Live from second day of FOC 2015

2015-05-05 09:53 GMT+8

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16:08 2017-08-25

Ron Deibert, Citizen Lab said: "Central problem we will be facing over time is the true identification of an individual. Humans can be all over the Internet at the same time. The motion of the individuals is hard to calculate with the mathematical approach. The motion of the individuals is hard to calculate with the mathematical approach. From the point of an individual it is important to differentiate between one's legal identity and who you are online. There should be something similar to physical ID card that will identify the individuals but at the same time do not giving out private information. Trust is the essential of the privacy online. One should have a trust that the privacy is secured when you are dealing with a machine and there is no one else behind the machine influencing the data or the transaction."

16:08 2017-08-25

Parallel sessions has started.

Session on "ONLINE FREEDOM AND PRINCIPLES OF BASIC INSTITUTIONS OF THE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IN MONGOLIA" has started at Side Room 1. This session will investigate the Mongolian current legal system and government structure’s policy and perspective towards online freedom in Mongolia.

Speakers: Battuya Tserenkhuu, Tsahim Urtuu Holboo NGO

Galbaatar Lkhagvasuren

Nomingerel Khuyag, Silk Road Foundation

Session on "REGIONAL CHALLENGES TO “BEST PRACTICE”: THE CASE OF THE SCO" has started at Side Room 2.

Moderator: Sarah McKune, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

Speakers: Irina Borogan,

Description: The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has a well-developed normative framework regarding regional security cooperation and the “three evils” -- terrorism, separatism, and extremism. It also has a track record of structuring security cooperation among its member states in a manner that undermines internationally-recognized human rights (e.g.,extradition practices). In recent years the SCO has focused on the Internet as a source of threat. The potential of practices that curtail online freedom in the name of security to spread and be strengthened is significant, as additional states clamor to join the SCO in member or observer capacity (e.g., Syria). The workshop will address questions including:

  • How are Russian and Chinese government cyber security policies integrated regionally?
  • What are the features of SCO cybersecurity cooperation and the rights risks they present?
  • Is the topic of cybersecurity most “at home” in regional fora, given divergence of state approaches globally?
  • Do regional cybersecurity initiatives affect dynamics at the international level or challenge accepted international principles?
  • What can the FOC learn from regional bodies such as the SCO regarding questions of cyber norm-building and rights impact, and how can the FOC influence such bodies?

Session on "CONNECTING REMOTE COMMUNITIES WITH UNLICENSED SPECTRUM" has started at Side Room 3. The roundtable will discuss and debate cost-effective solutions of wireless network technology and how wireless spectrum has emerged as a viable, cost-effective alternative way to connect remote and unconnected regions within the global information highway. The Session stakeholders will discuss policy hurdles in their respective countries and draw from DEF’s own experience in India.

Moderator: Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Speakers: Frerieke van Bree, Digital Defenders Partnership

Brett Solomon, Access

Mallory Knodel, APC

Noelle Francesca De Guzman, Internet Society

Chris Riley, Mozilla

Session on "FOC WORKING GROUP 2 OPEN SESSION" has started at Side Room 4. Many countries are looking for guidance on how to implement rule of law-based legislative frameworks that can deal with emerging challenges on the Internet while at the same time respecting human rights, and maximizing the impact of the Internet for social and economic development. Though there is broad consensus that the rule of law should apply online as well as offline, the application of specific rule of law principles requires clarification and adaptation to the landscape of digital development. This workshop will explore the importance of rule of law principles in the digital environment with a particular emphasis on freedom of expression, privacy and data protection. The session will also reach out to participants for feedback on the suggested WG2 outputs and policy areas.

Organizer: Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Swedish Folke Bernadotte Academy

Speakers: Carl Fredrik Wettermark, Sweden MFA

Dominique Gorska, Folke Bernadotte Academy

Katrin Nyman-Metcalf, Tallinn University of Technology

James Losey, University of Stockholm

16:08 2017-08-25

Mart Laanemäe, Undersecretary for Europe and Transatlantic Relations, Estonia MFA said: "We are going through the most profound changes lately. Information that we considered to be private are now shared. We are turning the digital world from inside out. This is the profound transformation."

16:08 2017-08-25

Session on "FUTURE PLENARY: FUTURE INTERNET TRENDS" has finished and open discussion has started.

16:08 2017-08-25

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Second day of FOC 2015 has started.


Description: The future of the internet is mobile and with the challenge of reaching the next three billion users, there will be a wave of new technical development – from the use of balloons and civilian drones, to artificial intelligence, robotics, wearable technology, the Internet of Things. How do these developments impact on internet freedom and are we prepared for the scale of disruption and change to come? How will the policy challenges of privacy, openness, access and cybersecurity/security be met?

Moderator: Matthew Shears, CDT

Speakers: Chris Riley, Mozilla Foundation

Rebecca MacKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights

Mart Laanemäe, Undersecretary for Europe and Transatlantic Relations, Estonia MFA

Chris Painter, Cyber Coordinator, U.S. Department of State

Ron Deibert, Citizen Lab

Chris Riley, Mozilla Foundation  said: "Policy today will be more significant in the future. Privacy is one of the fundamental principles for Mozilla. Privacy should be a thoughtful principle,  not just the collection of all the data and stored for the use for later as it is today. Another angle is openness. Disruption can be good or bad. Open Internet is the cause of the change in the Internet and our lives. Controlling the bad disruptions is to become good governance. We need to think about privacy security and openness."

Rebecca MacKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights said: "I agree that the state of thinking of the governance that the Internet evolves. As we move forward, we have the problem of adequately taking holistically the particular jurisdiction to regulate the Internet users all around the world. States are having limited regulations that are already mismatches towards what we are moving forward. Impact assessment on the regulations and policies and laws on the Internet is not being done. We are bringing into discussion companies to have the human rights impact assessments in their operations, but there are many other companies in different sectors. As we move into the Internet of things and artificial technologies we need to run those human rights comprehensive impact assessments. This is important and the public has to be informed how their rights are secured how the transparency works. Public information and education and global accountability mechanisms are important to secure and protect the privacy and freedom of expression and openness."

16:08 2017-08-25

Parallel sessions has finished.

CLOSING PLENARY has started.

Moderator: D Jargalsaikhan, Chair, Silk Road Foundation

Speakers: H.E. Zandaakhuu ENKHBOLD, Speaker of Parliament, Mongolia

Virgilio Fernandes Almeida, Secretary for InformationTechnology Policy, Brazil

Richard Arbeiter D G, Freedom and Human Rights Bureau, Canada MFA

Nina Nordström, Director Human Rights Policy, Finland MFA

16:08 2017-08-25

Chris Painter, Cyber Coordinator, U.S. Department of State said: "Our general strategy is to have open and secure interner environment with the collaboration of the modern devices. There are many challenges faced with the elaboration of the devices besides all the advantages we enjoy."

16:08 2017-08-25

Z.Enkhbold, Speaker of Parliament, Mongolia delivered closing speech.

He expressed his delight to be hosting this FOC event in Mongolia and said: "Conference participants engaged in expansive discussions on the internet policy making for promoting online freedom touching issues of human rights, security and transparency."

For the full speech please see the video below.


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