EFF at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum

September 14, 2010 (All day) to September 17, 2010 (All day)
Vilnus, Lithuania

With the slogan "developing the future together," the fifth annual meeting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum will take place in Vilnus, Lithuania, September 14-17, 2010. The Internet Governance Forum is a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue space first convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to discuss Internet policy issues. More than 1,500 policymakers, technologists, business sector representatives, Euro parliamentarians, intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and others will be participating in the meeting.

EFF staffers are participating in insightful presentations and panel discussions this year, and have co-organized essential workshops about privacy and Internet intermediaries. If you are going to be at this year's IGF meeting, check out the schedule below.

EFF Workshops at IGF

The future of privacy

Organized by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Internet Society (ISOC)
When: Day 1. Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Time: 11:30 - 13:30 pm
Where: Room 4
Featuring:
Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF
Katitza Rodriguez, International Rights Director, EFF

Policy, governance, and participation: Harnessing all aspects of the net for youth activism

Organized by Global Voices Online, Berkman Center For Internet & Society, Youth Coalition on Internet Governance
When: Day 1. Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Time: 9:00-11:00
Where: Room 7
Featuring:
Eddan Katz, International Affairs Director, EFF

Freedom of expression or Access to Knowledge: are we taking the necessary steps towards an open and inclusive Internet?

Organized by the Centre for Internet and Society, India; and Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
When: Day 1. Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Time: 11:30 - 13:30 pm
Where: Room 7
Featuring:
Kurt Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF

Open Forum: Privacy and the management of private information online

Organized by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Sub-Committee on the Media
When: Day 2. Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Where: Room 1
Featuring:
Katitza Rodriguez, International Rights Director, EFF

Governance of Social Media

Organized by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
When: Day 2. Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Time: 11:30 - 13:30 pm
Where: Room 7
Featuring:
Kurt Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF

Freedom of Expression & Internet Intermediaries: where do we go from here?

Organized by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Article 19, Swiss Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM), Global Partners & Associates, Internet Governance Project, Council of Europe
When: Day 2. Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Time: 14:30 - 17:30
Where: Room 2
Featuring:
Eddan Katz, International Affairs Director, EFF

Main Session on Security, Openness and Privacy

When: Day 3. Friday, 16 September 2010
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Where: Main Session Conference Room
Featuring:
Kurt Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF (Respondent from the floor)
Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF (Respondent from the floor)

The Role of Internet Intermediaries in Advancing Public Policy Objectives

Organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
When: Day 3. Thursday, 16 September 2010
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Where: Room 1
Featuring:
Kurt Opsahl, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF

Data in the Cloud: Where does Open Standards Fit In?

Organized by the Centre for Internet and Society, India
When: Day 3. Thursday, 16 September 2010
Time: 14:15 - 16:15
Where: Room 6
Featuring:
Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF

Why we need an Open Web: Open knowledge governance for Innovation

Organized by Creative Commons, Electronic Information for Libraries, Diplo Foundation, OER-Br Project
When: Day 4. Friday, 17 September 2010
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
Where: Room 7
Featuring:
Eddan Katz, International Affairs Director, EFF

Main Session on Cloud Computing

When: Day 4. Friday, 17 September 2010
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Where: Main Session Conference Room
Featuring:
Katitza Rodriguez, International Rights Director, EFF (co-moderator)

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