The 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will be held on June 3-5, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. It is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and institutionally supported by the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, UN ECLAC, and UNESCO.

 

The 3rd Global Conference is an important milestone in the ongoing work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. It will gather senior-level key representatives of states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations from around the world to foster policy coherence and advance the development of operational solutions and policy standards for cross-border legal challenges on the internet.

 

Delegates will discuss concrete proposals developed by multistakeholder Contact Groups of the three thematic Programs of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network: Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction and Domains & Jurisdiction.

The results of the intersessional work of over 120 key experts from all stakeholder groups and five continents in these Contact Groups will be released in April 2019 for preparatory consultations. The mandate of their work is the Ottawa Roadmap with Common Objectives and specific Work Plans adopted by over 200 stakeholders from 40 countries at the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

 

Learn more about the Process

 

To complement this policy development process and further increase policy coherence, the inaugural edition of the world’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report – a comprehensive mapping of key trends, actors and initiatives – will moreover be launched on the occasion of the 3rd Global Conference in Berlin.

The event will take place at the Gasometer Berlin. The historical landmark site has been transformed into an innovative events location and will provide the appropriate setting for stakeholders to progress.

 

 

Announcements

Updated program of the three days of the Conference now available
List of already registered participants
The three multistakeholder Contact Groups of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network’s Programs met in Paris to advance proposals for solutions
Venue announcement: The 3rd Global Conference will take place at the Gasometer Berlin
Express your interest to participate in the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
Progress of Contact Groups presented to UN Internet Governance Forum
World’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report to be launched in Berlin
Meet the 100+ Members of the Contact Groups of the three Programs of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. They develop concrete proposals for policy standards and operational solutions based on the Ottawa Roadmap

Participants Include:

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen Deputy Secretary General, OECD
Amani Abou-Zeid Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy, African Union Commission
Mario Cimoli Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Moez Chakchouk Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
David McGovern Associate Deputy Minister, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada
Katherine Maher Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Eva Schulz-Kamm Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Siemens
David Redl Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of Commerce, United States
Bernard Shen Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Nnenna Nwakanma Interim Policy Director, World Wide Web Foundation
Oscar Gonzalez Undersecretary of Regulation, Ministry of Modernization, Argentina
Paul Nemitz Principal Advisor, European Commission, DG JUST
Brian Huseman Vice President, Public Policy, Amazon
Maarten Botterman Coordinator, Domains & Jurisdiction Program, GNKS Consult Director and Board Director, ICANN
Jan Kleijssen Director of Information Society and Action against Crime, Council of Europe
Robert Young Coordinator, Data & Jurisdiction Program and Legal Counsel, Department of Global Affairs, Canada
Wolfgang Schulz Coordinator, Content & Jurisdiction Program and Professor, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Mart Laanemäe Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Federal Republic of Germany, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
Pearse O'Donohue Director for Future Networks, Head of Unit for Cloud and Software European Commission, DG CONNECT
Harlem Désir Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE
Theresa Swinehart ‎Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy and Strategic Initiatives, ICANN
Mary Uduma Chairwoman, Nigerian Internet Governance Forum - NIGF
Amandeep Gill Executive Director of the Secretariat, Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, United Nations
Alan Kessel Assistant Deputy Minister Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser, Department of Global Affairs, Canada
Waiswa Abudu Sallam Head Legal Affairs, Communications Commission, Uganda
Lee Tuthill Counsellor, Trade in Services, WTO
Rudolf Gridl Head of Unit, Internet Governance, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
Thomas Schneider Vice-Director, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), Switzerland
Dan Svantesson Professor, Bond University
Raman Jit Singh Chima Global Policy Director, Access Now
Nikolaj Juncher Wædegaard Deputy Tech Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark
Thomas Blöink Head of Directorate V B, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany
Pablo Bello Executive Director, Inter-American Association Of Telecommunications Companies (ASIET)
Pat Kane Senior Vice President, Naming and Directory Services, VeriSign
Anriette Esterhuysen Senior Advisor on Internet Governance, Advocacy and Strategy, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Jordan Carter Chief Executive, InternetNZ

Enabling Multistakeholder Cooperation

States
Internet
Companies
Technical
Operators
Civil
Society
Academia
International
Organizations

Quotes

  • If nothing is done, many who met [at the first Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network] in Paris worried, the open internet could be a thing of the past within a decade or two. What is needed, they said, is more international co-operation—but not of the old kind.

    The Economist November 21, 2016
  • Achieving policy coherence across jurisdictions should be a top priority. Doing so will require direct, sustained interactions among all stakeholders. Only then can we create a framework to preserve the cross-border nature of the internet, protect human rights, fight abuse, and sustain a truly global digital economy.

    Carl Bildt Former Advisory Group Member and Former Swedish Prime Minister
  • [The Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network] is a unique opportunity for all those actors to make further progress in developing a governance structure that would allow the internet to continue to flourish, while at the same time addressing the problem of harmful abuse. It is a chance that should not be missed. The future of the cross-border internet depends on it.

    Vint Cerf Financial Times Op-Ed by Vint Cerf, Advisory Group Member and Co-Founder of the Internet and Vice-President, Google
  • The internet is broken. Can this group fix it? More than 200 key figures will try to figure out how to set global rules for the web.

    Politico February 25, 2018
  • By convening stakeholders from across the internet community, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is working to develop real, actionable solutions that have the potential to change how the world thinks about, and ultimately cooperates on, some of the most pressing jurisdictional challenges on the internet today.

    Fiona Alexander Advisory Group Member and Associate Administrator, NTIA, Department of Commerce, United States
  • With a faster than expected pace of the digital transformation across all corners of the economy and society around the world, the Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will provide an opportunity for global thought leaders to discuss and find out solutions in order to address these new economic and social changes.

    Wonki Min Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea and Chair, OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy
  • The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has provided sustained momentum to our joint efforts towards fulfilling the call made by NETMundial in 2014 for addressing jurisdiction issues and how they relate to internet governance.

    Benedicto Fonseca Filho Former Advisory Group Member and Director, Department of Scientific and Technological Affairs, Ministry of External Relations, Brazil