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IGF 2010: UNESCO participated in main session on Privacy, Openness and Security

21-09-2010 (Vilnius)
IGF 2010: UNESCO participated in main session on Privacy, Openness and Security
The main session on Privacy,
Openness and Security
UNESCO, in collaboration with other stakeholders, organized the main session, Privacy, Openness and Security, at the 5th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania. The session took place on 16 September and was chaired by Evaldos Kulbokas, President of the Lithuanian ICT Association.
The session sought to explore the inextricable interconnections of three policy areas of privacy, openness and security, and was well attended by hundreds of participants from different countries.

UNESCO representatives demonstrated the outcomes of the workshops, “Freedom of Expression - Freedom of Connection: The Changing Legal and Regulatory Ecology Shaping the Internet” and “Privacy and Social Networking”. They reiterated UNESCO’s intention to continue to safeguard key values like freedom of expression, cultural and linguistic diversity, and openness in Internet governance. “UNESCO will keep on promoting international collaboration between governments, private sector and civil society in order to provide a platform to foster dialogue and share expertise among the different actors,” said UNESCO representatives.

Lively discussions were triggered and moderated by Frank La Rue, the UN Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression; Lisa Horner, from Global Partner; and David Hofmann, from Intel.

The discussion focused on the three subthemes:

  • social media, and security, openness and privacy;
  • nature and characteristics of Internet networks, technologies and standards; and
  • international cooperation on security, privacy and openness.
  • Related themes/countries

          · Lithuania
          · Ethical Issues of Information Society
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          · Internet Governance
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