Civil Society on the Global Digital Agenda at the RightsCon

March 24, 2017

The CSISAC panel at the RightsCon 2017 will be held Wednesday the 29th of March from 14:30 to 15:45 at the Inspiration room, in the 1st Floor of the events's venue. The purpose of the panel is to take stock of the current situation after the Cancún Civil Society Forum, and set the way forward for global digital policy making. With this purpose, CSISAC Secretariat Suso Baleato will provide a brief update about the G7/ G20 and OECD digitalisation agenda, as a way to set the context for civil society leaders to share their views on the global policy-making priorities. Panelists will include:

  • Amie Stepanovich (Access Now), on encryption and mass government surveillance
  • Harry Halpin (INRIA), on encryption and international trade
  • Maryant Fernández (EDRi) on trade and data protection/ privacy
  • Anriette Esterhuysen (APC) on gender and digital access
  • Renata Ávila (Web Foundation) on digital equality and developing countries
  • Richard Wingfield (GPD) on Africa and Internet shutdowns
  • Dennys Antonialli (Internet Lab) on Brazil and digital rights
  • Alejandro Segarra (ADC) on Latin América, including next G20 Presidency (Argentina)
  • Jeremy Malcolm (EFF) on multistakeholderism and Internet policy making

After the initial round of brief interventions, the audience will be invited to engage in an exchange of views for the remaining time of the panel, moderated by the CSISAC Secretariat. RightsCon attendants whishing to share their views are encouraged to contact the organisation of the panel to facilitate their participation, sending a mail to