Security, Openness and Privacy

16 November 2009 - A Main Session on Security in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt



·    Ms. Jasna Mati?, Minister of Telecommunications and Information Society, Serbia

·    Mr. Sherif Hashem, Vice Executive President of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Egypt


·    Mr. Marc Rotenberg, ?Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)


·    Mr. Joseph H. Alhadeff, Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corporation

·    Mr,. Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Opinion and Expression

·    Ms. Cristine Hoepers, Senior Security Analyst and General Manager,

·    Ms. Namita Malhotra, ?Researcher, Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, India

·    Mr. Bruce Schneier, ?Chief Security Technology Officer, British Telecom

·    Mr. Alexander Seger, Head of Economic Crime Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, Council of Europe ?


The discussion of this cluster of issues will be introduced by a panel of practitioners to set the stage and bring out options for how to deal with the policy and practical choices related to the different facets of these themes. The discussion will cover practical aspects of the coordination needed to secure the network (e.g. to fight spam) and their relationship to issues pertaining to openness (e.g. ensuring the open architecture of the Internet).


Issues to be discussed will include:

·    The respect for privacy as a business advantage;

·    Identity theft, identity fraud, and information leakage;

·    Web 2.0;

·    Social networks;

·    Cloud computing and privacy, e.g. control of one’s own data and data retention;

·    Cultural and technical perspectives on the regulation of illegal Web contents;

·    Regulatory models for privacy;

·    Ensuring the open architecture of the Internet;

·    Net Neutrality;

·    Enabling frameworks for freedom;

·    Ethical dimensions of the Internet.