Dynamic Coalition on Platform Responsibility

09 December 2016 - A Dynamic Coalition on Guadalajara,Mexico


DCPR 3rd Annual Meeting – 9 December 2016, 11:30-13:00

This annual meeting of the DCPR will consist of two integral parts: first, a stock-taking about initiatives that have relied upon the 2015 DCPR Recommendations on Terms of Service and Human Rights. This will include a short presentation by Mr. Toby Mendel, Executive Director at the Centre for Law and Democracy, presenting CLD´s 2016 Recommendations for Responsible Tech, and Mr. Luca Belli, Senior Researcher at Center for Technology and Society of the Fundação Getulio Vargas, presenting the findings of CTS´s Terms of Service and Human Rights Project. An opportunity will be given to all participants to comment on the featured work, as well as to draw the attention to further initiatives in this space.

The second segment of the meeting will provide a forum for discussion of recent trends and developments about governmental pressures on intermediaries to behave “responsibly”. This discussion will include an overview of the responsibilisation of internet intermediaries in current legislative proposals, co-regulatory measures (such as the recently adopted EU Code of Conduct on Hate Speech) and the evolving Council of Europe framework for intermediary responsibility.

Featured speakers include:

  • Megan Richards, Principal Adviser, DG CONNECT, European Commission - Daphne Keller, Director for Intermediary Liability at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society
  • Wolfgang Schultz, Research Director at the Humbolt Internet Institute and Chair of the CoE expert group on internet intermediaries; 
  • Karmen Turk, Lecturer at the University of Tartu and member of the CoE expert group on internet intermediaries; 
  • Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director for Law and Policy at Article 19.