European actors interested in Internet Governance issues will meet on 14-15 September at the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in preparation of the 4th Internet Governance Forum that will be held in Sharm El Sheikh in November 2009. This Dialogue intends to highlight in particular the specific European approach to the interplay between security, privacy, and openness: "they will not be discussed as concepts that only conflict with each other and therefore need to be balanced; but rather as principles that can be fostered simultaneously and even mutually reinforce each other." The main focus will be put on identifying - based on European experience - situations and solutions that reflect and respond to these issues and challenges."
Privacy and Freedom of Expression will be discussed in the following panels:
Online social media - governance issues from a user perspective:
Freedom of expression with regard to users image, identity and intimacy, as well as their right to reply and other means of redress. Privacy issues: the implications of "profiling". Right to anonymity for users on social networks? What do users expect from providers and from governments? What rules for online social media? How will they develop their own internal rules? How do we manage diverse nationally applicable laws?
Personal and professional privacy: Privacy protection; control over one's personal data; privacy as both a fundamental human right and an essential facilitator for a global economy; privacy as a business competitive advantage; current situation with regard to online privacy, profiling and targeting: widespread practice of collecting information about the activities and interests of users; privacy and human rights at work place, problem of surveillance of employees and work councils; privacy enhancing technologies: minimization on the collection of one's personal information; towards global data protection standards that are legally enforceable.
The Internet of 2020: Future services - future challenges: Services in 2020; challenges to existing non-telecom regulation such as copyright, cross border issues and other kind of non-harmonization of regulation and legislation, including data protection, privacy and other public policy aspects; RFID - internet of things, cloud computing.
Consultation due on December 31, 2009
This is a listing of events which may be useful for civil society to participate, connect and network on issues relating to information and communication technologies and policies.
Participation in the World Summit on the Information Society Internet Governance Caucus »
Washington DC, United States. Internet Governance Forum USA
September 14 - 15
Seoul, South Korea. ICANN No. 36.
October 25 -30, 2009
Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt. United Nations. IV Internet Governance Forum November 15-18, 2009