|APrIGF 2023 Session Proposal Submission Form
|Part 1 - Lead Organizer
|Ms. Shruti Shreya
|Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
|Economy of Residence
|Primary Stakeholder Group
|List Your Organizing Partners (if any)
|Name of the organisation: Internet Society
Stakeholder Group - Civil Society
Name and designation of Point of Contact - Niti Biyani, Senior Advisor, Policy and Advocacy
Email id of the POC - email@example.com
|Part 2 - Session Proposal
|Breaking security for ‘online safety’: What’s at stake for Asia-Pacific
|Where do you plan to organize your session?
|Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)
|Specific Issues for Discussion
|Protecting vulnerable groups, specifically children, has become the new frontier for content regulation. Proposed online safety legislations in the UK, EU and US – jurisdictions that set global policy trends—want to curb grooming and child sexual abuse material (CSAM) distribution online, by compelling Internet intermediaries to compromise their security systems for easier content monitoring and surveillance.
With countries like India and Australia contemplating new online safety regulations, this session will discuss the relevance of parallel American and European policy approaches for the APAC region. The session will stimulate a discussion among experts on the risks posed by contemporary policy approaches to online trust, privacy and security, amidst a combination of increased cyberthreats and Internet use in APAC. The session will conclude with recommendations on fostering online safety in ways that are consistent with Internet users, and children’s rights to privacy and freedom of expression online.
|Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
|Recent studies show that trust in the Internet is decreasing amidst the rapid collection of user data, with Internet users calling for better privacy and security measures on the Internet. Widespread adoption of emerging technologies in APAC hinges on users having full confidence that their communications, transactions and activities online are protected from surveillance, fraud and data misuse. This session seeks to advance stakeholders’ thinking on how we can protect vulnerable groups online using the best tools, technologies and policy approaches we have available. The objective is to analyse the inefficacy of the policy approaches that undermine rights and trust of the Internet users and explore more effective solutions that recognises the complementarity between privacy and safety and does not undermine one at the cost of the other.
The output of this session will feed into the ongoing online safety policy deliberations in India, Australia and other countries in APAC. A two-page outcome document will be produced entailing the key recommendations from the session. The document will be shared with the policymakers, industry bodies as well as civil society in the APAC region to effectuate a more coordinated response towards exploring effective and sustainable solutions to advance online safety and security without undermining the openness and trustworthiness of the Internet.
|Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
|Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
|Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
|The relevance and expertise of the speakers will also be considered during the evaluation process.
All the speakers and the moderators have been chosen based on their diverse cultural and geographical experiences, age and expertise as well as their active participation on the proposed topic of the panel.
The moderator Shruti Shreya is a Programme Manager for the Platform Regulation vertical at The Dialogue. She has led some of the most well noted research on India’s recent technology policy developments and has been working actively to build the capacity of policymakers and users alike on issues of online safety and digital rights.
The back up moderator Kamesh Shekhar is a Programme Manager at The Dialogue and is an emerging thought leader in India’s technology policy space.
The speaker Noelle Francesca De Guzman leads the work on encryption policy at the global Non-Profit, Internet Society. The speakers Dr. Vanessa Teague and Dr. Debayan Gupta are the Professors of Cryptography. Their research lies at the intersection of cryptographic protocols that support a free and democratic society and their insights would be valuable to understand the limitations of end to end encryption technology and how exceptional access interactions with the security of platforms. Mr. Pablo Hinojosa is the Strategic Engagement Director at APNIC and has extensive stakeholder engagement experience on crucial policy avenues. Mr. Alex Lynch is a Pubic Policy Manager at Google Australia specialising on Online Content Regulation.
|Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2023.
|Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2023?
|Number of Attendees (Please fill in numbers)
|Gender Balance in Moderators/Speakers (Please fill in numbers)
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