Internet & Jurisdiction Open Forum

06 December 2016 - A Open Forum on Guadalajara,Mexico


The Open Forum of the global multistakeholder policy network Internet & Jurisdiction will report on the outcomes of the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference (November 14-16, 2016). The Conference will gather, for the first time, more than 200 senior representatives of governments, Internet platforms, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations to discuss the future of jurisdiction on the cross-border Internet and avenues for operational multistakeholder cooperation to ensure due process across borders and legal interoperability. Developing legal mechanisms that are as transnational as the Internet itself is crucial to ensure the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Internet and preserve its cross-border nature. The Open Forum will be an opportunity for members the high level Advisory Group of the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference to present outcomes and to engage participants at the IGF into the Internet & Jurisdiction process.

Name of Speaker(s)

Internet & Jurisdiction will invite the members of the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference’s international Advisory Group from six different stakeholder groups to speak at the Open Forum : ANNE CARBLANC — Head, Digital Economy Policy Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development BENEDICTO FONSECA FILHO — Director, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs CARLOS AFFONSO PEREIRA DE SOUZA — Director, Institute for Technology and Society Rio CHINMAYI ARUN — Executive Director, Centre for Communications Governance, National Law University Delhi DAVID KAYE — Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, United Nations EILEEN DONAHOE — Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch FIONA ALEXANDER — Associate Administrator NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce GEORGE SADOWSKY — Board Member, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers GULSHAN RAI — National Cybersecurity Coordinator, Indian Prime Minister’s Office JOHN FRANK — Vice President, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft MADAN OBEROI — Director of Cyber Innovation and Outreach Directorate, Interpol MATT PERRAULT — Head of Policy Development, Facebook MEGAN RICHARDS — Principal Advisor, DG Connect, European Commission NII QUAYNOR — Chairman, Ghana National Information Technology Agency PATRICK PENNINCKX — Head of Department, Information Society, Council of Europe SALLY SHIPMAN WENTWORTH — Vice President Global Policy Development, Internet Society SUNIL ABRAHAM — Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society India VINT CERF — Chief Internet Evangelist, Google