OECD 2008 Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy
citizens, consumers and workers
Coex, Grand Ballroom 101, 102
- The Public Voice Coalition (TPV)
- OECD Civil Society Reference Group
- The Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC)
- The Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
- Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)
- Consumers Korea
- European Digital Rights Initiative (EDRI)
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
- The Internet Governance Project (IGP)
- Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD)
This forum will address the issues of utmost importance to the people for the benefit of whom the internet economy exists. Prominent advocates from the academic, consumer, development, digital rights, labour, and privacy communities will seek to engage government delegates on topics of relevance to the Ministerial, as well as issues of fundamental concern to their most important constituency.
The forum consists of interactive policy roundtables, covering the future of the Internet from 5 perspectives: the Human and political dimension; Towards a better future – Decent work, social justice and sustainable development in a global internet economy; Fuelling creativity and access to knowledge (A2K); Ensuring consumer and privacy protection and benefitting from convergence.
- Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (USA)
- Dong Won Suh, Vice President Fair Trade Commission (Korea)
- Roland Schneider, Trade Union Advisory Committee (Germany)
- Jaiok Kim, President Consumers Korea (Korea)
This roundtable will discuss the human and political dimensions of the future of the Internet economy. 60 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, human rights standards such as human and social development, fundamental freedoms, democracy, equitable participation and non-discrimination, and the rule of law, remain the universal measures for progress and development. This panel will explore how these issues are at stake in the Internet economy.
- YK Chang, Korean Progressive Network (Korea) (pdf)
- David A. Gross, Ambassador, US Department of State (USA)
- Michael Gurstein, Executive Director, Center for Community Informatics Research Training Development (Canada) (pdf)
- Parminder Jeet Singh, Director Research, IT for Change (India) (pdf)
- Laura Neuman, Assistant Director for the Americas Program, The Carter Center (USA) (pdf)
How best ensuring full social benefit from convergence and innovation brought by the development of the Internet economy? This question will be at the center of this roundtable discussion. It will examine how the need for full interoperability through open standards may best be satisfied. It will explore the network neutrality concept and applications. It will also discuss the issue of software licensing models.
Chair: Sherwin Siy, Staff Attorney and Director of the Global Knowledge Initiative, Public Knowledge (USA)Panelists:
- Eric Brousseau, Professor of Economics, University of Paris X (France) (pdf)
- Adam Peake, Center for Global Communications, University of Japan (UK/Japan) (pdf)
- Keith Besgrove, Chief General Manager, Information Economy Division, DCITA Chair, OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy - WPISP (Australia) (pdf)
- Eung-Hwi Chun, PeaceNet (South Korea) (pdf)
- William Drake, Director of the Project on the Information Revolution and Global Governance, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland) (pdf)
- Fouad Bajwa, Gerry Morgan Foundation (Canada/Pakistán)
- GigaNet Lunch Session (12:30 pm to 13:30 pm).
This roundtable will discuss the how the Internet reshapes business organization, employment relations and work through global knowledge sharing, creation and utilization. Moreover, it will discuss policies required to address the challenges brought about by global production networks and the transformation of work and promoting decent work, equity, social justice and sustainable development.
Chair: Dr. Werner Kamppeter, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Korea Cooperation Office, (Korea)
global market capitalism and virtual solidarity: Trade unions in the
- The Internet, global production networks, workers insecurity and workers rights – the Korean experience
- Making a global goal a national reality - Policies, strategies and practices for decent work and sustainable development
This roundtable will discuss the promotion of access to knowledge and the preservation of the public domain. It will identify the necessary conditions for the development of the Internet economy to respect and achieve these needs. Impacts of these issues on fundamental freedoms and cultural diversity will also be explored.
Chair: James Love, Director, Knowledge Ecology International (USA)Panelists:
- Gwen Hinze, International Policy Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation (USA)
- Carolina Rossini, Coordinator of IP and ICTs Program, DiploFoundation (Brazil)
- Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant, Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
- Jisuk Woo, Assistant Professor, Seoul National University (Korea).
- Urs Gasser, Berkman Faculty Fellow and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
In addressing consumer and privacy protection, and the need to build consumer confidence, this roundtable will address the most direct stakes of the development of the Internet economy. Fair commercial practices, network security and the prevention of frauds, privacy and data protection, will be at the heart of the discussions. Considering the emergence of social networks and other web 2.0 software, panelists will also explore the need for identity management and reputation preservation.
Chair: Philippa Lawson, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (Canada)Panelists:
- Michael Niebel, Head Of Unit Directorate General for the Information Society and the Media (European Commission)
- Masao Horibe, Professor Emeritus at Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
- Jerry Kang, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law (USA/Korea)
- Kim Eun-gui, Cyber University, School of Law, Consumer Korea (South Korea)
- Nigel Waters, Australia Privacy Foundation & Consumers Federation of Australia
This session will focus on pulling together the main themes and will seek to prioritize the key current and emerging social, economic, regulatory and political issues of the Civil Society Participation towards the Ministerial.
Chair: Katitza Rodríguez Pereda, Public Voice Coordinator (Perú)Speaker:
- Willemien Bax, Deputy Director General BEUC, The European Consumers´ Organisation, Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (Belgium)
- Sign-up on the OECD 2008 Ministerial Website http://www.oecdministerialseoul2008.org/en/registration/signup.html
- Once you have signed up on the Ministerial website, you will have acces to the Meeting Registration. In the Meeting Registration page http://www.oecdministerialseoul2008.org/en/registration/register.html, you are requiered to fill out a form. All participants must be registered to attend the Ministerial events. The deadline for registration and hotel reservation is May 30.
- Convention and Exhibition
- OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul 2008)
- Find below "The Civil Society & Organized Labor Seoul Declaration".
- [English: Original version] http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/seoul-declaration.pdf
- [Spanish: Translation done by Renata Ávila, Creative Commons-Guatemala http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/seoul-declaration-spanish.pdf]
- [Portuguese: Translation done by Marilia Maciel, DiploFoundation] http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/seoul-declaration-portuguese.pdf
- [Korean Translation done by Byoung-il Oh, Jinbonet] http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/seoul-declaration-korean.pdf
- [Hungarian- Translation done by Inforum] http://einclusion.hu/2008-06-22/civil-tarsadalmi-nyilatkozat-a-szouli-nyilatkozat/
- Signatures of the Civil Society-Organized Labor Seoul Declaration collected "as of June 23, 2008": 87 organizations & 99 individuals. http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/signatures.pdf We are still seeking sign on from individual organizations and the public at large until December 10, 2008. (Before the next OECD-ICCP Meeting). Please send your endorsement to the following email: thepublicvoice (AT) datos-personales (DOT) org.
Contributions to the OECD Ministerial Meeting of 17-18 June 2008 from
Civil Society Participants in the Public Voice Coalition
- The Public Voice Coalition mailing list (Admin katitza (at) datos-personales (dot) org)
- The Public Voice Wiki http://wiki.thepublicvoice.org
- The Public Voice Facebook account http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=16165509212
- The Public Voice YouTube account http://www.youtube.com/user/thepublicvoice
- The Public Voice Twitter account http://twitter.com/thepublicvoice
- Civil Society Participation in the OECD Ministerial Meeting: Act now, Participate online http://www.oecdministerialseoul2008.org/en/live/
- Civil society participation at OECD
- Statement presented by Anriette Esterhuysen of the Association for Progressive Communications at the closing of OECD ministerial conference on the future internet economy, 18 June 2008 http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/closing-remarks.pdf
- The Future of the Internet Economy. OECD Ministerial meeting, Seoul, Korea, 17-18 June 2008
A commentary by Nigel Waters, Australian Privacy Foundation and Consumers Federation of Australia
- Report from Laura Neuman regarding Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action. http://thepublicvoice.org/events/seoul08/Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action.pdf In
July, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter forwarded the Atlanta
Declaration and Plan of Action for the Advancement of the Right to
Information to all heads of state and leaders of the major
international organizations and financial institutions. President
Carter urged these leaders to ensure the right of access to information
and its implementation and enforcement. The Atlanta Declaration
and Plan of Action (please see attached) was the product of the Carter
Center’s International Conference on the Right to Public
Information, held February 27-29, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia. Marc
Rotenberg, Executive Director of EPIC joined the more than 125
participants, representing governments, civil society, international
organizations and financial institutions, private sector, donors and
scholars, from 40 countries whomet to discuss the successes and future
challenges to the establishment of a right of access to information.
The Atlanta Declaration and Plan of Action, serving as a framework for advancing this human right, finds that access to information is fundamental to dignity, equity and peace with justice, and that a lack of access to information disproportionately affects the poor, women and other vulnerable and marginalized societies. The Declaration calls on all states and intergovernmental organizations to enact legislation and instruments for the exercise, full implementation and effective enforcement of this right. It further encourages all stakeholders to take concrete steps to establish, develop, protect and promote the right of access to information. The Declaration is available in Spanish, French, and Chinese.
For additional information related to the conference and materials, please visit the Carter Center’s Access to Information project website at http://www.cartercenter.org/peace/americas/information.html or contact Laura Neuman, Access to Information Project Manager, The Carter Center, at (404) 420-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public Voice Coordinator, OECD Civil Society Reference Group
Meryem Marzouki <marzouki AT ras.eu.org>
OECD Civil Society Reference Group
- Local point of contact, OECD Civil Society - Organized Labour Forum
Consumer Korea, OECD Civil Society Reference Group
Eunsook Moon <moon AT consumerskorea.org>
Strategic Planning Director of Consumers Korea, OECD Civil Society Reference Group