Fostering security, privacy and openness

4 December 2008 - A Main Session on Security in Hyderabad, India


ChairShyamai Ghosh, Chairman of Data Security Council of India (DSCI)

Moderator: Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy


  • Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director general for Communication and Information, UNESCO

  • Alex Türk, President of the French data protection authority (CNIL) (France)

  • John Carr, Secretary of Children’s Charities’Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) (United Kingdom)  
  • Jac SM Kee, member of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) (Malaysia)

  • Joseph Alhadeff, Vice President, Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle

Panel Description

In correspondence with the previous panel on the dimensions of cybersecurity and cybercrime, this second panel will underline the intricate relations existing between security, privacy and openness and address how to handle possible tensions between them and how it is possible to foster them simultaneously.

It will help to map the different issues raised by privacy and openness and will in particular draw upon the expertise gathered for several parallel workshops on child protection, privacy and freedom of expression. 

The panel will encourage participants to share their views and proposals regarding the coexistence of three potentially conflicting principles on the basis of their personal experiences, both as users and in their professional capacity, in order to feed in the discussion  in the afternoon session.