(No.86) Solutions for enabling cross-border data flows
Security, Privacy and Openness; Access and Diversity
The Internet has revolutionised our ability to communicate and share data beyond national boundaries, thereby facilitating cross-border social and commercial interactions. Enabling cross-border data flows, however, raises a number of important Internet governance policy considerations for a broad range of stakeholders, such as business, intermediaries, users, law enforcement agencies, governments, policymakers and the wider Internet technical community. In this context, the workshop will explore policy issues, from various stakeholder perspectives.
The dynamic panel of experts will provide a wide range of perspectives for this discussion and explore concrete solutions and options for enabling cross-border data flows. This is an important opportunity to raise awareness about the practical and the policy realities raised by these issues. It will also be an opportunity to exchange regarding possible approaches and solutions. This will be an interactive workshop that allows for sharing of concrete issues and experiences.
The following preliminary agenda will be revised to include targeted questions to explore these wide-ranging inter-connected issues with a view to identifying effective solutions and approaches.
- Exploring the policy and governance issues (45 minutes)
Interactive discussion with the panelists
• how to enable data flows in and across different legal environments
• the balance between privacy and free flow of data
• the exercise of human rights across borders, including freedom of expression and opinion
• interoperability, portability and security
• data retention and access to data
• surveillance and opportunistic observation
• business strategies (such as advertising and anonymity; etc)
Interactive discussion with the participants
- Possible approaches and solutions (45 minutes)
Interactive discussion with the panelists and participants
This co-sponsorship of this workshop will be consistent with the multistakeholder principle. The workshop will include representatives from business, governments, the technical community and civil society. Geographic diversity will be represented.
The workshop co-organizers are business, the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) BASIS (Business Action to Support the Information Society) initiative, and the Internet Society (ISOC) representing the Internet technical community/civil society.
Ayesha Hassan/Constance Weise - International Chamber of Commerce - Business
Christine Runnegar - Internet Society - Internet technical community/civil society
At the IGF 2011, ICC BASIS jointly organized two workshops; the ICC BASIS/Government of Kenya workshop report on “Mobile and cloud services for development” was submitted and can be found here: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/components/com_chronocontact/uploads/WSPr...
Secondly, ICC BASIS, in partnership with the Internet Society, organized a workshop on “Improving the IGF: how can we get the most out of IGF improvement processes” available at: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=W...
IGF workshop report 2010:
1) ‘Implications of Cloud Computing’: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=W...
2) ‘Open forum on ICC’s data protection and privacy work and products’: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/content/article/102-transcripts... IGF workshop report 2009: ‘Internet Governance: Economic- Recovery and Growth’: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/index.php/component/chronocontact/?chrono...
IGF workshop report 2008: “Digital convergence beyond technology: socio-economic benefits, SMEs & public policy": http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/2008-igf-hyderabad/event-reports/72-works...
IGF workshop report 2007:
1) “Managing security issues: authentication at the transaction level”: http://www.iccwbo.org/uploadedFiles/BASIS/pages/ICC-BASIS_Workshop_Repor...
2) “Multi-stakeholder Policy Development: lessons from actors engaged in existing institutional processes”: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/rio_reports/WS_27_Short_Report.pdf
IGF workshop report 2006: “Building human and institutional capacity for meaningful participation in Internet governance issues”: http://www.intgovforum.org/Workshop_reports.php
Here are the links to the Internet Society co-organized workshop reports in 2011:
IGF workshop reports 2011: “Copyright under a magnifying glass” (Internet Society/World Intellectual Property Organization): http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/components/com_chronocontact/uploads/WSPr...
“Blocking content: issues, principles and paths forward” (Internet Society/Association for Progressive Communications): http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/components/com_chronocontact/uploads/WSPr...
“The Role of Internet Exchange Points in Creating Internet capacity and Bringing Autonomy to Developing Nations” (Internet Society/OECD): http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=W...
“The Future of the Internet and its impact on the world: A Scenarios Summit” (Internet Society/ICT Strategies/International Institute for Sustainable Development): http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=W...
Meredith A Baker, Senior Vice President, NBCUniversal Government Relations (confirmed)
Danilo Doneda, General Coordinator, Consumer Protection and Defence, Ministry of Justice, Brazil (remote panellist)
Maria Hall, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden (confirmed)
Malavika Jayaram, Partner, Jayaram & Jayaram, Bangalore (confirmed)
Christine Runnegar, Senior Policy Advisor, Internet Society (confirmed)
Ivan Sanchez Medina, Member of the Columbian National Telecommunications Commission, CRC (remote panellist)
Substantive rapporteur: Karen Mulberry, Policy Advisor, Internet Society (confirmed)
Moderator: Jeff Brueggeman, Vice President-Public Policy & Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T