Mexico hosts Internet Governance Forum 2016

Today, Council of Europe experts will be present at the opening of the 11th Internet Governance Forum in Mexico.

The three day event (6 to 9 December) in Jalisco, brings together government officials, representatives of international institutions, private companies, civil society and academia to focus on cross frontier cooperation to strengthen the protection of privacy and personal data and tackle cybercrime.

In a workshop jointly organised with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the Council of Europe will address the difficulties that law enforcement agencies face in accessing criminal evidence stored online, often on private companies’ servers and abroad in another State’s jurisdiction.

Participants will examine approaches to enable governments to meet their obligations to protect societies and individuals against cybercrime, while respecting rule of law and data protection requirements – including cooperation with the private sector.

The members of the Council of Europe delegation will also participate as panellists in a number of IGF sessions and workshops concerning social media and youth radicalisation; economic, social and cultural rights; surveillance and international human rights law; and multicultural and multi-stakeholder capacity building. They will also take part in a youth internet governance forum.

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