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2019-01-30 11:22:16 AM 2019 Submission 8 The advantages machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, will to technology tools AI AI & ML are not well defined or well understood by policy makers, I would like to bring in some experts to sit on a panel to discuss how they help with both industry issues and consumer issues like fraud protection and customer service Private Sector
2019-01-30 1:41:57 PM 2019 Submission 9 Internet of Things IoT Private Sector
2019-02-01 2:16:14 PM 2019 Submission 12 Technology and election policies Campaigns and Elections Proposed title of session: Rock the .vote: How Technology Will Shape Politics Over The Next 20 Years. This panel would be comprised of technology experts as well as political analysts to discuss how tech has and will continue to shape the political landscape in the US and abroad. The panel could be preceded by a Keynote from a US Senator or Repeesentative to discuss how technology both helps and harms the campaign process, for example. Private Sector
2019-02-03 2:15:23 PM 2019 Submission 13 Protecting Consumers Against Phone Phising Data Privacy · Cybersecurity · TechLash As people have more information about themselves available online, with more data breaches occurring, it is simple for scammers to use credible information to build trust and initiate spear phasing attacks, leaving the victim with their personal identity information compromised and or financially distressed. Social engineering attacks are difficult to combat, and especially difficult to recover from in terms of financially, psychologically, and more. How might we help people protect themselves from theses phasing scams, particularly when they use social engineering tactics? This project will explore potential solutions to better protect consumers based on data collected on “VISHING’ (VOICE PHISING) attacks. The first phase will entail information gathering through in-depth interviews and scraping online sources, and the second phase will include designing a prototype of a tool for consumers to protect themselves against social engineering tactics and testing its plausibility with users. Source-Michelle Chen,, Master of Information Management and System (MIMS), School of Information, UC Berkeley Private Sector
2019-02-04 9:28:16 AM 2019 Submission 15 Internet Crawling crawling is the main part in internet Private Sector
2019-02-04 12:15:39 PM 2019 Submission 19 1. Merits and risks of consumer-driven privacy models.

2. Election infrastructure and security.

3. Info/ed session: device security/privacy
Cybersecurity · Campaigns and Elections · Data Privacy Private Sector
2019-02-06 9:33:51 AM 2019 Submission 31 Attribution and incontrovertible digital identity Cybersecurity · Fake News · TechLash Digital Identity to counter identity theft. Attribution, and provenance of sources and facts, to counter "fake news" and public opinion manipulation. Private Sector
2019-02-07 12:45:02 AM 2019 Submission 35 Women in ICT. Gender More and more women became involved in digital processes. A lot of engineers, developers, system admins and others are women. Let's help them to learn and be more professional. Private Sector
2019-02-07 1:33:26 AM 2019 Submission 37 1. AI in Human 2. How to connect Rural with Global via E-Governance AI We want to make sense of technology for rural people Private Sector
2019-02-07 4:44:40 PM 2019 Submission 39 Digital Cooperation - implications for future of IG engagement IG This could be a town hall approach, similar to what we did with WSIS+10 and include HL panelists and the broader community responding to their recommendations. Private Sector
2019-02-07 4:46:34 PM 2019 Submission 40 Disinformation, misinformation, fake information and its affect on trust in the online world - personal and economic life Fake News · Trust · Content Policy · TechLash Private Sector
2019-02-11 10:44:31 AM 2019 Submission 53 The Next Generation Internet: Investigating Community Networks as a Socio-Legal, Technical System and as a Public Trust Access SEEC Harlem (CNS-1737453) project involves research within the Harlem community in New York City, and with partner universities (University of Arizona, University of Virginia, and Fordham University). SEEC Harlem aims to exploit edge cloud computing in the dense urban environment of upper Manhattan to realize new affordable and accessible computing. Silicon Harlem and the mayor’s office of NYC are the primary community and government partners for both projects. From a local governance standpoint, we are working with a participatory technology assessment methodology to look next generation community internet as a public trust. Private Sector
2019-02-11 11:38:44 AM 2019 Submission 58 Aligning with the UN and other bodies to agree upon a standard definition for digital literacy. See additional context below. Digital Inclusion According to UNESCO, “literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute, and use printed, and written materials associated with varying contexts” (UNESCO). However, there is no such consensus or clarity around a standard for digital literacy. Without such a global or uniform definition, it is difficult for the world to address digital cooperation issues and measure progress. Imagine the impact if the UN were to support a comprehensive framework for digital skills and intelligence and endorse a global standard for a definition of digital literacy and skills. This could aid in achieving a measurement and reporting methodology while enabling individuals, organizations, and nation states to track their progress over time. Private Sector
2019-02-11 1:03:17 PM 2019 Submission 59 Cross-border taxes on digital content and online advertising revenue Taxation Several EU countries are proposing a Digital Services Tax, equal to 3% of advertising revenue earned on content seen by European eyes. More than half of this tax would be paid by American companies. And it would discriminate by targeting online ad revenue while not taxing revenue from ads in print and broadcast media. Private Sector
2019-02-11 1:44:36 PM 2019 Submission 60 Using antitrust laws to punish online platforms for political expression Competition · Freedom of Expression We have seen the weaponization of antitrust laws to attack platforms that host political views and amplify opposition attitudes. Even if express actions are not taken, threats of antitrust actions can result in limits to free speech platforms. Private Sector
2019-02-11 1:49:54 PM 2019 Submission 61 Free Speech Or Hate Speech: Should Online Due Diligence Change? Freedom of Expression · Content Policy · TechLash We recently submitted the following for consideration at RightsCon and it may be relevant for IGF USA as well: New hate groups are appearing in rapid, successive fashion. When the public is outraged at you as a provider, how do you determine if a new group on your network is a hate group? How much research do you do as a provider to determine if they have violated your terms of service agreement - yet? This session will discuss difficult real and possible scenarios. We’ll show how Internet companies can set clear and open criteria around acceptable usage.​ Private Sector
2019-02-11 2:05:20 PM 2019 Submission 62 The UNHLP on Digital Cooperation is due to issue its report in May 2019. Should this impact US internet governance long-term strategies? IG Private Sector
2019-02-11 2:10:07 PM 2019 Submission 63 Artificial Intelligence & The Role of Government Regulation AI Machine learning and artificial intelligence/augmented intelligence (AI), powered by streams of data and advanced algorithms, have incredible potential to improve countless consumer and enterprise use cases. For example, in healthcare, AI can prevent hospitalizations, reduce complications, and improve patient engagement. Yet, applications of AI have also given rise to a variety of potential effects and challenges for U.S. policymakers to consider, including notice/consent, bias, inclusion, transparency and digital due process, and law enforcement access to data, among others. As AI innovations continue to be developed and even start to enter today’s regulatory processes, U.S. policymakers at the legislative and regulatory levels are considering whether policy changes are needed. This session should feature diverse viewpoints from across the IGF-USA community to advance the public conversation on the role government oversight should have with respect to AI. • http://fortune.com/2018/12/06/artificial-intelligence-regulation-government/ • https://issues.org/perspective-should-artificial-intelligence-be-regulated/ • https://theconversation.com/congress-takes-first-steps-toward-regulating-artificial-intelligence-104373 Private Sector
2019-02-11 2:10:07 PM 2019 Submission 64 Application of antitrust law to online platforms Competition · Regulation Online platforms have become integral parts of many Americans’ lives, being used for social communication, many areas of commerce, and other new ways. Increasingly, policymakers on the Hill and at key federal agencies (e.g., FTC) have begun to more seriously examine whether there is a need for antitrust intervention in online platform markets. This session should feature policymakers from both the Hill and FTC, as well as industry and civil society stakeholders, who can educate IGF-USA members about, and provide diverse perspectives on, the current debate regarding antitrust law and platforms. •https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CPI-Nazzini.pdf •http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/695472/Antitrust+Competition/Abuse+of+Dominance+Concerning+Online+Platforms •https://www.concurrences.com/en/conferences/online-platforms-the-interplay-of-regulation-and-antitrust-enforcement Private Sector
2019-02-11 2:12:08 PM 2019 Submission 65 Trends in Regulatory Approaches to ‘Over-the-Top’ Services – Should Telecom Laws be Applied to Network Edge Services? OTT · Regulation Traditionally, telecom laws around the world have applied to copper line voice service providers. These laws have, in many countries, since been applied internet service providers (the providers of pipes that data packets flow through). More recently, policies (some proposed and some in place today) have sought to apply the same telecom laws to “over-the-top” services, or services that are access over a telecom network’s infrastructure. Such policies are currently being debated in the U.S., as well as in other key jurisdictions like India. This session would feature stakeholders from government, industry, and civil society that will debate whether OTT services should or should not be exposed to telecom regulatory-like regimes and make recommendations on a path forward. •https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/telecom/telecom-news/telcos-otts-not-comparable-new-regulation-for-ott-may-hurt-innovation-bif/articleshow/66812461.cms?from=mdr •https://www.techradar.com/news/germany-wants-ott-service-providers-should-be-regulated-like-telcos Private Sector
2019-02-11 2:13:44 PM 2019 Submission 66 Status of efforts to create a US federal privacy framework Data Privacy With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation in effect and US states (e.g., California) adopting privacy regulatory regimes, there is more pressure than ever before for the federal government to adopt a modern privacy framework. Already, work is afoot on the Hill, as well as at key federal agencies like NTIA and NIST. This session should feature policymakers, as well as IGF-USA community member viewpoints, and would (1) educate IGF-USA attendees on the current status of federal privacy framework efforts and how they relate, and (2) provide key perspectives from government, industry, civil society, and other IGF-USA community stakeholders. • https://www.adweek.com/programmatic/sen-marco-rubio-introduces-federal-privacy-legislation-to-supersede-state-laws/ • https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-law-could-be-Congress-model-for-13604213.php • https://www.ajc.com/news/battle-lines-forming-ahead-looming-privacy-law-fight/BD23aBV4VamPNmzrXKX1QO/ • https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2018/ntia-seeks-comment-new-approach-consumer-data-privacy • https://www.nist.gov/privacy-framework Private Sector
2019-02-11 3:00:45 PM 2019 Submission 67 Weighing Security & Privacy Issues In Debate on DNS over HTTPS Cybersecurity · Data Privacy · DNS Mozilla, CloudFlare, Tucows, British Telecom, and PowerDNS would be examples of great candidates to discuss this important issue, and I'd be happy to help pull something like this together. Private Sector
2019-02-11 3:04:56 PM 2019 Submission 68 What has the Internet community learned from a year+ without open WHOIS? What other avenues should be explored? DNS · Trust The digital world should not unduly expose anyone to threats against their physical or economic safety. Digital trust and security in online transactions requires the transparent identification of providers of goods and services and a means of contacting them. The debate continues surrounding the appropriate level of information gathering and access related to the Registrants Directory Serviced known as WHOIS. How close are we to access? Private Sector
2019-02-11 3:11:34 PM 2019 Submission 69 Internet Accessibility Digital Inclusion The internet has produced incredible advances in creating an experience for those with disabilities equivalent to those without disabilities. Further, demographic trends (e.g., the aging Baby Boomer generation) have led to the creation of niche market opportunities to service those with disabilities. Platform owners and the developers who leverage their ecosystems have recognized the responsibility to develop technology that is accessible and usable by everyone, including those with disabilities. This session should feature software developers, policymakers, as well as industry and civil society stakeholders, who can educate, and share perspectives with, IGF-USA member about the latest cutting-edge collaborations in creating internet accessibility for all – both challenges and opportunities. • https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2012/internet-accessibility-internet-use-by-persons-with-disabilities-moving-forward/ • https://marketingland.com/how-to-make-your-content-more-accessible-to-the-visually-impaired-255553 • https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2/5/18210912/websites-ada-compliance-lawsuits Private Sector
2019-02-11 3:27:49 PM 2019 Submission 70 Usage of Internet as an International Development Tool Access The internet is much widespread than ever; however, the pace of internet growth has also slowed down in the last few years; especially, in the underdeveloped countries where different kinds of infrastructure are needed. Some community networks, satellite connectivity and other projects by the likes of Facebook and Google had brought some hope but they soon vanished. The focus on the west is mainly on the usage of internet for developing solutions that are more centric to entertainment; the biggest internet companies are social media firms and internet devices manufacturers and they certainly don't have a vision for using the internet in a way that could benefit the most underdeveloped countries of the world. A great tool as internet can go much more beyond face-filters and 4K movies to becoming a tool for poverty reduction, quality education and beyond. Private Sector
2019-02-11 8:21:08 PM 2019 Submission 73 Platform liability for user content Content Policy · Platform Liability Limits on platform liability are the backbone of net 2.0 since it enabled user-created content. Today, these liability limits are under threat from multiple business and political interests wanting to turn back the clock on the internet economy and reestablish their control over information publication. Debates on platform liability will help educate attendees and viewers on what has enabled massive growth in user-created content online over the last two decades. Private Sector