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1 Internet governance for Ukraine Ukraine National IGF Kyiv, 3 and 4 September 2010 Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe Coordinator for Internet governance & Information Society :

2 Messages to retain Internet is (atypical) freedom and global public resource = ours! Important tool for change: democracy, social, economic (nike.com in Ukraine? – WB stats), well-being (EP Resolution)… …citizenship, inclusion, intercultural dialogue = opportunity for government Freedom is Europe’s identity: (right) to connect, access, seek, receive and impart information and ideas (Art 10 ECHR / 400 )…HRs provide a common starting point = obligation and commitment of government but Careful not to over-regulate! Challenges: cybercrime/attacks, personal data (profiling/knowledge), security (terrorism), health, children, racism = international multi- stakeholder cooperation

3 Internet is dialogue based. Top down models of governing will not be successful. Too big for states to manage alone. EuroDIG example. Dialogue is decision shaping (e.g. NZ) What is the best and worst case scenarios for the Internet in Ukraine?

4 Can a single government cope with the numbers??? 1,733,993,741 Internet users worldwide… …420 million Europe 730 million SNS (42 Europe) / 500 million Facebook 1 billion+ requests YouTube per day = is Internet is all about video? 4.4 billion mobile registrations (3G?)

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6 The Business of European Dialogue Geographical and other names of public interest as New TLDs? IPv6 transition – business impact and governance issues Net Neutrality for Europe The protection, provision and participation of children on the Internet Industry needs and European expectations in delivering Internet content – developing new business models vs. individual rights of access/public service value of the Internet? Sovereignty of states, jurisdiction and the role of governments in the global Internet environment Jurisdiction, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, cloud computing EuroDIG 2010 Madrid, Spain April 2010

7 Economic and social cohesion + well-being Promises, promising, broadband future …Internet 2020= freedom…access…democracy…knowledge…innovat ion…competitivity Charter of citizens rights:…employment…consumer rights…quality of life

8 Obligations and commitments “The High Contracting Parties shall secure to everyone within their jurisdiction the rights and freedoms defined in Section I of this Convention (…)” Article 1, ECHR

9 education (ECHR Protocol 1, Article 2) children’s protection (Article 3 and possibly 2 of the ECHR [right to access the Internet?] private life (Article 8 ECHR Convention) Right to security (Art 5 ECHR), Fair trial (Article 6 ECHR) assembly and association (Article 11 ECHR) expression and information regardless of frontiers (Article 10 ECHR) property (ECHR Protocol 1, Article 1) Human rights are a GPS

10 … Internet Freedom (HRC) What freedom to connect, control and manage our identities? (Reykjavik, 2009) New notion of (social) media, internet intermediaries User generated content (ownership?) Public service media governance jurisdiction Online right to reply and effective redress for individuals (control) Internet literacy

11 How will Ukraine address these challenges without dialogue? France (Hadopi)…Turkey (YouTube)…Italy (Google)…Germany (data retention) Private sector advantage - what level of responsibility and buy- in for Ukraine? Erring on the side of freedom over regulation? Privacy and the chilling effect on freedom of expression (tipping point?) Children and the Internet

12 Messages to retain Opportunity, inevitability (Sweden, France, Netherlands etc) Right to (dis) connect (Finland, Spain etc) Internet is global public resource = ours!! Dialogue is inspiration, ‘decision-shaping’ helping decision- making…raising expectations What is the best and worst case scenarios for the Internet in Ukraine – for you to discuss?


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