Proposal

APrIGF 2022 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Ms. Debora Christine
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
Tifa Foundation
Designation
Ms.
Gender
Female
Economy of Residence
Indonesia
Primary Stakeholder Group
Civil Society
List Your Organizing Partners (if any)
Ms. Sutawan "Ploy" Chanprasert, DigitalReach, sutawan@digitalreach.asia
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Advancing data justice in (post-)pandemic data governance: perspectives from Southeast Asia
Session Format
Panel Discussion
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Online only (with onsite facilitator who will help with questions or comments from the floor)
Specific Issues for Discussion
The COVID-19 crisis has called for immediate policy intervention at an unprecedented scale. Governments across Southeast Asia have turned to digital solutions for managing the COVID-19 pandemic, including deploying digital contact tracing technologies and accelerating digital transformation in the public sector. However, the extensive use and accelerated development of emerging technologies, particularly those that rely on the collection and use of personal data, have heightened concerns about data privacy, data security, and overall data governance. Many countries in Southeast Asia had created regulations to manage these processes in order to serve public goals such as efficiency, effectiveness, equity, and safety, but their responses to the COVID-19 epidemic have resulted in certain policy adjustments or exceptions. Would temporary measures enacted during the pandemic have long-term effects on the governance of personal data? Through this session, we will explore the extent to which the pandemic and digital contact tracing have led to policy change in digital data governance in several Southeast Asian countries, if at all, and the potential implications of such change for a post-COVID world. We argue that the differences in e-government maturity, institutional contexts, and histories will lead to distinct post-COVID states, each with a different level of change in digital data governance and socio-political consequences. We will use a 'data justice' perspective to frame the discussion surrounding the impacts of (post-)pandemic data governance, therefore focusing on fairness in the governance of data and data technologies and the results of such governance.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
The topic discussed in the session cuts across the themes of Inclusion and Trust. Investigating how governments approach the governance of digital data and data technologies during the pandemic is critical to ensuring that data governance regimes are working towards just and societally beneficial outcomes without compromising on people's safety, security, and privacy. This investigation will also contribute to the understanding of the broader implications of the digital contact tracing applications and current data governance for post-COVID data governance and data-driven governance.
Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
5 minutes Introduction - The moderator briefly introduces the topic and the speakers
30 minutes Discussion by panelists - Panelists discuss findings from Southeast Asia about how the pandemic and digital contact tracing have led to policy change in digital data governance
7 minutes Policy recommendations - The moderator explores recommendations with the panelists
15 minutes Interactive Q&A with the audience
3 minutes Closing
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: Debora Irene Christine
    • Organization: Tifa Foundation
    • Designation: Project Manager
    • Gender: F
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Indonesia
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Moderator (Back-up)

    • Name: Fuji Aotari
    • Organization: Tifa Foundation
    • Designation: Program Officer
    • Gender: F
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Indonesia
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Shita Laksmi
    • Organization: Tifa Foundation
    • Designation: Executive Director
    • Gender: F
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Indonesia
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 2

    • Name: Sutawan
    • Organization: DigitalReach
    • Designation: Executive Director
    • Gender: F
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Thailand
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 3

    • Name: Kenneth Tee
    • Organization: Malay Mail
    • Designation: Journalist
    • Gender: M
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Malaysia
    • Stakeholder Group: Press / Media
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Invited
  • Speaker 4

    • Name: Yuyun Wahyuningrum
    • Organization: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights
    • Designation: Representative of Indonesia
    • Gender: F
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Indonesia
    • Stakeholder Group: Intergovernmental Organizations
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
The speakers have expertise in the topic of the governance of digital data and digital technologies in their respective fields. Both Tifa Foundation and DigitalReach have each conducted an in-depth study on the topic. Ms. Shita Laksmi will present findings from Indonesia. Ms. Sutawan "Ploy" Chanprasert will provide a regional overview of the topic drawing from studies in six Southeast Asian countries. Mr. Kenneth Tee is expected to present findings from Malaysia. Ms. Yuyun Wahyuningrum is expected to provide responses to the policy recommendations presented in the session.
If you need assistance to find a suitable speaker to contribute to your session, or an onsite facilitator for your online-only session, please specify your request with details of what you are looking for.
We are trying to invite a speaker from an IGO working in the space of data governance, particularly the UN ESCAP or ASEAN, or a representative from the government of a Southeast Asian state. The speaker is expected to respond to the policy recommendations explored in the session. We are currently in talk
Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2022.
No
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2022?
No
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