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1 Internet Privacy, Cybersecurity and Governance Issues CMBD Webinar 4 March 2014

2 Webinar Overview Recent developments and contributing causes of current interest Calendar of major events in 2014 Major groups of particular interest

3 Recent Developments Scandals of electronic surveillance by NSA and collaboration with private sector Internet services Cybercrimes and consumer security concerns (Target, etc) Divisiveness at World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) Dec 2012

4 Calendar of major events in April: NETMundial, Global Multi-Stakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, Sao Paulo May: Commission on Science and Technology for Development, Geneva June: WSIS Forum and WSIS+10 High Level Event, Geneva June: High Level GAC, ICANN, London July: UN Economic and Social Council, New York 2-5 Sept: Internet Governance Forum 2014, Istanbul Sept: UN General Assembly High-Level Summits, NYC 8-26 Sept: 27 th Session of Human Rights Council with special panel on Internet privacy (building on HR Res 20/8) 20 Oct-7Nov: ITU Plenipotentiary, Busan, South Korea

5 CSTD Enhanced Cooperation Working Group Last met 24 to 28 February 2014 and report going to CSTD in May – no consensus reached – Russian versus Japanese proposals on Internet governance – Tunis Agenda, public policy issues and mechanisms, role of stakeholders – Developing country perspective – Barriers to accessing Internet Extra session set for early May

6 NETMundial in Sao Paulo, Brazil April 2014 Brazil shift from inter-governmental to multi- stakeholder preference Contributions on Internet Governance Principles and Roadmap for the Further Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem Source:

7 NETMundial Preparations The High-Level Multistakeholder Committee – Chaired by the Brazilian Minister of Communications, Mr. Paulo Bernardo Silva – Responsible for the overall strategy of the meeting and – Fostering the involvement of the international community – Ministerial-level representation from twelve governments; – Twelve members of the multistakeholder community (3 from civil society, 3 from the private sector, 3 from academia and 3 from the technical community); and – Two representatives from International Organizations to be appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations.

8 High-Level Multistakeholder Committee 12 countries as co-hosts Argentina Brazil France Ghana Germany India (Plus the EU) Indonesia South Africa South Korea Tunisia Turkey United States of America

9 High-Level Multistakeholder Committee 12 community reps Civil Society: Jovan Kurbalija Stephanie Perrin Louis Pouzin Private Sector: Joe Alhadeff Christoph Steck Jimson Olufuye Academia: Jeanette Hofmann David Johnson Derrick Cogburn Technical Community: Kathy Brown Tarek Kamel Mathieu Weill

10 International Organizations Appointed by Secretary-General: Hamadoun Touré – ITU/United Nations Wu Hongbo – DESA/United Nations

11 Executive Multistakeholder Committee (17 Members) 8 Brazilian Members appointed by Technical Community: Demi Getschko – co-chair Academia– Flávio Wagner Government – Maximiliano Martinhão and Benedicto Fonseca Civil Society – Carlos Afonso and Percival Henriques Private Sector – Cassio Vecchiatti and Henrique Faulhaber

12 Executive Multistakeholder Committee (17 Members) 9 representatives from Global Multistakeholder Community Technical Community – Raul Echeberria (co-chair) and Akinori Maemura Academia – Dongman Lee and Matthias Kettemann Civil Society – Adam Peake and Mariel Maciel Private Sector – Zahid Jamil and TBD UNDESA – Thomas Gass

13 Role of the European Commission EU Proposal: Internet Policy and Governance – Europes role in shaping the future of Internet governance Adopted by the European Commission on 12 February 2014 First comprehensive position paper by a governmental stakeholder with a vision on the future of Internet governance. Support for the evolution of the current multistakeholder Internet governance model. Transparency, inclusiveness and balance as well as accountability as key principles Support of a single, open, unfragmented network, the support of the implementation of open standards by the European Internet industry and the involvement of the European Internet industry in the development of open Internet standards.

14 US Position President Obama announced a new initiative – February 2014 International norms on how to manage and promote the free flow of information consistent with both privacy and security John Podesta leading role with the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Possibility of regulation of consumer information by business as well as regulation of governmental electronic surveillance¨

15 Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms Partners are Annenberg Foundation, World Economic Forum and ICANN Key participants include Vincent Cerf (Google), William Drake, Nitin Desai, Fadi Chehadé (ICANN), Kathy Brown (ISOC), Frank La Rue, Anriette Esterhuysen and President of Estonia High-level draft report for Brazil conference on 10 March and final report issued on 10 May Source:

16 Global Network Initiative Freedom of expression, privacy, responsible company decision making, ms collaboration, governance, accountability and transparency GNI private sector members include Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook and Evoca Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, Center for Democracy and Technology and Committee to Protect Journalists

17 Internet Society (ISOC) a proposal that should enable the IGF to produce more tangible outcomes, improve the quality and format of IGF outcomes to enhance its impact on global Internet governance and policy. rebuild trust in the Internet through ethical data handling, data protection and a right to privacy as essential building blocks in restoring online trust.

18 Global Commission on Internet Governance Two-year project launched at WEF on 22 January 2014 Carl Bildt, Swedish Foreign Minister is chair with a large panel of eminent persons Supported by Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House Objectives: – Enhancing governance legitimacy – Stimulating innovation – Ensuring human rights online – Avoiding systemic risks

19 ICC Commission on the Digital Economy Internet and Telecommunications Task Force Privacy and Personal Data Protection Task Force Security and Authentication Task Force

20 Other civil society groups of note Diplo Foundation – Geneva Internet Platform Center for Democracy and Technology Internet Governance Project Assosciation for Progressive Communications

21 Consent of the Networked MacKinnon's first book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom (ISBN ), was published by Basic Books in January In an interview, she said that she argues in the book (among other things) that: [12]Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet FreedomISBN Basic Books [12] We cannot assume that the Internet will evolve automatically in a direction that is going to be compatible with democracy. It depends on how the technology is structured, governed, and used. Governments and corporations are working actively to shape the Internet to fit their own needs. The most insidious situations arise when both government and corporations combine their efforts to exercise power over the same people at the same time, in largely unconstrained and unaccountable ways. This is why I argue that if we the people do not wake up and fight for the protection of our own rights and interests on the Internet, we should not be surprised to wake up one day to find that they have been programmed, legislated, and sold away.

22 Thank you Katherine Hagen Council for Multilateral Business Diplomacy

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