What, if anything, should we do about extremist content on the Internet? What is the role of Internet companies in promoting free expression and privacy around the world? How should we manage data requests from law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world, when countries have different privacy protections and different laws?
The Global Network Initiative and the Center for Internet and Society will host an all-day Learning Event on Wednesday December 2nd at Stanford Law School covering some hot topics for free expression and digital privacy.
Lunch will be served.
No cost for registration.
Registration from 9am
Event commences at 9.30am and finishes at 5pm.
9.30am – Introductions/Opening Remarks
Introduction: Kath Cummins, Global Network Initiative
Jennifer Stisa Granick – Director of Civil Liberties, Center for Internet & Society, Stanford Law School
Mark Stephens, CBE – Board Chair, Global Network Initiative
Panel Session and Q&A: Addressing Extremist Content Online
9.45am – 11.15am
How should we approach extremist content to best promote free expression, privacy, diversity, personal and national security?
Moderator: Rob Mahoney – Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists; GNI Board member
Jason Pielemeier – Special Advisor and Section Lead, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US State Department (remote participant)
Rachel Gillum Jackson – Associate, Rice Hadley Gates
Juniper Downs – Senior Counsel, Public Policy at Google; Head of Policy for YouTube Adil Haq – Staff Attorney, Muslim Advocates
Yolanda Rondon – Staff Attorney, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Cynthia Wong – Senior Internet Researcher, Human Rights Watch
15 minute break
Panel Discussion and Q&A: Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties
11.30am - 12.45pm
The antiquated, pre-Internet era system that governments use to share the cross-border data required for law enforcement is under severe stress. What are the options for reforming the mutual legal assistance system? How can we ensure reform will promote advances in global human rights?
Matthew Perault – Head of Policy Development, Facebook
Presentations, Roundtable discussion and Q&A:
Human Rights/Digital Rights
In this session we will hear presentations on two projects designed to assess the extent to which private companies promote and respect the digital rights of users. Rebecca MacKinnon, Director of the Ranking Digital Rights project, will discuss the newly released Corporate Accountability Index, and Amos Toh, Legal Advisor to UN Special Rapporteur for Freedom of opinion and Expression, David Kaye, will discuss the new mandate to examine the responsibility of the ICT sector to promote and protect freedom of expression in the digital age. Following the presentations, company representatives will respond to and discuss the presentations and discuss the global increase in government requests for use information. We will also hear responses from GNI Executive Director Judith Lichtenberg, and from Dunstan Allison- Hope from Business for Social Responsibility.
Rebecca Mackinnon – Ranking Digital Rights
Amos Toh - Legal Advisor to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of Freedom of Opinion and Expression.
Roundtable discussion and Q&A
20 minute break for snack
Discussion: EU Safe Harbor: What next?
3.35pm – 4.50pm
Moderator/Interviewer: Jennifer Stisa Granick - Director of Civil Liberties, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
Tracy Shapiro – Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Henry Farrell, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University
4.50pm – Closing remarks