Towards an Inclusive, Equitable, and Accountable Digital Economy
21 June 2016
The digital economy has undergone rapid changes since the Ministerial in Seoul. Large, new powerful companies control vast amounts of the Internet. Consolidation continues to outpace innovation. The impact on fairness, equality, and fundamental rights is widely seen. Civil Society proposes to engage the OECD, member countries, and others in a dialogue with Civil Society on fundamental social concerns Towards an Inclusive, Equitable, and Accountable Digital Economy. The Civil Society Forum will be held the 21th of June in Cancún, México during the second day of the OECD 2016 Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth, and Social Prosperity (20-23 June, 2016).
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A CSISAC representative and a High Level OECD representative will welcome participants, followed by a talk to set the underlying narrative of the CSISAC Forum.
- Introduction: Marc Rotenberg. CSISAC Steering Committee, President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
- Welcoming Remarks: Andrew Wyckoff. Director of the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
Keynote: The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism
- Shoshana Zuboff. Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Emerita Harvard Business School.
Panel 1: Civil Society at the OECD: Progress from Seoul and Next Steps
This panel reviews the Seoul Declaration, adopted at the time of the formal recognition of CSISAC by the OECD in 2008, and assess progress towards the aims set out in the declaration. Confirmed speakers:
- Moderator: Cédric Laurant. President, Artículo 12, A.C. [MEX]
- Anne Carblanc - Head of OECD Digital Economy Policy Division.
- Internet Governance - Anriette Esterhuysen [ZAF]. Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
- Transparency and Mass Surveillance - Katitza Rodriguez [PER]. International Rights Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
- Inclusion and Equality - Paulina Gutiérrez [MEX]. Head of Digital Rights Program, Art. 19.
- Consumer Interests - Robin Simpson [UKG]. Senior Policy Advisor, Consumers International (CI).
- Privacy and Data Protection - Fanny Hidvegi [HUN]. International Privacy Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
- Invited Intervention: Access to Knowledge - Juán Manuel Casanueva [MEX], Social TIC
Panel 2: Civil Society Emerging Issues
This panel explores the impact of the most relevant emerging issues in the digital realm from a civil society perspective. Confirmed speakers:
- Moderator: Carolina Botero [COL]. Director Fundación Karisma.
- Laurent Bernat. Cyber Security and Privacy Risk Policy Analyst at OECD.
- Robotics and Cybersecurity. Amie Stepanovich [USA]. U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now.
- Internet of Things. Wolfgang Kleinwächter [DEN]. University of Aarhus, Denmark.
- Trade agreements. Carolina Rossini [BRA]. Vice President, International Policy and Strategy, Public Knowledge.
- Privacy and Data Protection. Joe McNamee [EUR]. Executive Director, European Digital Rights (EDRi).
- Network Neutrality. Luis Fernando García [MEX]. Executive Director, Red por la Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D).
- Invited Intervention: Open Data - Korina Velázquez Ríos [MEX] - Civismo Digital Mx
Panel 3: CSISAC Goals for the OECD
This panel engages in a dialogue between civil society experts and the OECD towards defining the civil society goals for the OECD. Confirmed speakers:
- Moderator: Renata Ávila, Lawyer at
Web Foundation, CSISAC Steering Committee member [GUA]
- Keynote: Bruce Schneier [USA]. Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University.
- Jørgen C. Abild Andersen. Chairman of the OECD's Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP), and Director General Telecom (rtd.), Danish Business Authority.
- To Foster Digital Inclusion and Internet Openness. Gisela Pérez de Acha [CHL]. Senior Policy Analyst, Derechos Digitales.
- To Protect Citizens, Users and Consumers. Mishi Choudhary [USA]. Legal Director at Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC).
- To Measure Trust and Policy Implementation. Suso Baleato, Secretariat of the Civil Society Advisory Council (CSISAC).
Panel 4: TUAC-CSISAC Panel: Consumers and Workers in a Digital World
Session jointly held with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), representing the global labour movement at the Ministerial Meeting. The panel will offer an exchange of views about on-demand and platform economies from a workers’ and consumers’ perspective.
- Moderator: Plamen Dimitrov [BUL]. President, CITUB Bulgaria.
- Fredrik Söderqvist [SVE], Economist, Unionen.
- Rafael Zanatta [BRA]. Senior Policy Analyst, Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC).
- Bhairavi Desai [USA]. Executive Director, New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA).
- Daniel Therrien [CAN]. Privacy Commissioner of Canada.
- Vincenzo Spiezia, OECD Senior Economist,
Measurement and Analysis Working Party (MADE)
Panel 5: Concluding Panel – What is at Stake: Towards an Inclusive, Equitable, and Accountable Digital Economy
Closing session, jointly held with the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), representing the global labour movement at the Ministerial Meeting. The panel will offer a dialogue with the OECD and member countries about the outcomes of the CSISAC and the TUAC forums. Confirmed speakers:
- Moderator: Marc Rotenberg. CSISAC Steering Committee, and President of the Electronic Privacy Information Center [EPIC].
- Daniel Sepúlveda [USA]. Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
- Andrew Wyckoff. Director of the OECD's Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
- Yolanda Martínez Mancilla, Head of the Unit of Digital Government of the Ministry of Public Administration, Federal Government of México [MEX]
- Phillip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global
- Claire Milne [UKG]. CSISAC Steering Committee member, Independent Policy Consultant.
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