Niels and Stefania at the Internet Governance Forum 2017 in Geneva

Niels and Stefania will be in Geneva in mid-December for the 2017 edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place at the United Nations Office at Geneva on December 18-21. The IGF is a global multistakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues related to the Internet. It was convened in 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General. This year’s will the the IGF’s 12th edition.

Among other things, DATACTIVE will be featured in one of the main sessions, entitled Local interventions, global impacts: How can international, multistakeholder cooperation address internet disruptions, encryption and data flows, and  discussing the impacts that national policy initiatives may have on the global Internet environment and the jurisdictional issues still to be solved (December 18). Stefania will speak in the sub-them of “data flows”. In addition, DATACTIVE is co-hosting, in collaborating with the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University a workshop entitled “Datafication and Social Justice: What challenges for Internet Governance?” (December 21).