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IGF 2019 Proposed Issues

Number of contributions by:


Stakeholder Group

Government: 13
Intergovernmental Organization: 2
Civil Society: 73
Technical Community: 19
Private Sector: 44

Regional Group

African Group: 35
Asia-Pacific Group: 21
Eastern European Group: 9
Latin American and Caribbean Group: 14
Western European and Others Group: 61
Intergovernmental Organizations: 2
Other: 9
Category: Cybersecurity, Trust and Privacy
ID Proposed Issue Comment
Capacity building opportunities for IT professionals on cyber security especially in Africa
Laws (Global)on Cyber Security and data protection is essential as the Internet requires trust.
Progress has been made but a lot should still be done.
It is important that progress must be made in this regard especially to protect those that are vulnerable whose data are stored and used globally without due consideration
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How to make the internet safe by creating hotlines for reporting Cyber crimes. This will serve as a means to curb cyber security issues especially on social media and increase internet access.
Blockchain is a key ingredient in solutions to regain privacy. How?
Cutter Consortium, asked "Is Blockstack the Template for a New Internet?"
Reference :
Blockstack is compared to Google Firebase.
51 Develop better global cybersecurity education standards. See this video for more explanation of the issue:
The involvement of Private Sector, Government and others should be encouraged in issues like Information Security, Cyber-security or Privacy in African developing countries.
Also knowledge acquisition in the area of Internet of Things should continue to be improved in African Developing Countries.
Role of Data Analysis in cyber security, latest trends in withholding trust of stakeholders and Privacy intrusion control techniques are some of the issues I would like to see progressed.
If given an opportunity, I would like to give a presentation on the same to abreast the audience with the latest trends of Cyber security, trust and privacy
68 Protección de Datos personales
El auge del comercio electrónico implica nuevas medidas para toma de decisiones, ante las nuevas problemáticas que se presentan en materia de ciberseguridad , sobre todo en cuestiones de datos personales.
72 Vulnérabilité des téléviseurs connectés:

l’internet constitue une porte d’insécurité pour les utilisateurs des services de la Télévision Numérique Terrestre(TNT). Avec ces nouvelles fonctionnalités, des personnes mal intentionnés peuvent s’en servir à de fin ne profitant pas les usagers de la TNT. Ils chercheront par exemple à prendre le contrôle à distance du système intelligent pour divers raison (usurpation d’identité, vol des données personnelles, dénis de services).
Go beyond the structural limit of internet in accessing remote device without the need to configure port forward or other tricks like STUN, VPN... Very usefull in IOT, but with security in mind.
Improve privacy resilience in information societies through good governance and implementing a trust by-design approach.
Automatic execution of customizable JavaScript by Web browsers leave people vulnerable to a wide class of undetectable attacks that WHATWG members is refusing to address (or inform stakeholders about)
Detailed informations about this wide class of attacks (currently exploited in the wide by the Russian Government, for example) with some of the possible mitigations are described in the Mozilla bug report:

Such undetectable attacks pose serious issues to legal enforceability of digital forensics, allow to tunnel into private networks through the browser despite firewall and proxy (see ) and so on.

Though, the reaction of organizations like Mozilla and Chromium (both strongly bound to Google) shows we have a wide worse security issue here: the trust that people give to these organizations.
Obligar a los países a seguir una política de seguridad en las redes sociales. En Uruguay por ejemplo hay un gran vacío legal
Accounts created on internet services sucg as social networking platforms, should be linked with an ID as a way to ensure legislation applicability.
A global incentive program for PKI based digital identity could be the basis
Internet of Digital Trust and Privacy. As Internet grows and grows to a Trillion Connected nodes, need of Open Design of Trusted Systems is necessary for an Internet of Interconnected System.
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Artificial Intelligence is an opportunity for enhanced cybersecurity, however, AI systems are also vulnerable to security threats, and AI itself could potentially be used for attacks.
Security by design in AI systems is crucial to protect critical infrastructure, end-users, and businesses.
125 Chances and Challenges of Single Sign-on Digital Identities for Citizens.
Digital identities for citizens touch key questions like security, privacy and openess for the involved parties which are governments, companies and individuals. The issue is to discuss which single sign-on digital identities are capable to fulfill todays and future requirements and how should their governance look like: Industry made closed identities (walled-garden) or community/government managed open identites.

Best practices and recommendations for cybersecurity of IoT products with an approach based on risk management and increased resilience of telecommunication network devices and infrastructure.
This issue is important to allow the rapid technological evolution and to avoid the creation of technical barriers to trade and inhibit innovation. The implementation of best practices will strengthen and promote the implementation of these IoT technologies and their consequent social and economic benefits, as well as the increase of confidence in the use of the Internet and the promotion of innovation, allowing a safe and reliable technological evolution.

Category: Digital Inclusion & Accessibility
ID Proposed Issue Comment
I suggest that we keep discussing and working towards community network, free WiFi and public wifi to increase the number of connected people around the world.
We must keep talking about Digital Inclusion and Accessibility to let leaders in Africa and all over the world that letting people having access to internet is not a threat to the country's security. And by doing so we will work harder to make internet secure to everyone by setting up policy and regulations for a better internet. Digital inclusion and accessibility must not let out the internet security and trust. Thank you
Digital literacy skills for disadvantaged Communities in Africa. We need to equipping digital literacy skills for women, person with disabilities, vulnerable children in our local communities.
Access for those below the poverty line
Public shared networking infrastructures for internet for all
Removing the digital divide from discrimination (Gender, Income class, Region)
Nos gustaría que en la próxima reunión de IGF se tocara el tema: Cómo podemos aportar a cumplir los ODS - Objetivos del Desarrollo del Milenio, desde cada uno de nuestros países ?
Proponemos hacer una jornada en el mundo en universidades donde se realice un taller con población vulnerable (puede ser sobre alfabetización informacional, herramientas TIC, tramites en linea para el ciudadano,etc), la fecha podría ser el 17 de mayo, Día Mundial de Internet)
We don't know what we don't know: How can IGF catalyze public education and engage in public research so to understand the public interest and not guess at it?
The IG world lives in something of a bubble of self-selected experts, advocates, diplomats and vested interests. Conventional outreach efforts only help to identify more self-interested bodies, they still don't get outside the bubble. There is no reasonable path through which the public ..those who are impacted daily by the Internet yet don't have it as a primary focus .. is heard.

For the IGF (and the world of IG in general) to claim legitimacy in the public interest, it needs to actually seek out what that interest is. To sufficiently understand the needs of the world outside its bubble, the IGF needs to engage in a program of INFORMED FEEDBACK. This requires widespread plain-language information campaigns combined with polls, focus groups and other forms of both quantitative and qualitative research.
The place of illectronism in the cyberspace and digitalisation system.
How UN will introduce to these persons cybergouvernance worldwide context and prevent them from cyberinsecurity ?
Illectronism : people which are not comfortable with digital formats. For example 15% french people are concerned. Illectronism is an emerging and fast growing inequality regarding the web development.
For ICT to empower people with specific needs such as disable and indigenous people, rural populations, women, girls and children, policies should be put in place.
The digital révolution is so fast and does not consider nor carry along most of the world population and the gap is growing bigger as the digital innovations are increasing
Access to rural communities if improved, could change the lives of many people and also help in the fight to alleviate poverty and raise standards of living.
Access to rural communities if improved, could change the lives of many people and also help in the fight to alleviate poverty and raise standards of living.
Unused spectral bandwidths in fiber distribution owned by Telecommunication companies, which can aid in building community networks, be made readily available.
75 ¿Cómo favorecer un acceso útil y seguro a Internet para las personas mayores?
IGF should provide NGOs more opportunities to host workshops that focus on the "Public Welfare", also establish a platform for NGOs from various countries or regions to seek future cooperations.
108 Tackling access and affordability in rural Africa.
Spreading access and minimising cost will help ensure access to information and improve digital literacy levels which is necessary for the advances being made in technology.
I would like to see the rights of children with disabilities and the digital environment be approached, namely that to improve their conditions their views must be taken into account
This issue had been recently approached by the Council of Europe in a funded project to which I contributed
How can we leverage the potential of emerging technologies like AI to improve the social inclusion of people with disabilities (e.g. labor market, access to education)?
¿Cómo facilitar el acceso a Internet a los estudiantes de educación primaria de las escuelas de Ancash? Solo el 38% de dichos estudiantes cuenta con acceso a la Red.

Category: Emerging Technologies (AI, distributed ledger, etc.)
ID Proposed Issue Comment
The AI Transparency Institute launched the AI Governance Forum in 2018 and suggests that the AGF takes over this initiative to expand its impact (see
Participation of developing world in the Artificial Intelligence Governance is highly important. AI is wrongly interpreted, so to bridge the gap developing world should be part of the AI Governance.
Currently the big internet organization like Facebook and Google are capturing and testing AI algorithms to capture big data where developed nations are aware of the issues and they have been questioning about the breach. Whereas, lower economies first there is no awareness and AI has been portrait as a threat where the developing nation are unaware of the current use of being a lab rat for the internet organization and yet we fear of AI. It is highly important that these economies are brought to table adapting their values to the governance in a more feasible and efficient way.

Mutistakeholder approach needs to be adopted in AI governance where proper development of human core values needs to set or else it will create a big gap where externalities will further flourish.
Regulatory issues with Blockchain as the market continue to grow, governments are taking an increased level of interest to regulate the cryptocurrency because of the high security and risk involved.
Satoshi Nakamoto the founder of bitcoin said if more than half of the computers working as nodes to service the network tell a lie, the lie will become the truth. This is called a ‘51% attack’ this is one notable security flaw in the blockchain.
4th industrial revolution and associated issues.

Digital inclusion.

Internet access for disabled and under previliged.
To define and develop a worldwide robust solution for AI by considering the latest era of Industry 4.0
Global Coordination of AI Governance (GCAIG). States are declaring AI strategies and/or intentions to establish regulatory governance of AI. It is therefore vital to establish GCAIG to avoid conflict.
Work in this area is in its infancy but is starting to develop through groups such as the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on AI, the Global Governance of AI Roundtable at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the OECD and CoE.
Drone for agriculture
How can we use drone potential to bring food to anyone in the world. This can be theorical and practices process building.
How the business will build the low prize of drone for the startup and farmers organizations in Afrique agriculture space.
Lazy/trojan data issue;poor quality data captured for mass AI databanks suddenly cause unexpected disruption or analysis;user awareness, good error correction essential.
Quality , relevant data no fake data and development of good judgement, benefit of the doubt, for data controllers , CIOs etc
Ethical data control and best practice establishment of brainwave captured data uses retention, disposal etc.Application of brainwave capture can be extended to other sectors.
Rights of patients and families in the data control process and use ther-of e.g. for AI databases.
Research in EmergingTechnologies:An opportunity to discuss research challenges of Emerging Technologies.The objective is to highlight the role of the scientific community in the debate
Scientific research is to be considered as an opportunity to engage more young people from several continents to participate in the debate and contribute to give scientific solutions to technical or economic issues related to the global digital transformation.
All the following stakeholders are concerned: Researchers,technical communities, NGO, Governments, intergovernmental organizations,and also big firms in the field of ICT from both public and private sector.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning as means to provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully impacting global SDGs.
Artificial Intelligence and machine learning centered discussions touching on a range of social impact domains namely:
√Arts, Culture and Humanities
√Humanitarian Crisis Response
√Economic Empowerment
√Environment, Conservation, and Energy
√Equality and Inclusion
√Public and Social Sector Management
Understanding regional cultures for AI behavioural sciences, need for IT cultural best practices development
World is now a matrix of cultures. . In adaptive change for ethics and values
111 Who manages social media? The Laws or money?
Social platforms are not just media, they are an instrument of influence on worldwide political, cultural and economic processes, it is a huge responsibility of ownership and participants. A lots of scandals and new information about threats, we became smarter and more attention. Do we need or don`t stronger restrictions and rules for owners, new legislation? Or now end users already are in safety?
Teaching Artificial Intelligence:
Digital literacy requires that education on all levels addresses the opportunities and risks of Artificial Intelligence in a way that empowers end-users.
Technical education is not only about raising awareness among data subjects, but also about building capacity in computer science and ICT-related fields, as AI technologies are becoming increasingly important.
122 Regulatory processes regarding Artificial Intelligence
Algorithmic decision making systems are becoming tools for both the public and private sector, while regulatory systems are lagging behind technical innovation. End-users are affected by algorithms reproducing discriminatory biases, and opaque use of personal data. Technical innovation and policy making cannot be seen separately in addressing these challenges.
What are the roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders in shaping the development and use of trustworthy AI systems? What capacity-building is necessary to enable these types of dialogues?
How is AI being deployed to address the challenges of the SDGs? How can these be further incentivized? What are best practices for diffusing AI technologies more broadly to address the challenges?
What issues and challenges need to be considered in deploying AI? What are some policy options for addressing these? Are there some examples of AI policy governance that can be leveraged?
What are the legal, socio-economic and technical issues in data-sharing? What data infrastructure needs to be in place to enable data-sharing? What learnings can be found from open data initiatives?
What is needed to enable AI technologies and systems to be more trustworthy, and what best practices can be deployed to achieve this? How is the technical community and academia addressing this?
How can we better facilitate the diffusion of AI technologies more broadly into the digital ecosystem to enable sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and encourage entrepreneurialism?
AI and the future of work: what challenges and potential solutions might AI bring in relation to the future of work, and how can different stakeholders work together to address the issues raised?
Category: Evolution of Internet Governance
ID Proposed Issue Comment
6 Establishment of users internet norm use
An interesting issue is if the IG governence evolution will finally lead to the
Internet Self-Governence versus Internet Governence (a modern model of internet-residers?)
During the last years the issue of conflict between the rights to freedom of expression and data privacy has gained a momentum. Meanwhile, even after so many pieces of research and landmark court cases, the clear remedy or regulation is still lacking. Is this an endless debate? or we really are witnessing the evolution of IG?
Il serait bon de discuter sur la liberté de Internet et la nécessité d'encadrement. Liberté oui, mais responsabilité aussi.
Quels solutions préconisez vous pour l'évolution de la gouvernance de l'Internet?
Internet partout et pour tous: wifi public, réduction du coût d'internet,qualité et performance du service
il faut rendre l'internet accessible pour lutter contre la fracture numérique avoir une bonne politique de la cybersécurité et pour mieux innover
A middle ground between the vested-interest capture of multi-stakeholderism and government capture of multi-lateralism is badly needed. How can IGF stimulate such innovation?

Models such as ICANN's, without treaty backing and financially self-interested, have fared poorly at accommodating (or even knowing) the needs and views of the global public interest -- yet government-only governance models such as proposed by the ITU also find little favour and inhibit innovation.

Only a few years ago there were numerous attempts to envision alternative models, such as Netmundial, to find a hybrid approach that would gain the confidence necessary from multiple sectors, perhaps enough to even form the seed of an Internet treaty effort. But such activity now appears more necessary than ever given the rising phenomena of inter-state political meddling, cyber-scams, and the unsatisfactory conclusion of ICANN's separation from the US government.

The IGF is the best venue for such governance-model innovation. More attention needs to be paid here lest Internet governance devolves even more into a free-for-all between nations and vendors with the global public increasingly unaware and left out.
Internet fragmentation. I think the future of the Internet should be better discussed (China, Us, Europe models).
One way of doing this could be by engaging more dialogue with the IRTF, IAB and IETF, bringing their actors and exchanges to the floor in the IGF.
Cyber Sovereignty and the Chinese Public Diplomacy, focusing on China's rejection to US's Net Neutrality and China's attempt to build up its global governance through Cyber Sovereignty policy.
Prior to this proposal, I’ve already done some preliminary work. I finished a literature review on how Chinese scholars defined Cyber Sovereignty in the fields of Law, International Relations and Journalism and Communication. This review revealed the difference between internet sovereignty, cyberspace sovereignty and cyber sovereignty. It also found that in the field of Journalism and Communication, there was no scholar to evaluate the communication effect of the term itself. That’s why I also accomplished a content analysis on how American, British and Russian mainstream media had covered the annual World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China. It concluded that Washington Post and Guardian had neglected the cyber security and cyber prosperity underlined by the Chinese government, Chinese mainstream media and Chinese tech-giants BAT (Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent), such as financial security, counter terrorism, digital economy and communication technologies for poverty alleviation. Rather, Post and Guardian mainly concerned about the internet freedom. In the second Internet Conference, Xi put forward with the concept of Cyber Sovereignty. Since then there was a weakening in the UK's critical attitude that some articles seriously discussed about the term and compared it with the concept of US's Net Neutrality. As on the Russian side, Rossiyskaya Gazeta has always been supportive of the Chinese propositions, especially of the Cyber Sovereignty.
The IoT governance challenges including the ethical guidelines for IoT architects/designers. The IoT design patterns and principles are essential requirements.
Share data gathered by industries, smart cities, IoT, etc., anonymised, with researchers for the common good and not only for commercial gain, to create a better, safer, healthier world for all.
The Hague is the city of peace and justice in the analogue world. Should the Internet be added here and if so what sort of topics would be brought to courts?
Consolidation moves the public Internet away from its distributed nature and shifts power to a limited number of companies, with potential impact on innovation, access to data & Internet governance.
This topic is a recommendation of workshop #40 on Internet megatrends at IGF 2018.
Shutdown Internet become a big issue in African. How we can provide solution for bussiness during the shutdown.
Internet governance and climate change
social and institucional Democratization (promotion of peace, dignity, rule of law) trough internet governance.
Each tecnological company must submit a tax model, on every dollar as income of the company in a certain country, there will be a estimate for the IRS (name of U.S.A.) know how company will pay.
Me gustaría que en todos los países hubiera una legislación común para las empresas de tecnología que operan en más de un país. Particularmente, cada empresa del rubro deberá presentar un esquema modelo de tributación, de modo que sobre cada dólar que tenga de ingresos en cierto país, exista un estimado para la IRS (name of U.S.A.) sepa cómo esa empresa abonará sus impuestos.
Each tecnological company must submit a tax model, on every dollar as income of the company in a certain country, there will be a estimate for the IRS (name of U.S.A.) know how company will pay.
Me gustaría que en todos los países hubiera una legislación común para las empresas de tecnología que operan en más de un país. Particularmente, cada empresa del rubro deberá presentar un esquema modelo de tributación, de modo que sobre cada dólar que tenga de ingresos en cierto país, exista un estimado para la IRS (name of U.S.A.) sepa cómo esa empresa abonará sus impuestos.
Responsibility, accountability, and user rights defense and enforcement on the IoT.
As "things" on the IoT cooperate to carry out actions and reply to agents, is there some way to trace the cooperation and determine the chain of responsibility for the end results, the possible side effects and possible data leakages? If my intelligent "medical cabinet" orders a drug, and the order is fulfilled by an intelligent pharmaceutical bot, which sends the medicine to my intelligent home via a drone and something goes wrong and I wind up receiving a wrong dosage, how can I determine what went wrong and whose fault was it, and how can my complaint be made effective?
Federation as a common, natural, efficient and innovative way to develop and create software so the civic governance of the Internet increases.
I think IGF is involving all religious and community for what they doing for all community of every nation.

No comment.
Discuss report and recommendations from
the UN SG High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
CENTR would like to see a discussion on DNS over HTTPS. Not just the technical aspects of it, but a broad discussion on how it will affect the Internet ecosystem.
We would like to have a discussion on the interaction between policy, protocols and standards. Not just on fundamental human rights but also on how normative rules affect technical standards.
Quels sont les stratégies et actions à mener pour mieux faire partager avec les autres sur l'évolution de la gouvernance de l'Internet;
109 The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace – the year after.
We have to discuss expectations and results. The viability of international initiatives on cyber security. It is crucially to understand the sequence of States activities - signing such documents, creation of tools and the next steps of implementation, including the preparation of a legal framework for promised changes.
112 The unified global Internet governance. Achievable?
We are talking about global Internet governance, but each country is concerned about the cybersecurity of the local network space, enacting its own laws, can violating and de-fragmenting the Internet. The sovereignty of the Internet is equal to the sovereignty of each State. Global community can make recommendations, but can`t influence from the outside.

Governments are making motions, as could be seen in Paris, for IG activities to be focused around them. How can we ensure a meaningful place at the discussion table for all stakeholders moving ahead?
Distribution of Rooms to Workshops needs to be thought about in a much deeper manner. Last year, the amount of mismatch between room size and audience was higher than ever, and it was all too common to observe dozens of people left out of discussions that interested them, while some sessions that had famous speakers but low interest left dozens of seats empty.
Including ordinary citizens' into Internet governance: How to extend the discussion beyond the usual suspects.
Who should be allowed to decide on the rules and the design of the internet with regard to a.o. openness, equal access, privacy and control?
How can a compromise be found between opposing interests about how open, commercial or government-controlled the internet should be and what could this compromise look like? How can attempts at more control, surveillance and fragmentation from individual actors be constrained without interfering with legitimate interests such as crime detection? Which conflicts arise around topics like business models, net neutrality, censorship and government surveillance and how can they be settled?
Which political questions are following from current technical developments and decisions?
What is the influence of encryption, development of DNS, the growth of mobile communications, software-defined networking and machine-to-machine communication on the development of the internet? How does these technical developments affect (global and regional) internet governance?
(compare/contrast with issue ID 106 "...on how normative rules affect technical standards")
How can we improve the access of SMEs and the startup community to the IGF and its platforms?
Tangible outcomes – exploring tangible outcomes resulting from the IGF platform facilitating multistakeholder partnerships, policy inputs and other positive outcomes beyond confines of the IGF itself
What should be the role of multi-stakeholderism in driving towards the policy and regulatory decisions made by national authorities?
Category: Gender & Youth
ID Proposed Issue Comment
I would like to see an action towards the implementation of the action plan to end illegal migration and to foster youth entrepreneurship development
without the full participation of women and youth in our national development AGEMSDA, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WILL FIND IT DIFFICULT TO PROGRESS
I hope we talk about the international migration and racisme in the North African countries
Youth's engagement in policy making and implementation. Encouraging gender sensitivity and involvement in the forum, to heareplace from all genders what they have to say.
Child protection on the use of Internet and how best they can be educated on how to spot cyber attacks.
45 I would like to see more attention for gender issues and youth involvement
46 I would like to see more attention for gender issues and youth involvement
I'm hoping for more youth participation and they can attend & experience IGF 'cause the youths are the future leaders & it's just right that they get to join discussions on Internet-related issues.
How important is the participation of youth in the political life of the country?
77 knowledge learning no
92 Mejor conectividad y económica de internet
Esta iniciativa de la ONU es excelente.
Children's rights (UN-CRC) in the digital world: How can child protection, participation and provision be balanced? How may child protection be addressed by child participation?
116 Women's rights, gender equality
Category: Human Rights
ID Proposed Issue Comment
16 Fithing internet shutdown in Africa under dictatorial gouvernement
After success of 2 session about refugees during IGF2018 we still need keep this issue on the agenda as there are many related topics still not covered.
I suggest that refugee rights be one of main theme not sub-theme. that to the proposals of workshops be more specific and focused on this topic.if this suggest approved, we could bout sub-themes under it. i am ready discuss the idea in details.
Protecting Children from Online Sexual exploitation

Children and young people are facing online exploitation. We believe that all stakeholders involved in child welfare need to address this growing challenge through a collaborative approach. It is vital at this point of time to explore future-proof and technical solutions to ensure that Internet safety initiatives and laws remain in step with the pace of technology change
human rights protection online. It argues that international law provides sufficient background to identify the limits of states’ obligations to protect human rights in cyberspace.
35 human rights education and youth-led educational institutions role
I would like to present my paper on local community based educational institutions in inclusive sustainable development
Private companies/intermediaries have become essential in providing spaces for online communication. These national approaches to state regulation of intermediaries should be compared and discussed.
Progressively states have regulated these spaces with a heavier hand (see the NetzDG). Discussion should take place in light of international standards, such as the 2018 Council of Europe Recommendation with a view to developing a best practice toolbox. Examples of these laws include the German NetzDG.
Obligation of States to protect and fulfill the right of access to internet as a civil, political, economic and cultural right, both for the individual and the community as a whole.
87 Bioethics of cybersecurity Bioethics of cybersecurity Andrés artifici intelligence
Desarrollar programas de seguridad y algoritmos que protejan a los niños del planeta de ataques de ciber-delicuentes (pedófilos, trata de personas, fraudes informáticos, secuestros, etc)
Proteger los derechos humanos de los niños de los peligros de la red.
Ethics of human brainwave record retention use and disposal. .doestrogen current best practice..suffice?
GDPR, privacy, intellectual property , communications, visual , tactile, transparent, as associated buzz words
I want to see the reduction of Gender Discrimination, human trafficking, religious superstitions.
110 Breaking the concept of "Human Rights" in the digital era.
We think that the Internet and human rights complement their development. However, depending on the governance model of the state or the technical, financial and economic capacity of an area, the Internet now is not a basis for development, but a tool for human rights abuses
Digitization has led to a serious change in children‘s and adolescents environments in recent years. The implementation of Children's Rights has an essential dimension in digital contexts.
Mediatization and digitization has led to a serious change in children's and adolescent environments in recent years. The fact that digital media such as smartphones and tablets as well as the use of the Internet would soon find its way into almost every child's room, but at least into almost every household, was not foreseeable at the time of the resolution of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Nonetheless, Article 17 UN CRC makes it clear that States parties must allow children access to mass media and thus to "information and material from a variety of sources". Children's rights must accordingly come to their full development in the digital world. Moreover, the respect for and implementation of Children's Rights has an essential dimension in digital contexts. At the same time, digitization offers a high potential for realizing to a greater extent the previously unrealized or under-implemented rights of children. This importance is underscored by the fact that the United Nations adopted the drafting of a General Comment on Children's Rights in digital media.
How should we regulate the use of facial recognition by governments and commercial entities to protect privacy and other human rights?
How should we regulate the use of facial recognition by governments and commercial entities to protect privacy and other human rights?
What is the right balance to strike between sourcing data necessary to improve machine learning (and enable the ensuing benefits) and people’s legitimate interest in the protection of personal data?
What role should internet platforms play in defining the standards for acceptable content in the light of freedom of speech? How can we develop globally accepted standards?
Category: Innovation & Economic Issues
ID Proposed Issue Comment
- The governance of government data in cities in LA
- The potential of tech and data in the fight against corruption in LA
- The digital agendas of incoming governments in LA elected in 2018
At the Development Bank of Latin America, CAF, we are working on creating a risk capital investment fund to support emerging gov-tech in LAC through equity investment. We would be interested in finding a space in the IGF 2019 to present this initiative to interested parties and possibly gather a group of interested venture capital funds.
Use of technology in archiving cultural and traditional knowledge - and its subsequent use for economic benefits of their communities, and other organisations
reference to my research project on Cultural Intellectual Property Rights Initiative (
60 We would like to propose the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Internet n/a
What measures can be taken in a multistakeholder point of view in topics such as Digital gap and education in developing countries.
The results of the digital revolution are the transformation of the labor market. Digitization does not destroy labor market, but help to walk it to the new level of quality

We must to count a negative experience, but we have to know about positive changes. To do this, we can collect the "cases" of the best stories in countries, where digitalization gives new opportunities and take these stories as an experience of success.
Effective local governance is one of the most important ingredients for meeting SDGs. How will internet governance meet the requirements of local governance?
Our research has found one prominent difference between the developed and developing economies is the presence or absence of effective local governance. One hypothesis is that the internet along with Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Ledger Technologies are a answer to create a regime for local governance or at least provide a platform for an effect system of local governance. The concern is what are the protocols, design and security issues that can come up with such a regime.
The said research is closely associated with on the ground implementation and status of Sustainable Development Goals. Various research including ours find that on the ground situation particularly for developing economies has a severe disconnect with the global and national policy and governance regimes. However our hypothesis is that, an appropriate cybernetic structure can severely hasten the process of forming an effective local governance regime in developing economies. Our current research is to test a few AI and DLT ready cybernetic solutions across various localities in urban areas in the developing world.
SDGs – what progress has been made and still needs to be made to achieve the SDGs? And how can technology and the Internet contribute?
How should we respond to concerns that AI and increasing automation will replace human labor?
How should we equip the workforce with skills necessary to take advantage of new employment opportunities that will result from digital transformation?
How can regulators support last-mile connectivity and enable an environment that fosters sustainable and scalable economic growth and address the SDGs?
Category: Media & Content
ID Proposed Issue Comment
Disinformed news and Social Media: Disinformed news may seem new, but the only new thing about it is the platform used.
Disinformation news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via news media or online social media. Social media is widely used for carrying out this propaganda. Therefore we urgently need to aware the social media users on reliability, ethical and relevancy of content disseminated through social media. Furthermore, we should aware them about the trustworthiness of content which is produced and spread by friends on their social media circle.
30 disinformation online and offline
Promote the role of the Creators on the internet to affirm The Internet values of trust, authenticity, and innovation for better future of the young generation. Eliminate fear to be online.
Individual Creators online such as artists, photographers, art designers, writers online, discoverers, does and makers online do not have their own organizations or chapters. The ongoing talk focusing on the negativity on the web is damaging to Creators online and to The Internet as a whole. IGF should do better in affirming The Internet through Creators online.
66 Media sustainability & economic viability in the digital age.
This topic builds on an issue paper on media development and Internet governance GFMD along with our members and partners launched at IGF 2018 ( It includes how the topic relates to (1) market vs. content regulation; (2) algorithmic transparency; (3) platform monopolisation of data & advertising revenue; and (4) how the digital economy's underlying mechanisms enable the manipulation of online spaces & the proliferation of dis/misinformation.
I suggest the discussion of an emerging and innovative design principle for social media: serendipity, that has the potential to prevent the threats of filter bubbles and echo chambers.
Serendipity is the experience depending on both environmental conditions and individual capability to accidentally encounter meaningful and unexpected information that may help to solve a problem, make discover a novel idea, interest, or even change a belief. It is indeed a fundamental experience of social reality which occurs in all realms of human life, most notably in science. It embraces values such as curiosity, re-search, discovery, progress and identity development. Even if serendipity is often an implicit design goal, in some cases other values may be privileged. Serendipity is not only a by-product of the information environment but it can be limited and facilitated by design. Therefore, it should be taken into consideration in the design process, especially for political news consumption in social network sites and video sharing platforms. There is in fact an increasing recognition that design for serendipity has the potential to prevent the threats of filter bubbles and echo chambers (Zuckerman, 2013; Sunstein, 2017; McCay-Peet and Toms 2017; Reviglio, 2019)

More specifically, the pursuit for serendipity eventually translates into four major goals; on the one hand, to design serendipity into recommender systems to (1) provide (pseudo)random content, (2) provide content that intersect users’ profile, so that a user might discover new ideas and interests, outside one’s filter bubble, and (3) provide content that is politically and ethically challenging (that is, diverse viewpoints and worldviews), eventually resulting in serendipitous encounters (belief change), in order to minimize the effects of echo chambers. On the other hand, it is intended, more generally, as (4) to cultivate serendipity by design, i.e. throughout empowering tools to randomize, control and be aware of the production and consumption of information.

The main consequences are the following: 1. Designing for serendipity implies the control (or the halting) of the emerging hyper-personalization of online content, especially in social media and news consumption. 2. Designing for serendipity involves democratic principles such as being exposed to challenging and alternatives perspectives. As a consequence, it helps to balance personalization, generalization (public issues) and even (pseudo)randomization (chance encounters). 3. Serendipity can help to enrich our conception of media diversity as well as strengthen individual rights. Indeed, it encompasses fundamental phases of production and consumption of information: from information filtering to information behaviour. Its design requires content diversification and users’ interactive control of information. Thus, explicit personalization is particularly strengthened, thus users' autonomy. 4. Serendipity also embraces certain values that can represent future educational goals. Not only its design generally sustains creativity and innovation but its teaching helps to stimulate proactive information seeking, inter-disciplinary skills and enrich our algorithmic imaginary. 5. Even if huge challenges as a design principle persist in reality, as an ethical horizon serendipity can fruitfully inform and inspire designers, educators and users.

I argue that it is important to introduce in the public discussion this emerging principle of the infosphere and, eventually, formalize it in international reports. Ultimately, it may be identified as an innovative media design principle able to empower users to play with algorithms in order to encounter serendipitous information at will and, to some extent, disrupt the algorithmic black-box paradigm.

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Where is the middle ground between increasing demands for proactive content policing by digital platforms and the necessary neutrality and legal certainty for platforms?
Category: Technical & Operational Issues
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10 Participants who participants Completely Finished the Programme
33 I hope to see geographic information system based online service in Afghanistan
There is a need for a safer Internet. Solutions are not implemented, e.g. DNSSEC & BGPsec/RPKI. What stops voluntary industry implementation? Which stakeholders need to learn about these options?
This suggestion is an outcome from Workshop #40 2018 on Internet megatrends and a recommendation of an NLIGF session in October 2018 on RKPI implementation or better lack thereof.
I want to Increase my Business Fieldsand want to Developed Eco Friendly Technologies by produced various Product.
Recently I need to get a fund for my business
The migration from the IPv4 based internet to the IPv6 based internet is still to slow. Some countries even didn't start.
Also the progress within some countries is very different.
124 Why DNS infrastructure is a key asset of the future smart places.
Our digital communication is largely based on the DNS (Domain-Name-System). Although being a critical infrastructure, the DNS has not really reached the political discussion. The issue is about how to sensitise and secure international and multi-stakeholder attention for the DNS as neccessary infrastructure for the digitalisation of smart places in the 21. century.
Category: Other
ID Proposed Issue Comment
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Detox family from internet addiction ( Traditional Non Connected Home ) which is related to Human and Social Dimension of the Internet.
Digital growth affects us all, yet many remain out¬side of current debates ( people with disabilities, youth, and the elderly).

Evolving the impact and integration of IGF's discussions into other fora - at ] UN agencies; regional groups; IOs', and associations/NGOs/Academic institutions
62 have Arab or MENA forum as African IGF Forum
MENA and Arab countries has to have a special slots to discuss issues related specifically to their regions , or have 4 regional sessions 1 for Africa 1 for MENA, 1 for Europe 1 for America (North and South )and 1 for Asia Pacific
Addiction to screens is a major issue with a deep impact on our relations as humans earth protection and the way we forge our opinion.

Lower screen consumption would have benefits on our relationships as humans, notably with children, and on the environment.

Because of the wide range of players involved (citizens, device makers, services providers), the IGF is the forum where to address such issue.
1.Educating the rural child who are deprived of education.
2.Enhanching the digitalize education for the rural people.
94 To update in cyber security and management skills
95 Promote the use of renewable energies for web hosting providers
The servers need energy, so it is advisable to find out which suppliers provide us hosting that uses renewable energy. The more demand for this type of servers, the more aware the suppliers will become of the need to use renewable energies.
Train data controllers/analysts to exercise good judgement,ethics,compassion. Fakenews,look for gaps, give benefit of the doubt. Public must be educated in these manners .

Online no charge ethics and rational thought training for development of good judgement
Piloting process of Global Citizens' Debate on the Future of internet (12 countries) showed that citizens' are highly concerned by the question of ADDICTION. This topic is not treated properly at IGF.
Final results of the piloting are due by mid February and will be made public. A first presentation could be done during MAG Meeting in Geneva.

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