation in all forms and (3) the ability of users to use and in turn create content. A key to facilitating Internet accessibility, and thereby enabling global expansion of the Internet’s benefits, is supporting investment in infrastructure, encouraging the production of locally relevant content and empower all groups and communities to access, use and produce content. Further conversation is needed about how various stakeholders (governments, businesses, organizations) can both advance ubiquitous and affordable Internet access while incentivizing the existence and extent of local language content, and locally relevant content. (4) Digital education and re-skilling of employees/citizens is also key. As technologies advance at a fast pace so it is the workforce needs. Re-skilling programs give the opportunity to employees to acquire different set of competencies, re-use it in the company and progress in their career.
Cybersecurity Capacity Building - Bridging the digital divide and strengthening sustainable development. How sustainable is digitalization of the Global South without a focus on cybersecurity?
322 Nous souhaitons que nous puisons insister sur accessibilité a l'internet.
la couverture de l'internet pause problème dans le monde en général et dans mon Pays en particulier or que nous sommes a l'heure numérique ou tout le monde sans distinctions des sexes.
We would like to see progressed the issue of language minorities with a clear aknwledgement of the hegemonic role of English in academia and the internet in general.
How do we ensure digital inclusiveness and accessibility (across women,children,youth ,the poor and deprived communities) juxtaposed against cyber security, abuse and information authenticity ?
Digital inequality, as a substantive problem of the 21 century and its multiple aspects (access, usage, skills...) & a broad range of outcomes across gender, class, economic activity & social capital.
Digital inequality, as a substantive problem of the 21 century and its multiple aspects (access, usage, skills...) & a broad range of outcomes across gender, class, economic activity & social capital
There are still many disconnected (No Internet) areas in the world. How can we give them right to Internet within 10 years (Because the more we delay the bigger will be the gap)?
Internet is knowledge and wisdom these days. Information technology in their own language will really help them to grow psychologically and economically.
Ability to enrich internet content through digital inclusion and accessibility to reflect climate change,heat sensors, early warning ,disaster prevention and ,creating community resilience .
Category: Emerging Technologies (AI, distributed ledger, etc.)
ID Proposed Issue Comment
I propose to talk deeply about Prime Factorization vs Privacy and the ability of computers to break classic cryptography as RSA, AES, etc.
RSA, AES, are widely used for personal reasons as also as for Internet Infrastructure itself.
I think It is an important moment in the history of computation within this subject.
Some important cryptographic algorithms such as RSA critically depend on the fact that prime factorization of large numbers takes a long time to compute.
There are several issues with cryptography nowadays, vendors involved in backdoors, quantum computers emerging, several clusters on Amazon EC2 for specific mathematical purposes and the power of computers rapidly increasing.
The governance of DAO and in general the governance in the whole automatic procedure that involves in some way or effects on the human being
New realtion between powers in the distribuite organisation: state law, merchant law and software. Will we sue a software in court? And if we win, who and how will apply the sentence.
Tratar la regulación de Bases de Datos de personas a nivel mundial, protección de estos datos personales creando un ente autónomo e internacional de regulación
Cada empresa, cada organización tiene sus propias BD de personas, en mi pais solo basta con registrarte en el órgano de control, pero después no hay una regulación que investigue o proteja los datos de las personas y la privacidad de los mismos, es sabido y de publico conocimiento que: si buscas bien encuentras y puedes comprar datos de personas en internet.
seria un buen tema a tratar la "Regulación de Bases de Datos de personas y protección de datos personales."
Brindando seguridad a las personas. y multando a multinacionales o privados que expongan o vendan datos personales en beneficio propio o de terceros.
Saludos Cordiales
IT Edgardo J Martinez
Buenos Aires
"Crypto & DLTs for Social Good" is a direct application of Internet technologies to benefit communities, through such areas such as identity, grant transfer, livelihoods and community health.
What policy put in place so that using the internet does not affect the privacy of the user? Also, how to make internet accessible to everyone especially in less developed countries?
Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies: a thorough examination of issues related to management, governance, trust and privacy, and interoperability.
The target audience for this issue will be academics, IT professionals, researchers, industry people, postgraduate level students, government officials and other practitioners who are working in this field and anyone else interested.
76 Internet Governance in an AI driven Internet.
Ethics and the Internet.
The Open Data session at the last IGF lacked important stakeholders, especially youths and Open Data advocates. We needs to open up more datasets especially in developing countries.
issues such as regulation and privacy concerns relating to the emerging technologies need to be discussed from a multi stakeholder perspective.
Analyzing Child Sexual abuse Material, is challenging. The amount of material is rising. An analist will have to look at many images. How can AI be of help?

As the Internet grows, solutions such as search will increasingly be replaced with location based AR content. This is a challenge and an opportunity to redesign the world in line with the SDGs.
Discover the New InternetS, especially RINA, Recursive InternetWork Architecture, which replaces the TCP/IP protocol. RINA is secure by design, funded by EU, developed in European and US labs.
In Europe, RINA is present through the i2cat laboratory in Barcelona and in the US through Boston University. The last presentation was made at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona in February 2018 with a poster session that lasted 5 hours, all participants wanting to better understand RINA. The existing documentation is very technical and it would be nice to have a more understandable approach by the internet community.
RINA is the acronym for Recursive InterNetwork Architecture and has a page in Wikipedia
Emerging technologies (AI, blockchain, etc.) may pose some challenges, but we should examine how they can be developed in a human-centred, trustworthy and responsible way for societal benefit.
Ethics of AI - Which sectors are impacted by AI development (from medical sectors - the job loss of doctors or lawyers to deep fake videos which now contribute to fake news and fake videos online)?
AI can disrupt the history in a massive scale in all different sectors. What should be talked about regarding the ethics of AI so that this technology can benefit all on the earth? I would like to see as many sessions as possible to be hosted under the theme as it covers a variety of issues from Automatic (Driverless) car to Fake news to Employment issues (even for doctors and lawyers in the far future.)
How can Blockchain technology radically change the conventional human practices, from the legal contracts to finance and healthcare?
What are the real issues and what changes are we seeing, and what institutional changes do we need to prepare for the era of distributed technologies? Are there any fundamental changes - e.g. social contract and governmental organizations, institutions and systems as a whole - to the human society with this blockchain technologies? Who are key players in distributing this technology, and how can new governance issue be dealt with? Do we need new forms of governance, even more advanced version of IGF, to properly govern this technology?
164 Issues:Artificial Intelligence.
The development of AI may leads to unemployment, inequality and further other social issues. Also, there are some security and privacy problems calls for discussion.
Artificial intelligence is transforming our life for better but it also has raised many risks. As the development of AI, it could possibly move many people from the physical work which leads to unemployment and inequality. High unemployment is a factor to high crime rate and other social issues. Furthermore, artificial intelligence has advantages in speed and capacity of processing, AI can use and process our privacy data, which is another thing to worry about. So I think the issue AI calls for more attention.
Cyber ethics and new technologies: Artificial intelligence and augmented reality – how to regulate the next generation internet?
176 How can IoT help rural & Indigenous communities to stay more connected?
185 The role of emerging technologies in the Internet Governance ecosystem.
There are several developments on emerging technolgies which different levels of impact in the Internet Governance landscape. It should be desirable to suggest a route to find how deep is that impact.
A superintelligent AI could solve problems that even the brightest humans are unable to solve, but being made of a different substrate, would it have conscious experience?
Digita Object architecure (DOA) is a technology which is not very known by the Public: Its impact its weakness, its future perspective.

Relations with other existing internet technologies.UN IGF to be in touch with DONA Foundation/ Bb Khan, Its inventor for possible talk during the coming IGF
Blockchain governance is gaining in relevance as new technology is due to have a significant role in decentralizing the Internet again. Blockchain can benefit from InternetGov. model & learnings
How we have to accept the new technology, Blockchain in internet governance area? How it could be used in UN's SDGs? Why we have to adopt Blockchain in the near future?
information savvy librarians and Assertive Librarianship via intro of emerging technologies
There is need for concentration on African Librarians for Professional development so as to operate side by side with International Colleagues
Cyber ethics and new technologies: Artificial intelligence and augmented reality – how to regulate the next generation internet?
243 Artificial Inteligence and privacy issues related to it.

AI – how can AI be harnessed for sustainable economic development and achieving SDGs while ensuring that it remains human-centered, i.e. that human ingenuity is amplified by intelligent technology?
Blockchain – Advocates say that blockchain technology using smart contracts holds much promise in increasing economic efficiency. What are these purported benefits and how realistic are they?
303 Ethics and Artificial Intelligence: societal impact and the common good
311 Potential of AI tools to achieve SDG objectives
As new technologies (AI, AR, VR, blockchain, etc.), there is an opportunity to better understand the impact these fields can have on furthering the 2030 Agenda, how these could be enabling, or might hinder, achievement of the SDGs. Discussions could unfold on opportunities and challenged raised by emerging technologies and how they can be developed in a human-centred, trustworthy and responsible way to further common objectives.
Importance of developing AI Standards and Codes of Practice through multi-stakeholder processes of collaboration.
The UK Government proposes that the IGF discuss the importance of businesses working with governments and in consultation with civil society, to understand and develop thinking on AI Standards and Codes of Practice. This will be a key step towards agreeing frameworks that will enable businesses to innovate and users to be confident that they are protected.
Category: Evolution of Internet Governance
ID Proposed Issue Comment
"Internet Governance 2.0"
New challenges in IG--including data use & abuse; algorithms; cryptocurrencies & DLT; jurisdiction; deepening of digital divides; and worsening rights--need new solutions.
Evolution of internet goThe evolution of governance must involve the involvement of all layers of society. And to democratize internet governance too.vernance
Session: IG future: 2030, crisis in food, energy, infrastructure, health, water. Security of infrastructure. Thought leaders and scientific thinkers/researchers would be an amazing lead in session.
Day Zero is a very important space where critical thinking events can occur. And bilaterals and special exchanges such as the NRI to NRI exchanges should be supported, not controlled by the MAG.
IoT evolution includes a broad range of industries, issues such as governance challenges - standards, industry-wide practices, security and the autonomous software applications.
31 Host a global IGF in afica to increase the local particpation
Examine how countries in the region are leveraging on legislation to reduce online civic space, freedom of expression and public discourse in the name of national security.
69 Internet of things and cyber security
The need for a global legal framework, importance of evolving a formidable enforcement organ and unifying sustainable system of governance
Government accountability for data held by users owned by private companies.
What role should the State act as arbitrator between private companies and Internet users?
Strengthen the role of civil society in major decisions
Privacy of internet user is always being discussed. Privacy of billions of people who are victims of the bad network user with spam/scam is never discussed. It is necessary to discuss ethics for ISPs.
The behavior of ISPs, RIRs and Registrars is never discussed regarding the total lack of ethics and the absurd volume (500 billion a day) of spam and scam. Complaints with evidence sent to ISPs have no consequence. As a rule even criminal customers, scammers, continue their illicit activity at the same provider.
Everyone looks for efficiency in online marketing, stimulate and reward the most capable but turn a deaf ear because this efficiency always translates into irritations and losses for billions of people.
We are witnessing an unprecedented ethical crisis. In this globalized economy executives act as sociopaths incapable of empathizing with their fellows. The lack of ethics and the disrespect with people is the tonic of administrative acts. Profit is the only goal no matter what means are used.
This reality is made explicit in the words of Andrew Bosworth, a Facebook vice president: Growth At Any Cost. That has the same meaning as: cheat as much as possible, just try not to get caught.
The illicit activities of companies such as Enron, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Theranos, Facebook, Cambridge Analytica are the current rule where ethics and respect for people have been thrown in the trash. And the information technology companies today constitute the GGM21C - Great Global Mafia of 21st Century. This unbridled laissez-faire and the ends justifying the means shaped the current agenda of them: cheat as much as possible, just try not to get caught.
The Internet Service Provider, ISP, anywhere on the planet, has the same behavior as the companies mentioned. As a rule it is useless to report your bad customers. They rarely punish their clients reported. Even criminal clients, scammers, even denounced, they continue their illicit activities. This protection for spammers explains the 500 billion spam and scam per day (Talos/Cisco) and qualifies ISPs, Registrars and RIRs as the main responsible for this absurd situation.
Never so few have done so much harm to so many. And it is up to the UN to justify its existence by fighting to defend the billions of people who fall victim to these companies.
"Mechanisms for monitoring national IGFs to ensure that the organization respects the minimum composition of government actors, private sector and civil society."
Sharing case studies, best practices and experiences of where the IGF has made direct and indirect contributions to furthering the WSIS+10 vision.
Further growth of the MSH model will require creative interventions in technology as well as capacity building, so a topic is "Ensuring Participation in the MSH model: Challenges and Responses"
166 Protection of Intellectual Properties (specifically Geografical Indications)
Over hundreds of years, Geographical Indications (GIs) have achieved commercial
and economic prominence while benefitting producing countries and consumers
alike, as indicators of a geographical origin and qualities, and a means for valueadded
marketing differentiation. The overarching public policy considerations of
accurate source identification and consumer protection, which form the basis of
the law of trademarks, are likewise applicable to GIs. GIs also serve other goals,
e.g., the promotion of rural economic development, environment, food quality,
food safety and traceability.
In this age of the Internet, increasing global commerce and consumer demand
requires adequate protection for consumers and producers alike. While the
protection of GIs in the domain names system has been traditionally a challenging
task, the recent introduction of new domains has made the situation more
problematic. Literally thousands of new domains are emerging at this time, with
a corresponding increase in expense to GI owners and beneficiaries (as well as to
trademark owners) which must monitor and enforce intellectual property rights
against third parties filing top level as well as second level domains corresponding
to the GIs they represent.
Accordingly, the issue for Geographical Indications rights on the internet is very delicated, and needs to be clarified.
Community networks and network governance
Revisit the issue is of encouraging the smallest of the local community networks to be self governing while subscribing to a network governance protocol
Small mesh networks or subject based local networks need to serve their community independent of the need to connect to the Internet, while having a seamless access to the internet protocols and services
179 New comercial modelos for mobile phone internet services for LAC and Africa None
210 Development of cybernorms as part of Internet governance processes
There are different venues in which “cybernorms”are being discussed and propagated. Most of these discussions are dominated by State actors since they are held in a geopolitical or international security context. One example has been the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (UNGGE), mainly focusing on international norms that aim to regulate State behavior with regard to cyber operations. The issue at hand is to discuss the extent to which the technical community can support implementation of cybernorms and whether the IGF can serve as a platform to facilitate these engagements.
There should be discussion as the way forward with the IGF in general. What purpose is it intended to serve and how this purpose is set to evolve over the coming years.
There is a lack of transparency at certain levels, which can be attributed to the UN parenting of the event, but that should not deter community discussion and input on that topic, in parallel with more "substantive" discussions. Right now I feel the IGF is a repetition and echo chamber of the events of the past year, making it rather useless (and costly from many perspectives) event to attend.
The importance of voluntary standards development and cooperative action – how can government agencies effectively collaborate with existing private sector initiatives instead of going it alone?
For many Internet-related issues, whether technical or governance in nature, there are often existing initiatives underway within the relevant oversight/steering bodies that government representatives should look to participate in, contribute to, and support, instead of re-inventing the wheel or mandating technical/governance solutions that will struggle for adoption.
Recognition that the Internet requires interdependence and poor correlation with national boundaries, and that those features are fundamental to the functioning of the technology.
Filtering traffic at a national level is not a workable solution for attack mitigation, key regional infrastructure components (such as cables) may physically traverse disputed territories or otherwise unstable areas, and large multi-national network providers often have an extensive presence in multiple countries around the world.
Next generation of Internet governors - challenges or/and opportunities? How did IG evaluate from 2003? Who were then and who are now key IG actors? How did IG terminology evaluate?
What are the sources of information for next generation of Internet governors? Are they only in English? Are there English translations from other languages (from different national, regional and youth perspectives)?
NRIs observatory to better understand the main results of IG debate over the world
We have departed significantly from some of the original design assumptions and goals of the Internet. What processes or mechanisms might help us reach consensus on how this evolution should proceed?
I have discussed this issue with John Klensin, who concurs with this submission to the Call for Issues.
Multi-year IGF - The WSIS+10 Review called for the accelerated implementation of CSTD recommendations on improvements to the IGF. What progress has already been made, and what more could be done?
Tangible outcomes – exploration of tangible outcomes resulting from the IGF platform facilitating multistakeholder partnerships, policy input, other positive outcomes beyond confines of the IGF itself
Internet of things to be introduced and made accessible at affordable cost in developing countries
as well.
Most recent IoTs are novelty in developing countries, Sierra Leone is not excluded
IGF’s to collaborate with banks in developing countries to introduce & promote secure online
banking system for mass access of online purchasing
tools like the Credit, Visa, MasterCards...
Internet banking is not popular here in Sierra Leone
The Internet to be read and studied as a subject in all schools especially in developing countries
like Sierra Leone, starting from primary education through secondary and higher institutions.
In Sierra Leone, only few private, and few fortunate mission schools have computer component in the school curriculum.
A significant discussion (main session with prep work) on "Governance of Cyberspace" looking at scope of issue; the actors involved and how governance measures should be developed and implemented.
IPRs as part of human rights and geographical term protection against delegation as DNS
Internet ethics
Governance of Internet and its governing entity, its nature/scope
In my opinion it would be necessary to share a set of simple rules that all the countries accepted and respected.
IGF stocktaking – the progress made by IGF and its direct and indirect contributions to furthering the WSIS+10 vision
Sharing case studies, best practices and experiences where the IGF has facilitated multistakeholder partnerships, policy input or other positive outcomes towards bridging the gaps identified in the WSIS+10 outcome document
309 Accessibility
The IGF-USA proposes the issue of "Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Regulation of the Internet" to be progressed at the annual IGF Meeting.
This submission is on behalf of the IGF-USA and is jointly submitted by Shane Tews and Dustin Phillips as co-chairs. While I personally am part of Civil Society, this submission was decided by a multistakeholder process.
I would like to bring the issue of under 18's routinely coming across explicit material and the damage it's causing to young people's mental health and relationship expectations.
We have a duty to protect children, which we are failing to do with such an open internet.
What inequalities exist in Internet Governance decision making and are they adequately addressed in internet governance debates?
IGF stocktaking: evaluating the progress made by IGF and deliberating how to further improve, especially how to assure true multistakeholderism and how to include all relevant stakeholders.
To promote the values of good Internet Governance: diversity and inclusiveness, and to ensure the continuation of the unique experience the IGF showcases for the multistakeholder model in action.
Category: Gender & Youth
ID Proposed Issue Comment
Gender and youth are the most important aspect of how we are going to make the future of internet. We need a equal environment that practice a free and uniform human rights for everyone.
We have to focus more on gender and youth where grassroots IG initiatives should be focused and the rights of marginalized group have to be voice.
Not enough fellowship to help youth attend networking moment at global IGF to engage communities in developping countries.

All countries must be represented by inviting government and other stakeholders.
To empower more youth a bout Internet because everything nowdays its digitalize interms éducation and Life style.
I would like to be in any session of discussion and give any member chance to explore his mind by visiting différent country When Igf are having discussion
18 How to dissolve the cybercrime situations in Southeast Asia ??
I would like to see more involvement of youth in all panels and not only in panels of youth sessions. I would like to see the voice of the youth amplified as well in the opening and closing sessions.
training of trainers for young digital entrepreneurs on internet governance and information systems
A lot of work is done in IGF for capacity building, cybersecurity and but we also have to think about job creation.
I would like to attend a meeting which is about gender equality and young generation awereness.
75 Technology and Domestic Violence
Visibilizar la violencia digital como un problema público que trae aparejada un mayor impacto diferenciado tanto a mujeres como a hombres trayendo consecuencias para las personas online y offiline.
Esta problemática debe de ser considerada como parte de las agendas públicas de los gobiernos, siguiendo los principios de gobernanza en el Internet, para atender de manera oportuna la nueva modalidad de violencia que emergiendo las TIC´s, sin afectar otros derechos humanos en el Internet reconocidos por la UNESCO. Se debe de tomar en cuenta el gender mainstreaming en las políticas públicas y temas relacionados con las TIC´s.
Visibilidad de las mujeres en temas y áreas específicas de Gobernanza de Internet, Ciberseguridad y Ciberdefensa.
Aunque habemos muchas profesionales trabajando y capacitándonos sobre el tema, se habla de indicadores de un bajo porcentaje de nuestra participación. Considero que no somos visibles. Habemos muchas y de todas las edades.
The youth involvement have been developing in the past years but there should also be places for kids while they have become one very large group of internet users.
Children’s rights/youth participation/age of consent: How to make terms and conditions more user-friendly?
Socio-Cultural Barriers to Connecting Unconnected People – What are some of the socio-cultural barriers that hinder connectivity in underserved and unserved areas?
The concept of “digital citizen” needs to explored, considering its implications for education, training, support from stakeholder groups, and a life (and career) in a digital world.
Gender equality in Pacific Leadership. Despite the efforts of strong women involved in politics across the Pacific, there are still very few women in Pacific Parliaments.
Despite their efforts and the formation of a Women Parliamentarians Caucus (Cook Islands), women still suffer discrimination when it comes to the selection of candidates to stand for elections. There is a need to push the UN's message "“Democracy without women is incomplete.”
I enjoy attending the Gender related session in IGF, however there should include more queer/LGBTIQ perspective or participation during these sessions.
Digital Youth Work - an important field of social youth work which needs to be also adressed in the education of the professionals working with (vulnerable) young people!
Include the problems of the LGBTIH community
Transverse the gender issue in all sessions.
We should no longer talk about What is digital violence? Or how to empower women on the Internet?
The need to incorporate youth participation into the multistakeholder Internet ecosystem as a cross-cutting vision.
Sometimes, there's some inclination to create "youth-only" spaces to promote youth participation in Internet Governance discussions, when it's necessary to foster their inclusion in ongoing efforts which include different age groups.
Capacity building programs for youth integration to the Internet Governance community.
There's a clear need to foster the participation of young people in Internet Governance discussions and processes, as part of the multistakeholder community and recognizing the implicit diversity in the Youth group, not as a separate stakeholder.
I'd like to suggest (digital) media literacy in early childhood, especially how children's daycare facilities could teach/encourage media literacy for toddlers.
This would ideally include how daycare staff and parents can cooperate to achieve this.
Children’s rights/youth participation/age of consent: How to make terms and conditions more user-friendly? – (follow-up IGF 2017 - Geneva)
Digital Civility - How can new technology tools and improved social norms contribute to safe and healthier online interactions?
As new technologies emerge, there’s an opportunity to better understand the impact they can have on kids. What tools are there to promote positive uses of AI/AR/VR/and ML in learning & entertainment?
Holistic approaches for empowering informed, responsible and skilled digital citizens
More research and discussion is needed around the idea of ‘digital citizenry.’ What does it mean to be a good ‘digital citizen’? What fields of education, what types of training, and what resources for support are required to develop good ‘digital citizens’? At what age should digital literacy skills be introduced at home and in the classroom? How can balance be achieved between online and offline worlds? And how can MNEs, INGOs, and governments support educators and parents in raising children who will not only behave wisely and responsibly online, but who also will be prepared for a life (and career) in a digital world?
Holistic approaches for empowering informed, responsible and skilled digital citizens.
Category: Human Rights
ID Proposed Issue Comment
The persistent Internet shutdown in certain part of Africa. How does it affect society and its implications on human rights and mechanism which can be used to curve this unforeseen circumstances?
Exploration of ways in which technology companies can better identify at risk human rights organizations and promote cybersecurity best practices.
42 FoI and PDP battle after GDPR era and future of WhoIS
We request to include the structural discussion of DIGITAL VIOLENCE IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (not only on the Internet).
The Bolivian Government showed interest in promoting a Law for the Prevention of Digital Violence.
The rights of citizens to access a free Internet without government interference in terms of website blocking, Internet shutdowns, and/or surveillance.
Freedom of expression is being defended only for socially correct opinions, while fringe ones are labeled unfit. This is disturbing, as social norms always change, but free speech remains universal.
The Issue of Social Media Regulation in Africa possible but not practical
The problem is fake news being created primarily on anonymous Web sites, rather than on social media itself. Social media is being later used to share and spread it, but can you make a link illegal?
The only advantage of regulating social media is to ensure conventional law is also applicable online. Therefore, it impacts on the freedom of expression and that is not good for Africa's democracy.
97 Why open internet matters for democracy and inclusive economies
Digital rights for refugees , in host country and online freedom of expression
“The impact of refugees digital rights on international protection”
IGF role in addressing of issues relating with guaranteeing of rights and preference of refuges for affordable access to internet service. How national legal framework might ensure that preferences?
no comments
Child Protection&Children's Rights in the Digital World
Access; Freedom of Expression,Information; Assembly, Association,Participation,Play; Privacy,Data Protection; Education; Protection, Safety
139 Online Child protection
Online sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, and especially the newest trend, the live-streaming of child abuse, should be treated at the IGF meeting from a multistakeholder angle.
This topic is in IG meetings mostly treated by NGOs. It should involve a multi-stakeholder treatment, covering not only the perspective of child protection and support towards children by NGOs and Hotlines, but also the law enforcement response, the digital forensics, ISP responsibility and, what is always lacking, the technical issues, such as would AI usage in investigation ease the detection of perpetrators and what technology could be used to identify child victims in the online videos and images depicting child abuse. How could a best cooperation between all these stakeholders be reflected in child protection from online exploitation and abuse.
We should debate how "Digital Constitutionalism" (fundamental rights declarations and Internet bill of rights produced by global, regional and national coalitions) has developed and should develop.
An issue arising from the unlimited power of social media companies over our datas is the non-consensual dissemination of our vulnerabilities related with our sexual orientation and gender identity.
To make this little bit concrete, I would like to give a hypothetical example: think about a teenage gay who is a frequent user of Facebook and is not open to his family. And assume that this teenage also checks websites having LGBTI related contents. After some point, Facebook will start to suggest him LGBTI friendly hostels, bars or gay clubs in his town on his own Facebook page which is, let's assume that also controlled by his family. Or assume that he leaves open his Facebook page which is something we do in our every day life. So, how should we interpret this case? Is it the breach of the private life and maybe of the right to life of this teenage gay or not?
189 I like to see a meaning full information
192 GDPR vs FoI - is it a real battle?
Digital Neutrality. As net neutrality secures an open Internet on access networks, a holistic approach is needed to guarantee an Open Internet by expanding net neutrality principles to all.
Building win-win partnerships between civil society org's and Internet infrastructure providers to better protect the rights of end-users through the deployment of human rights impact assessments.
I think is necessary to open workshop about minorities Language. Because, always showing panels in English. Also, I recognice diferents language only in México.

Regars, from Guadalajara.
Engaging users on those policies both existing and emerging ones; bringing internet literacy to the
grassroots. Interfacing with them on the use of internet.
I wants to believe every human should have the right to access reliable and good information on the use of the internet.
How can tech companies be made more accountable in light of their obligations under human rights frameworks around privacy, freedom of information?
Basket: Internet Governance and human rights for non-state actors
Human Rights instruments relating to the use of internet globally and how State parties can ratify and domesticate it
The use of the social media facebook, whatsapp and a regulatory mechanism technology .
Digital post colonialism: Internet is seen from a western perspective.Developing countries don't take into consideration their own identity, and look instead in imitating the west (language, subjects)
Category: Innovation & Economic Issues
ID Proposed Issue Comment
The support of major digital groups in the development of small businesses and startUP in our countries is a real problem. They should better contribute.
The expansion of this culture of innovation and digital is not without costs and we believe that the resources that the sector generates should be used to finance the sector. Eventually these creators of project initiatives will be able to implement projects that operators will reuse. This is a condition for accelerating the digitization process in our states.
Real situation of competition regulation on Broadband markets - is it a country and future for SME ISP's and Community networks?
We have EU and CoE directives and recommendation to develop broadband access and have regualtions on access and etc. But real situation is different and we have less and less SME's on this markets. So question is really this framework working?
Internet quality of service (QoS) issues remains a bottleneck in expanding connectivity in Africa.
Inclusion is a core variable for achieving SDGs and economic growth. How can the extent to which internet amplifies or diminishes inclusion of populations in growth be measured?
As tech becomes more and more a geo-political thing, we should try to look at all the different innovation ecosystem around the globe and discuss ways to rebalance the current bi-polarisation.
As Over-The-Top (OTT) services are experiencing incredible growth, some governments are beginning to contemplate how OTTs should be addressed. What is the proper approach to the regulation of OTTs?
Internet Taxation. How do governments tax the Internet service providers and the consumers. What is the effect of Internet Taxation on Internet uptake and Internet Openness.
138 The Role of the Internet in the Future of Work
Many thousands of young people age into the workforce every year and many others are displaced by new technology. I would like to see a session explore the role of the internet and various platforms to help people with the transition to the future of work.
Stakeholders play key roles in ensuring well-informed policies that comprise an enabling environment for the ICT ecosystem to flourish from which populations will reap developmental benefits.
155 Are freedom and democracy threatened by the big data's era?
197 ICTs or Internet empowering the transformation of traditional industries.
Taxation on the Internet. The Internet has become greatest marketplace and taxation is of maximum relevance for fiscal sustainability & financing social welfare of countries, businesses & people.
Gatekeeping roles and bottlenecks in the Internet. Role of the increasingly dominant platforms on the Internet and how is affection innovation and competition.
Digital economy as an element of market diversification: new business models and new models of workforce.
Discussion should explore how ICT and emerging technologies change both the nature of work and jobs and how institutions and companies can prepare the young generation with the skills needed.
Elements of enabling environment for sustainable investment in ICT and innovation.
An interoperable, seamless ICT echosystem is crucial to help populations reap the benefits of ICT and further development opportunity.Stakeholders play a key role in ensuring the necessary well informed and targeted policy approaches. Discussions should aim to identify the most important elements of the ICT echosystem and the supporting enabling environment for policy implementation.
Open Innovations for/by Farmers,villagers locally Self development Innovations - Village Incubators.

At village levels by creating smart villages with the help of shelter tech + food tech + edu tech + health tech + family village security tech - united group networks is key for future innovations. old age practices of global communities really made greatest civilizations flourish with sustainable models practices.

Globally villagers ,un educated , poor low middle income societies are suffering who are around 5 billion. to make them happy villages self sustainable villages communities co - operatives we need human skills + open tech skills to move in hand in hand, Emerging technologies last 20yrs technologies really didn't changed over all human habituate thinking about future present past needs goals existence important.

suitability livability co-operative affordability technologies solution's is key for future which links with eco tees animals climate rivers etc important for mother future. change invention from house important, than village towns cities countries will become innovative happy hate less lovable societies systems with zero issues, .
Community Innovation,Resilience & Development: Networks of Communities can cross fertilize innovations to improve the lives to connect local visions with global Funders, NGO's & Private sector.
World Economic Forum is looking at Financing Connectivity through its Internet for All Steering Committee - this topic provides common ground for the IGF and WEF to create synergy for social impact as the rest of the world gets connected to the Internet. 2018 is a pivotal year, 50% of the world connected through the advertising model targeting individuals. The next 50% of the world will be connected through their communities, achieving their hopes and dreams together for a healthier world and an Internet that is resilient.
An enabling environment - What are the necessary components of a holistic policy environment that can enable sustained investment for inclusive economic growth?
An enabling environment - How can different constituencies and stakeholder groups leverage ICTs for sustainable economic development, and what barriers do they face to doing so?
How can we best equip the workforce with the skills necessary to enable individuals and society to take advantage of the new employment opportunities that will result from digital transformation?
The International and National IG Communities should also introduce and promote
e-commerce/online business here in Sierra Leone.
We are still behind in innovation and technology even in this new globalizing age, internet governance not excluding
Is the user control of own data missing globally, concerning data collection, distribution to third parties, marketing, selling and in making profit?
297 The lack of IT talent in the country, we battle between companies
How are developments of agency and sovereignty possible in globally connected society?
Innovation with UBI (universal basic income)
IPv6 in the context of IoT and 5G: technical challenges, economic incentives and policy considerations
A sustainable and reliable way in which Internet connectivity can grow.
Elements of an enabling environment for sustainable investment in ICT and innovation
An interoperable, seamless ICT ecosystem is crucial to help populations reap the benefits of ICT and further development opportunity. This ecosystem is built on three layers: an accessible and affordable infrastructure that enables the development of appropriate applications and services coupled with the ability of the user to actively and independently use the technology. This layered ecosystem can only function if supported by effective policy approaches. Stakeholders play key roles in ensuring the necessary well-informed and targeted policy approaches. By encouraging the participation of stakeholders in policy-making processes, governments can generate policies that are timely, scalable, and innovation enabling. Discussions should aim to identify the most important elements of the ICT ecosystem and the supporting enabling environment for policy implementation.
The future of work and equipping the workforce with the necessary skills to take advantage of the digital economy
ICT is recognised as an important tool to further the Sustainable Development Goals. For this to be possible, populations must be equipped with the necessary skills to meaningfully use and benefit from the full potential of ICT. Discussions should explore how ICT and emerging technologies change both the nature of work and jobs and how institutions of learning can prepare their students with the skills demanded in the labour market.
The IGF should deliberate how to create an enabling environment for sustainable investment in ICT and how to foster and protect innovations.
Designing the right legislative frameworks for the digital economy (maximizing welfare and optimizing benefits for society).
Future Consolidation - To ensure a healthy Internet and market for Internet services, consolidation must be addressed from both supply and demand side, focusing on the impact on peoples’ lives.
Category: Media & Content
ID Proposed Issue Comment
Rethinking intellectual property in the digital age: Assessing the need for global new exceptions for user-generated content.
Strengthening the Multi-stakeholder Model/Participation by encompassing Media (an integral stakeholder that has been missing)
The information given by media have to be neutral. Noone must order what to write. And the content has to be from truthful sources.
32 It's was my pleasure to participate via Videoconferency Good job
Are intellectual property laws fit for purpose in a digital world? With IP-related restrictions seeming ever more absurd, what business models can both reward creativity and maximise access?
IP laws are having a major impact on the ability of Internet users to find and enjoy (legally) content. In many cases, the possibilities created by the Internet for rapid distribution of ideas and knowledge at near zero-marginal cost are being left unrealised due to technical and legal restrictions. To be able to address the Internet's contribution to development, the emergence of local content, and effective business models, the IGF must be ready to talk copyright.
Internet Shutdown! Governments do this specially to effect on Social Media. Internet/Social Medial is now powerful force in Political end Ecumenical stabilities of most of the Asian Countries.
In Sri Lanka, we have been visctum on first time by blocking social media temporary from the government to overcome to spread hate speech. We all condemn using internet for any ill-acts like hate speech, fake news and publishing of content that harm the privacy, reputation and safety of individuals, organisations, and religious or ethnic groups that disturbs communal harmony among the people. This need to be seriously discussed with the all stakeholders who are using internet and its high time to fined a proper way to deal this issues without interrupting services or shutdown of the Internet.
Copyright system underpins local content production and distribution. Relevant today as social media and other platforms are increasing investments to create original content, including via licensing.
Chilling Effect of Political Correctness on Online Debate
Political correctness in Internet Governance spaces hinders debate among activists who fearing backlash avoid politically-charged IG topics.
Transcripts from meetings in the 2017 were not accurate. More attention should be paid to making sure the transcripts are accurate
Progress in the discussions on procedures for illegal content removal. Outcome: paper identifying best practices and practical solutions that are respectful of public interests and fundamental rights.
73 Citizen journalism initiatives.
There are dozens of alternative media & citizen journalism initiatives popping up in Europe and in the coming periods, transnational citizen journalism networks are going to challenge the existing media culture and bring new perspective to it. This I believe is going to present citizens with an opportunity in their pursuit of right to accurate, reliable and verified content.
Improved protection of personal data on social networks and web platforms to reduce identity theft and fraud.
114 Regulation of fake news

Internet has played very important role to promote right to freedom of expression and opinion and subsequent right to seek, receive and impart information. However, with mammoth growth of social media and ever-increasing trend of getting news/information from social media, proliferation of fake news have also increased. Some countries have started regulating fake news and some have started controlling social media itself to regulate fake news, which in turn will violate right to freedom of expression and opinion. Thus, it is necessary to consider this issue seriously and look for ways to tackle the problem of fake news.
Production of locally relevant content stimulates demand for the Internet. Creation of local content requires an enabling environment that respects free speech and protects IP, privacy, and users.
The role and significance of the new W3C Web annotation standard and the issue of browser and protocol adaptation.
The forgotten activity of annotating the documents and the need to share these like we do on physical documents need to be considered as a first class activity.
Importance of media literacy: How to counter fake news and disinformation spread online?
Online media regulation vs self-regulation - challenges of developing democracy countries
The Google product "Google My Business" does not consider the rights of the companies, it only protects “the people right to give an opinion”. But not every person is going to be honest and fair.
Within "Google My Business" companies are exposed to fakes reviews, also to trolls, hate campaigns, defamation, pathological liars, etc. And the only way to stop those threats is asking a lawyer for help and go to a justice court (something very cumbersome, slow and expensive) because "Google My Business" refuses ALL request to delete a fake review even if the very business owner contact Google, explain the situation and ask for it. Therefore, small and family business are helpless. Obviously, not every company have money available for lawyers.
A regulation to "Google My Business" and similar products like Trip Advisor, Trivago, and so on is imperative to give balance between people public opinion and companies (also people with rights).
Importance of media literacy: How to counter fake news and disinformation spread online?
How can we enable a healthy local content value chain & how can stakeholders advance ubiquitous & affordable Internet access while incentivizing local language content + locally relevant content?
How can governments support a policy environment (e.g., freedom of expression, privacy, IP protection, etc.) that will encourage the production and distribution of locally relevant content?
Introduction of a local content-that will navigate mood of
official learning languages; using approaches that will involve the participation of gross users of internet in such countries.
For the benefits of the aged and non speakers/readers of a mood of learning different from the native language especially in developing countries
Public sensitization on the use and importance of internet in our age, community and lives
Open forums/seminars/workshops.., will go a long way in popularizing IG especially in developing countries
Have platforms grown too big and powerful? Should they be regulated - and by whom? Will journalism - as we have known it - survive the onslaught of AI-assisted disinformation?
316 Supporting an Enabling Policy Environment and Locally Relevant Content:
A key to facilitating Internet accessibility, and thereby enabling global expansion of the Internet’s benefits, is encouraging the production of locally relevant content that customers want to see. However, there are many factors that contribute to an environment that encourages the creation and distribution of locally relevant content, one of which is having an enabling policy environment. An enabling environment for locally relevant content includes freedom of expression, intellectual property protection, appropriate privacy protections for users and creators, consumer protection infrastructure, and secure payment platforms. All of these factors are needed to ensure that both creators and users benefit from the value of the content. More discussion is needed around how governments can support such a policy environment as well as how governments can work with various stakeholders to support locally relevant content.
Country like India where non-English speakers are huge, need more content in regional languages. We can engage more people if we provide content in the language which they understand.
In India regional content is published but very less in quantity and quality of content is also poor because of its nature which is entertainment. In entertainment content is always casual and does not change mindset of people. In India we need educational content so that people can learn, increase their knowledge, wisdom and ability of decision making. For example, if a content publisher provides good content on Agriculture or Farming to the farmers of India it will help them to grow their crops in a better way.
Category: Technical & Operational Issues
ID Proposed Issue Comment
i would be very happy if the internet bandwidth and speed is improved for every Gambian that can afford it. The cost can also be put into consideration.
Am suggesting a topic to discuss on “Standards for assessing Net Neutrality in West Africa.”
There is an issue on bandwidth sharing in my region, many internet users are not getting the right bandwidth they are paying for. Please we need to address this to create a satisfactory internet connection for everyone.
Sessions are as too many as allow not appropriate multistakeholder participation and discussions.with practical outcomes.
Topics of global significance, that deserve full multistakeholder discussions to achieve practical outcomes often have their central stakeholders attending sessions that are only regional or national in scope. This is worsened by having two or more sessions on the same subject (differentiated only by the wording or by maybe regional or stakeholder bias) when organizers of the sessions should partner to present a highly enriched, more result-oriented, global session. An example to illustrate this issue well is: In IGF 2017 there're over 200 sessions; Internet shutdowns alone had about 5 and fake news had 6. Sessions should be reduced in number so as to have somewhat exhaustive discussions of subjects. In this way, participants can return home with convictions for concrete actions. Reduction can be achieved by (1) a rule that national and regional issues be discussed at those levels prior to gobal IGF and in IGF resolutions can be read or it be announced that persons outside the nation or region (or any person) may contribute ideas through a mailing list that must be in place for the purpose; (2) asking owners of proposals on closely similar global topics to collaborate and present one session.
GDPR is a challenge for every Internet business. Other countries and regions might change their privacy regulations and laws, it would be helpful if there would be more lead time available to engage.
Ddos attacks are a menace and worse. What are current best practices (in cooperation) to mitigate them and can developing countries learn from them?
In The Netherlands several organisations and institutions decided to join hands. Is this unique are there other examples? The IGF can bring all initiatives and ideas together to learn from.
Multistakeholder frameworks are critical to ensuring that governance of the Internet and the safety, security and stability of its technical operations are informed by appropriate expertise.
Internet measurements - How they can be used for data driven policy. IGF should have a session that highlights how projects like OONI, mLab and ARK are having an impact.
Use of proprietary standards (PS) on the Internet. Though Internet is based on open standards the use of PS such is on the rise, changing dynamics and putting at risk Internet openness.
Review of the impact of recent major BGP routing leaks & efficacy of fielded mechanisms to reduce their impact. Potential solutions are well-known; (how) can we get more providers to implement them?
For more than 90 minutes on 6 November 2017, Internet service for millions of users in the U.S. and around the world slowed to a crawl due to yet another BGP routing leak. Routing leaks were again in the news in December 2017 when a Russian ISP originated several dozen BGP routes involving IP address space belonging to high-profile companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook. Such leaks occur all too frequently, potentially impacting Internet connectivity and application availability for users around the world.
Global availability of detailed real-time information about local/national Internet outages & shutdowns. Can the availability of such information influence user, provider, or government behavior?
Comprehensive Internet monitoring/measurement at application & infrastructure layers exposes local/national Internet outages & shutdowns in near-real time. While some outages are accidental in nature, such as cable cuts, can the availability of such information influence user, provider, or government behavior?
The definition of “network” has evolved to be more focused on credentials, access, service delivery, and availability – less so about location or nodes.
The Internet is now a critical part of an enterprise’s business network, so the enterprise now need to be concerned about factors that they can’t control and how they impact the user experience. Internet volatility and an ever-evolving set of threats now need to be monitored, measured, and managed.
Risks presented by operational concentration and the need to understand those risks when making decisions about network service vendors.
The October 2016 DDoS attack on DNS provider Dyn impacted the availability of many major customer Web sites and applications, and a similar story has been played out multiple times over the years when cloud, hosting, or storage vendors are a single point of failure for mission critical sites and applications. As the Internet continues to become more tightly integrated into everyday life, both at home and at work, enterprises, governments, and even individuals need to understand how to manage the risks associated with vendor selection for critical services.
What processes or mechanisms might help us understand issues and goals less as absolutes and more as tradeoffs against other options of possibly-equal importance?
I have discussed this issue with John Klensin, who concurs with this submission to the Call for Issues.
Good/Standard Internet connections/receptions/networks to be improved and well established in the developing regions across the globe.
The populace and users of internet in Sierra Leone are often challenged in accessing good internet at affordable cost.
IETF is working on a new Internet protocol. What are the implications for other stakeholders?
Suggested: new approach as suggested in report on Strengthened Cooperation to involve and include other stakeholder communities for lessons, feedback and adoption support through the IGF mechanisms and the conference.
304 Harmonisation of Duties of Care in ICTs needs a global approach.
In what way can the IGF contribute in bringing harmonising, standardisation, regulative and legislative organisations and manufacturers together globally and start and/or facilitate multistakeholder processes on Duties of Care?
313 Gamification strategies to explain technical concepts.
Gamification of learning is an educational approach that motivates students to learn difficult concepts, such as
networking, routing, IPv6 and DNS, through enjoyment and engagement. This provides a meaningful learning experience while motivating multistakeholder participation and taking initiative.
The value of / need for multistakeholder frameworks for Internet governance and technical operations [e.g. IGF, ICANN, IETF]
Discussions should focus on disseminating knowledge, raising awareness of projects and organizations working on Internet technical issues. Discussions should allow for sharing of best practices on how the multistakeholder approach is applied by these organizations and how stakeholders can best participate or contribute to them.
The importance of International Domain Names (IDNs) and new gTLDs in connecting the next billion through the promulgation of local content and services.
A DNS Technical Primer; looking at the Root Server System, the role of the PTI (IANA functions); ccTLDs and gTLDS, DNSSEC and WHOIS.
The value of multistake holder frameworks for Internet governance and technical operations.
The global routing system is not as secure and resilient as it could be. Adopting best practices recommendations such as the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) can secure the network.
Category: Other
ID Proposed Issue Comment
Digital Capacity Building for end-users enhancing their capability on managing Data privacy, cyber-security and Trust & Confidence.
Enhancing Technical and Operational Issues is also important to compliment Digital capacity building for end-users.
What things should we do to maintain the Internet up and running, and accesible during and after a natural disaster such as an Hurricane and/or Earthquake?
I want to add another issue: In which way can we use the Internet to reduce terrorism?
Internet governance as a special course or program should be included in the curriculum in colleges and universities .
So many important stakeholders are left out. So the forum is yet to be as inclusive as it ought to. How do we reverse this?
The following need to be part of IGF: a) populations that speak only mother tongues other than IGF languages; b) rural folks; c) low income people; d) the physically challenged (which are often a mix of the other groups); e) students; f) the uneducated / illiterate population.. Most of a), b), c) and f) are women. Conventional IGF participants who claim or think they represent any of these groups are not truly their representatives. Mechanisms should be in place to make the forum more inclusive. One I think of is a "Relay Race Mechanism". National IGFs and Regional IGFs should hold on the same theme as of global IGF annually. All these stakeholder groups must be mobilized and supported technically and financialy to have true representation and active participation in national IGFs where they will present their actual, needs-based views. Resolutions in and any practical outcomes of the national IGFs will be taken to regional IGFs (now by government, wider civil society and technical community reps). Regional IGFs make needful inputs, synthesize / collate the submissions and with them make regional presentations in global IGF. Of course, there has to be feedback to the grassroots after the global meeting.
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The opportunities and risks of the use of technology for peacebuilding. This area is commonly known as peacetech, and is rapidly advancing worldwide. It is a key issue to address in the conference.

- Creating the right environment about the Internet requires education. There is crucial needs of citizenship, capacity building and employability and this requires that a minimum number of national curricula across continents most especially in the low-income countries make internet governance studies into a core discipline of the educational system coupled with human rights.
Is evidence that the underpinning role and ecosystem of the Internet is not yet fully understood especially from within the educational circles, Christian communities, Muslim communities etc. Every effort should be made to bring this actors to IGF.
I am interested in taking up the concept of Internet Shutdowns during the annual IGF meeting.
"Social Responsibility" Social responsibility for the Social Medias, I think we can discuss the issue about social responsibility for the social medias like facebook, google+.
UN investigators have said the use of Facebook played a "determining role" in stirring up hatred against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

I think social medias should have some social responsibility to keep peach in the society, they should stop spreading fake new or any thing that harmful for the ethnic minorities.
Social Media for Social Good: While there is a focus on the drawbacks and risks of Social Media, the numerous chances are widely neglected.
142 Will like to attend to share knowledge and meet with international standards
143 Will like to attend to share knowledge and meet with international standards
Seuls les effets transformateurs et positifs des TIC ont été prise en compte en Afrique; peu d’attention a été accordé à la prise en charge significative de la problématique des DEEI*
*Déchets d’équipements électroniques et informatiques (DEEI)

En réglant cette problématique, dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030, nous allons contribuer à renforcer la coordination entre les grandes orientations du SMSI et les Objectifs de développement durable.

Avec les développements de la démographique (1,2 milliard en 2017 et 2,5 milliard en 2050 selon BAD) et de l’Internet des objets dans les prochaines années (potentiel pour résoudre de nombreux problèmes sur le continent africain) le problématique des DEEI va s'accroître.
Educational program explaining how Internet works and Internet Governance processes for a better inclusion of Youth and civil society.
What does it mean to be a good ‘Digital Citizen’ as the Internet and technology continues to evolve? More research and discussion is needed around the idea of ‘digital citizenry.’
How to design and build data centres that minimize contribution to global warming?
Basket: Internet Governance and the Environment
285 Cloud computing services and e-waste as environmental hazards Basket: Internet Governance and the Environment
Addressing provision and denials of internet access for migrants and refugees during processing of their applications.
Basket: Human Rights of Refugees and Migrants Online
Does blockchain technology have a role in providing legal identities for all re. SDG undertakings
Basket: Human Rights of Refugees and Migrants Online
Combating online trolling in light of tracking and surveillance tools that do not undermine fundamental rights and freedoms
Basket: Gender inclusion IG by design
292 How to develop Blockchain technologies as a form of FoE protection Basket: Gender inclusion IG by design
Intellectual Property Rights protection – specifily regarding Geographical Indications
Over hundreds of years, Geographical Indications (GIs) have achieved commercial and economic prominence while benefitting producing countries and consumers alike, as indicators of a geographical origin and qualities, and a means for value-added marketing differentiation. The overarching public policy considerations of accurate source identification and consumer protection, which form the basis of the law of trademarks, are likewise applicable to GIs. GIs also serve other goals, e.g., the promotion of rural economic development, environment, food quality, food safety and traceability.
In this age of the Internet, increasing global commerce and consumer demand requires adequate protection for consumers and producers alike. While the protection of GIs in the domain names system has been traditionally a challenging task, the recent introduction of new domains has made the situation more problematic. Literally thousands of new domains are emerging at this time, with a corresponding increase in expense to GI owners and beneficiaries (as well as to trademark owners) which must monitor and enforce intellectual property rights
against third parties filing top level as well as second level domains corresponding to the GIs they represent.
Accordingly, the issue for Geographical Indications rights on the internet is very delicate, and needs to be regulate.
Internet Access by community-powered networks based on innovative and sustainable resource models provide a way to further extend the Internet, to connect people to each other and to opportunities.

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