Web policy experts will join industry heavyweights, tech visionaries and representatives of government and civil society at Europe’s premier internet forum which starts tomorrow.
The theme of this year’s European Dialogue on Internet governance (EuroDIG) in Stockholm is “Who sets the rules for the Internet?”
Some 500 participants will seek answers to this question at the two day event. They will also debate other Internet public policy issues, including freedom of expression online, children and the Internet, intellectual property protection, privacy and security and the fight against cybercrime.
The Council of Europe expert Elvana Thaci is among those taking part.
“There is this shared feeling that we need more clarity in how rights apply online,” she says. “The Council of Europe is working on this question. We will develop a compendium of rights of internet users based on human rights.”
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EuroDIG organisers emphasise that the event recognises the increasing global reliance on the Internet and the demand at all levels in Europe to reach common positions on the common principles of web governed.
Speakers include H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, Minister for Information Technology and Energy of Sweden Anna-Karin Hatt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Carl Bildt, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, and Vice-President of the European Parliament, Alexander Alvaro.
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