This is a follow up to the "Enhancing Transparency in Internet Governance" workshop at IGF 2010 [http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=WSProposals2010View&wspid=88], and further explores the issues identified in that workshop.
This workshop will explore where and how Internet Governance decisions
are currently taken. What are the relevant fora and decision-making
bodies? In what topic areas do they make decisions and with what
kinds of impacts?
This workshop will bring together different perspectives (government, industry, technical coordinators and users) to shed light on and discuss the inevitable challenge of embracing the IPv6 era.
Specific topics of discussion will include:
- IPv6: What's Next?
- The nature and status of the transition process
- Co-existence: managing IPv4 and IPv6 in your network
- Transition technologies
- Effective strategies for IPv6 capacity building
- Remaining obstructions to IPv6 deployment
Please provide a concise description of the proposed workshop.
In light of the impact of social media and other Internet tools in recent events in the Middle East and Africa, there is need to dialog on the lessons learned, and how the digital technologies, and the Internet in particular, are emerging as important tools for political change, and not just commerce, communications, and information exchange.
This proposed workshop, “Use of Digital Technologies for Civic Engagement and Political Change: Lessons Learned and Way Forward,” addresses the main theme of the
Cyberattacks have been increasing both in number and ferocity.
Top-level domains are particularly at risk because of the breadth of
the consequences when failures or service degradations occur. When
a country code top-level domain is attacked, both its economy and
its citizens are at risk.
Network Neutrality (NN) has been one of the hottest Internet public policy issues in many countries, over the last year; US's Federal Communications Commission came out with NN guidelines that built over an agreement between two principal corporate players in the area, EU has bene conducting a pulbic hearing on the issue, French telecom regulatory authority have come out with a set of NN proposals and recommendations, Brazil a drafting a new civil rights framework for the Internet of which NN is an important issue.
The Internet has now been in existence for several decades and provided a wide range of benefits to individuals, states and the global community as a whole. However, as its use grows, so do the risks it presents to children and young people, who are more vulnerable to ill-intentioned third parties. Many children and young people already spend large amounts of time in the online environment, and not as mere passive observes but as active participants. Children interact with others, plan activities, play games, shop and consume, and contribute content all online.
ICTs are becoming increasingly central to commerce, economic development, expression, civic participation, and personal identity. ICTs can empower users to speak, organize around issues of common concern, and access the world’s information. However, the technology companies that provide the conduits and platforms for user activity can find themselves under pressure to take actions that restrict the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users.