Session: Exporting the Internet: Human Rights and Technology

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
The proposed workshop will bring together stakeholders from academia, civil society, government and private sector representatives to discuss how internet technology is exported and how this affects human rights. While it has become common knowledge that surveillance and censorship technologies are often exported, the extent to which this is taking place has only recently become apparent with public reports on censorship and surveillance technologies by NokiaSiemens being used in Iran, by Ericsson in Belarus, by SmartFilter in Tunisia and by Narus in Egypt all suggesting substantial human rights implications.

In response to these concerns the Global Network Initiative in the U.S. has taken the lead in providing a self-regulatory framework to respond to these concerns. In Europe the European Parliament and several European governments have expressed a desire to regulate these technologies. This workshop will discuss both what we know about the export of internet technology and how this impacts human rights. It will include presentations on the extent and scope of technology transfer, the ethical dimensions of technology export, possible (self-)regulatory responses and remedies within existing human rights frameworks.

Workshop Agenda

1. Introductory Round for Panelists

2. Multistakeholder positions Human Rights and Technology
a. Meryem Marzouki, CNRS & EDRI
b. Lionel Veer, Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights
c. Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation (remote)
d. Martin Fleischer, German Foreign Ministry
e. Monique Doppert, Hivos

3. Brief Interventions from the Audience

4. Developing appropriate policy responses
a. Marietje Schaake, European Parliament (remote)
b. Ben Wagner, European University Institute
c. Moez Chakchouk, Agence Tunisienne d'Internet
d. Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation (remote)
e. Dr. Elif Küzeci, Bahçeşehir University, Turkey
f. Luca Belli, Better ICT Society

5. Opening the debate: discussing solutions on how to move forward on human rights aspects of technology export

6. Wrap up and conclusion

From twitter...


DamnThaSOPAMan (DamnThaMan)

Domain name seizures: The end of the dot com dominance? http://t.co/jJbGcF00 #in #icann #igf11 #cdntech #c30 #sop... cc @lamarsmithtx21

2 years 8 weeks ago

humanrightsSEA (weluvhumanrights)

RT @SamGregory: . @MarietjeD66 contributed to recent @witnessorg rpt on freedom of expression + technology, policy intro: http://t.co/9sxezM5G #igf11 #77

2 years 28 weeks ago

ggeoapos (GeorgeApostolopoulos)

RT @SamGregory: Technology moves fast, policy slow - it's why we should have human rights impact assessments during tech RND @MarietjeD66 #igf11 #77

2 years 29 weeks ago

ekapros (Evangelos Kapros)

RT @asteris: #igf11 #77 Moez Chakchouk, ITI talks abt Ammar 404 (Ben Ali's censorship), "now transforming the agency". orly? http://t.co/vNO4WIFd

2 years 29 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

Panels #160 #77 #95 very important so far, hope we'll get transcripts w. remote participants input, not audible in livestream #igf11

2 years 29 weeks ago

MarietjeD66 (Marietje Schaake)

RT @SamGregory: . @MarietjeD66 contributed to recent @witnessorg rpt on freedom of expression + technology, policy intro: http://t.co/9sxezM5G #igf11 #77

2 years 29 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @SamGregory: . @MarietjeD66 contributed to recent @witnessorg rpt on freedom of expression + technology, policy intro: http://t.co/9sxezM5G #igf11 #77

2 years 29 weeks ago

SamGregory (Sam Gregory)

. @MarietjeD66 contributed to recent @witnessorg rpt on freedom of expression + technology, policy intro: http://t.co/9sxezM5G #igf11 #77

2 years 29 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

#igf11 #77 Egad, more on Tottenham riots 'social media delinquency'; "UK govt never shut down services" but subpoenaed logs & chats?

2 years 29 weeks ago

LeFlaneur_ (LeFlaneur)

RT @SamGregory: Technology moves fast, policy slow - it's why we should have human rights impact assessments during tech RND @MarietjeD66 #igf11 #77

2 years 29 weeks ago