GNI Member Sessions – RightsCon 2018

From 16-18 May representatives from GNI’s academic, civil society, company, and investor members will join over 2,000 others from the global digital rights community for RightsCon 2018.

GNI staff are leading discussions on the nature and impacts of network disruptions and the new and increasing legislative pressures on companies to be held liable for content on their platforms, as well as a main-stage session on developments in cross-border search engine regulation (full descriptions below).

GNI members are putting together extensive programming on issues around a free, open, and secure internet, a great opportunity to learn more about issues affecting free expression and privacy in the ICT sector. See the full list of sessions led by GNI members or contact us at [email protected] to connect in Toronto and learn more about our work.

GNI Sessions

Day One, May 16, Room 204A: “Paralysis through disruption: underscoring the full impact of network disruptions in order to activate non-ICT organizations.”

Jan Rydzak, Phd Candidate
Zak Rogoff, #KeepItOn Fellow, AccessNow
Yves Nissim, Orange
Marti Flaks, North America Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Center
Julie Owono, Internet Sans Frontieres

Day Two, May 17, Room 204B, “Shooting the messenger: the rise of intermediary liability around the world”

Heather West, Mozilla (moderator)
Elonnai Hickok, Center for Internet & Society, India
Representative from Facebook
Rachel Wolters, Engine Advocacy

Day Three, May 18Village Main Stage: “Lawbitrage: developments in cross-border search engine regulation”

Carolina Botero, Fundacion Karisma (moderator)
Alex Walden, Google
Prof. Michael Geist, University of Ottawa