at the IGF, Geneva, Dec 18-21

I will be in Geneva in mid-December for the 2017 edition of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), taking place at the United Nations Office at Geneva on December 18-21. The IGF is a global multistakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues related to the Internet. It was convened in 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General. This year’s will the the IGF’s 12th edition.

I will contribute to one of the main sessions, entitled Local interventions, global impacts: How can international, multistakeholder cooperation address internet disruptions, encryption and data flows, and discussing the impacts that national policy initiatives may have on the global Internet environment and the jurisdictional issues still to be solved (December 18). I will address the sub-them of “data flows”, speaking about the challenges that derive from the ongoing platformization of the web. In addition, I have co-organized two exciting workshops, both scheduled for December 21st: Datafication and Social Justice: What challenges for Internet Governance? (WS245), co-organized with Arne Hintz (Data Justice Lab) and Vidushi Marda (Centre for Internet and Society/Article 19) and Fake news, Content Regulation and Platformization of the Web: A Global South Perspective (WS301), co-hosted with Vidushi in the framework of our joint project on content regulation on and by platforms.