In this interview, Celia Lerman, professor and researcher of Intellectual Property at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella law school, discusses her path to internet governance work and her recent publication on internet policy in Latin America. Lerman reflects on the crucial role of multistakeholderism in the movement for open democracy and the broader issues facing the implementation of a successful model of internet governance. Click here to read the full publication.
Tatevik Sargsyan, a doctoral candidate at the School of Communication at American University, explores the privacy, human rights, and economic and trade implications of data localization on governments and citizens. In lieu of the recent ‘Safe Harbor’ agreement, Sargsyan considers localization within the contexts of human rights and commercial exchange.
Ephraim Percy Kenyanito surveys the digital rights landscapes in Mauritania and Rwanda ahead of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review. Kenyanito looks critically at laws governing freedom of expression, privacy, and net discrimination, as well as implications for those at risk of digital rights violations. This post was originally published on Access, an online international human rights organization focused on extending digital rights to users around the world. Click here to read the original post.
Just before the official opening of the 2015 UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on November 10, 2015, the core of the current challenges of internet governance were laid out by a panel in a Scene Setting session. Speakers’ interventions corresponded with the sub-themes of this year’s IGF under the overarching topic “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development.” Check out the following infographic to explore the eight challenges outlined during this session.