Proposal

APrIGF 2024 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Mr. Kazuhiro Kitamura
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
Japan Internet Providers Association (JAIPA)
Designation
Chairperson of Mobile Department
Gender
Male
Economy of Residence
Japan
Primary Stakeholder Group
Technical Community
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Messaging scam and combatting to protect human rights and democracy
Session Format
Panel Discussion (60 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
Messaging services, including SMS and OTT apps such as WhatsApp, the LINE, and Email with global coverage and reach, these messaging services are key infrastructure and the number of messaging transactions is rising everyday. That messaging network is the biggest platform supporting activities of, commercial, political, human rights, and social. Messaging Scams is the biggest social issue in recent years in many countries. Criminal groups have been abusing messaging service platforms to rob people out of their money. Telecom operators and Governments in many countries have been trying to reduce that crime. How detailed should the content of messages be grabbed by telecommunication carriers and their regulatory bodies for filtering services or other countermeasures to function effectively? What is the appropriate messaging security? To what extent should we allow telecom operators and countries to intervene - Today we must discuss the conflict between people's free expression, human rights, democracy and crime control.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
Our session will 1) describe the messaging services and messaging scam situation in each country by panelists, 2) share countermeasures, their positive effects, and concerns to maintaining security, and 3) discuss with other participants how to secure freedom and human rights.
We aim to share the experiences of how they balance security and privacy, maintaining human rights and democracy, and to discuss with participants the ideal society with an advanced global network.
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 mins Introduction and scene setting by facilitator/moderator
20 mins sectioned as 4 min per speaker (4) + facilitator Intro/high-level position points and/or set question responses
10 mins Interaction with audience questions or comments facilitator follow up
10 mins sectioned as 3 min per speaker (3) + facilitator Follow up position points and set question responses + final speaker points
15 mins Interaction with audience + facilitator summation / next steps
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: Kazuhiro Kitamura
    • Organization: JAIPA
    • Designation: Chairperson of Mobile Department
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Japan
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/kazuhiro-kitamura-7babab65/
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Name: Kuo-Wei Wu
    • Organization: TWIGF
    • Designation: TWIGF Chair
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Taiwan
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Chia Wu Hsieh
    • Organization: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd
    • Designation: Director
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Taiwan
    • Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 2

    • Name: Christiane Gillespie-Jones
    • Organization: Communications Alliance Ltd
    • Designation: Director Program Management
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Australia
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 3

    • Name: Alpana Kaushal
    • Organization: China Mobile International Limited
    • Designation: Global Messaging
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: UAE
    • Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
  • Speaker 4

    • Name: Koji Yasukagawa
    • Organization: JUSA: Japan Unified Communications provider association
    • Designation: Vice President
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Japan
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasukagawa/
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
Blocking unauthorized messages requires verification of message content, which needs to be balanced with the protection of human rights and democracy. This session will promote more concrete discussions by learning about the situation of crimes and measures taken by telecommunication carriers and governments in various countries around the world.

Kazuhiro Kitamura : Moderator
Kuo-Wei Wu : Facilitator, Taiwanese government issues and telecom situation
Luciana Conte Reyes: Brazil and Latin America region situation and measurements
JOFAN LIN: Situations with the major app communication, criminal trend and countermeasures, Government relationship.
Christiane Gillespie-Jones: Australia situation and Joint program combating with Australian Government.
Alpana Kaushal: Middle east, Asia pacific and global trend of messaging
Koji Yasukagawa: Japanese situations and Joint program between Industry group and Japanese Government.
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.
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Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2024.
No
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2024?
No
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