- Brazil IGF
- Panama IGF
- Youth LACIGF
Learning from the NRIs: exchanging experiences and insights on data retention, government access to data, and data literacy.
Session format and timing
This 90-minute session will comprise two main segments. The first segment comprises a 60-minute roundtable that will delve into the following topics related to data protection as explained in detail below (see item 13): (i) government access to data, (ii) data retention and (iii) data literacy. The second segment comprises a 25-minute open-mic session with the participants and a final 5-minute closing remarks by the moderators.
Content of the session
This session will focus on exchanging experiences and best practices from all around the world regarding particular data protection-related topics. It is structured around the following topics: (i) government access to data, (ii) data retention and (iii) data literacy. The first topic will deal with government access to data and the interactions between private and state entities in the rise of several “smart-cities” initiatives. The role of contracts and consent and the limits and conditions for the collection of data are some of the issues that may be discussed in this topic. The second topic will focus on data retention and data localization mechanisms, their limits, best practices and the challenges they might bring to an open Internet. Finally, a segment of the session will be dedicated to the discussion of the current practices on data literacy and different initiatives and approaches related to create capacities on this topic. Although each of these topics could be explored by its own, the idea of putting together in this session is to create an environment for the beginning of focused discussions between NRIs on issues related to data. It is structured to be a moment for sharing experiences and insights, brainstorming ideas and solutions and identifying potential partners for future initiatives.
Round “Government access to data”
NRI #1: Lía Hernandez (Panamá IGF)
NRI #2: Maryant Fernandez Perez (EDRI - EuroDIG)
Round “Data retention and data localization”
NRI #1: IGF China (Dr. Shen Yi)
NRI #2: Jacqueline Eggenschwiler (Expert)
NRI #3: Brazilian IGF (Bruno Bioni)
Round “Data Literacy”
NRI #1: Verónica Aroyo (Youth LAC IGF)
NRI #2: Federica Tortorella (IGF Dominican Republic)
Relevance of the issue
The session is organized by three Latin American IGFs which are particularly concerned with the several impacts the massive collection and processing of data can have on their democracies and citizens’ human rights. Particularly, two of the IGFs that are organizing the session -- Brazil and Panama -- are in this moment discussing the adoption of general data protection laws and had strong local discussions regarding the several aspects of this type of regulation. Also, the organizers of Youth LACIGF noticed that there is a lack of awareness on youth people in the region about the consequences of current data treatment. Besides that, several Latin-American countries are also debating reforms of their own legislations and facing several challenges regarding it.
Interventions/Engagement with participants (onsite and online)
Interventions/Engagement with participants is thoroughly described in items “12” and “13” below.
Geographical, Stakeholder and Gender Diversity
The list of participants comprises people from all stakeholder groups and individuals who have convergent and divergent economic, political and social perspectives on the policy question proposed. It also follows a 50/50 gender balance at the time of this submission. They all come from different countries and most of them come from the developing World, some of them being newcomers to the IGF space.
Moderator for the first round: Jamila Venturini (Brazilian IGF)
Diego R. Canabarro (Brazilian IGF)
Bruna Santos (Youth LAC IGF)
Online participation logistics
Online participation and interaction will rely on the WebEx platform. Those joining the session using WebEx (either invited members of the round-table or the general audience) will be granted the floor in the Q&A segment of the workshop. People in charge of the moderation will strive to entertain onsite and remote participation indiscriminately. Social media (twitter and facebook) will also be employed by the online moderators who will be in charge of browsing social media using some hashtags (#IGF2017, #NRISession and #NRIDataSession ).
The session will focus on three topics related to data protection that are particularly relevant for the organizers: (i) government access to data, (ii) data retention and (iii) the right to be forgotten. It will be structured so that the each round have the respective moderator presenting quick interventions about the perspectives of their regions/countries followed by the inputs of selected NRIs dealing with similar problems in their own regions/countries:
Round #1: Government access to data (20’): the round moderator will introduce the question “How does your region/country deals with government access to data and what are the challenges or best practices you observe in this issue?” and will invite until three representatives from other NRIs to comment on her first intervention and bring experiences and best practices from their own regions/countries (5 minutes each).
Round #2: Data retention and data localization (20’): the round moderator will introduce the question “Are there any initiatives for data retention/localization in your country/region? How are they implemented?” and will invite until three representatives from other NRIs to comment on her first intervention and bring experiences and best practices from their own regions/countries (5 minutes each).
Round #3: the round moderator will introduce the question “What are the current practices on Data Literacy? What are the initiatives that are working on capacity building in this topic? What are their approaches?” and will invite until three representatives from other NRIs to comment on her first intervention (5 minutes each).
The mic will be opened for 25 minutes for the public to have an opportunity to engage and bring their own inputs on the topics and will be followed by closing remarks (5 minutes) from the moderators, who will summarize discussions.