|APrIGF 2023 Session Proposal Submission Form|
|Part 1 - Lead Organizer|
|Prof. Johanna Weaver|
|Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *|
|ANU Tech Policy Design Centre|
|Economy of Residence|
|Primary Stakeholder Group|
|List Your Organizing Partners (if any)|
|Part 2 - Session Proposal|
|Tech Policy Atlas: your one stop shop for internet law, regulation and strategy|
|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|
|Every country in the world is grappling with how best to regulate the internet, but - until now - there has been a comprehensive publicly available repository of global attempts to do so.
Developed by the Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University, the Tech Policy Atlas is a new public repository of national tech policy, strategy, legislation, and regulation. Its purpose is to assist policymakers and researchers conduct evidence-based independent research on best practice internet regulation. The Atlas currently covers 36 jurisdictions, including 16 in the Asia-pacific, across 15 policy categories (everything from communications regulation to privacy, to cybersecurity, to data protection, to competition and consumer protection to national security).
This session will showcase the Tech Policy Atlas, encouraging APrIGF attendees to use and contribute to this powerful and growing resource. This will help build trust and ultimately advance Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.
You can access the Tech Policy Atlas here: https://techpolicydesign.au/tech-policy-atlas
|Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF|
|The Tech Policy Atlas, is a world-first repository of national internet, cyber, digital, and tech policy, strategy, legislation, and regulation. Existing databases are topic specific, or privately held (for example by large multinational companies or industry associations behind paywalls. This inhibits the identification of positive and negative trends, the conduct of evidence-based independent research, and the development of actionable advice to government and industry. Combined this undermines trust. By showcasing the Tech Policy Atlas, we will help spread the word that this tool exists, and encourage APrIGF attendees to use, and contribute to the expansion of the Atlas. In turn, this will support evidence based on the effectiveness of different approaches to internet policy and regulation, best practices, and opportunities for harmonization. This showcase will help drive nuanced Internet policy, which, will ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region|
|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.|
|Professor Johanna Weaver is the founding Director of the ANU Tech POlicy Design Centre. Professor Weaver is an internationally recognised expert on internet law and regulation.
Tanvi Nair is the lead researcher responsible for the Tech Policy Atlas.
|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)|
|I agree that my data can be submitted to forms.for.asia and processed by APrIGF organizers for the program selection of APrIGF 2023.|