In preparation for the European Chapters meeting (22-23 February 2017) we will have a 90 minutes Webinar / Conference call on Tuesday 14 February 2017 from 6pm to collect input from participants about the ways in which ISOC UK can/should engage with the theme of User Trust.
In June 2016 ISOC published a working paper “A policy framework for an open and trusted Internet” outlining the four interrelated dimension to be considered when developing policies for the internet. http://www.internetsociety.org/doc/policy-framework-open-and-trusted-internet
The aim of the European Chapters meeting is to build on this and identify specific areas related to User Trust that ISOC should prioritise and focus on when engaging with policy maker to build a trusted Internet.
The specific discussions around User Trust that have been proposed for the meeting are:
- Ethical data handling
- Data breaches
- Examples of collaborative security in action
- Internet of Things – implications for security, privacy, control (who control which aspect of the device: user vs. service provider), liability in case of problems, longevity (e.g. devices embedded in infrastructure)
- Digital Literacy – the need for people to understand basic aspects of how the internet, and digital services, work in order to: improve cybersecurity; be able to give informed consent to personal data usage; understand the implications of proposed legislation (e.g. snoopers charter); …
- User generated content moderation – how to approach the issues related to fake news and editorial responsibility
- An overview of the situation in Russia
Other areas of User Trust that might be especially relevant for ISOC UK could be:
- Government surveillance powers (implications and legal challenges to the Investigative Powers Act)
- The impact of nation-first, anti-globalization movement (Brexit)
- Governance of the platform economy (e.g. Uber, Deliveroo), i.e. classification as ‘tech’ company to avoid regulations
Which areas should we prioritize? The chapters meeting is only one and a half days long so time is limited.
Looking beyond the European Chapters meeting, what kind of follow-up activities should ISOC UK pursue, e.g. digital literacy 101 for parliamentarians?
Topic: Internet Society UK and User Trust – Webinar
Time: Feb 14, 2017 6:00 PM London