|APrIGF 2023 Session Proposal Submission Form
|Part 1 - Lead Organizer
|Mr. Brent Carey
|Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
|Economy of Residence
|Primary Stakeholder Group
|Part 2 - Session Proposal
|Online Safety Self regulatory Codes of Practice as a means to tackle digital harms - the New Zealand experience
|Showcase (20 minutes)
|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
|In July 2022, Netsafe together with NZ Tech announced a world-first voluntary online safety Code. The Code has been signed by 5 global Tech companies and since its signature has been considered by Sri Lanka, Japan, India and other countries. This session will involve hearing about New Zealand’s Online Safety Code, the development process, where the Code is at, and future plans with the Code.
|Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
|Online safety self regulation versus government regulation is ant a crossroads in many countries. Harm types in Asia Pacific countries vary with a significant number of people daily users of social media platforms. As a result, people from around the world are looking to develop local solutions to global challenges with having safe and positive online experiences. Self regulation as a means for global cooperation is one vehicle for ensuring platforms develop universal approaches for tackling online harms.
|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.
|Sean Lyons is a subject matter expert in online safety. Sean was Netsafe lead subject matter who convened Code negotiations. He has spent more than 17 years at Netsafe in a variety of roles. Sean is also the Vice President of INHOPE a global organisation of helplines to combat child explicit sexual imagery. Sean has experience in the non-profit and education sectors in New Zealand.
Brent Carey is NetSafe’s CEO formerly New Zealand’s second Domain Name Commissioner overseeing the .nz domain name space. Netsafe is the approved agency by government providing a 7 day a week social media helpline and dispute resolution practices under the Harmful Digital Communications Act. He previously held senior positions in Australia at the Telecommunications Ombudsman and the Victorian Department of Justice. He worked for two global Privacy Commissioners and an Australian Senator. Brent is a founder of e-commerce Agribusiness Green Meadows Beef, a member of Te Āti Awa iwi and has a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts, from Victoria University of Wellington.
|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.
|The session could be turned into a fireside chat if there was a global tech perspective that could be added to the agenda.
Open also to the program Committee combining this session with other self regulatory sessions.
|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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