EFF at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum

September 27, 2011 (All day) to September 30, 2011 (All day)
Nairobi, Kenya

With the slogan 'Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation', the sixth annual meeting of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 September 2011 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). EFF staffers are participating in insightful presentations and panel discussions this year, and have co-organized essential workshops about privacy, surveillance, and Internet intermediaries. If you are going to be at this year's IGF meeting, check out the schedule below.

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 Workshops at IGF

27 September 2011

Human Rights Come First: a Constitutional Moment for Internet Governance
Organized by: Council of Europe
Time: 09:00 - 10:30
Place: Workshop Room 2 (Conference Room #9)
Featuring: Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director

Dynamic Coalitions Internet Rights and Principles
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: Workshop Room 1 (Conference Room #2)
Featuring: Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director

28 September

Putting your Trust in the Clouds: why Trust Matters to the Open Internet
Organized by:Google
Time: 09:00 - 10:30 am
Place: Conference Room #12 (Workshop 122)
Featuring: Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director

Freedom of Expression on the Net: Current Threats to the Internet’s Architecture That Undermine Citizens’ Rights and the Free Flow of Information
Organized by: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Center for Technology and Society at Getulio Vargas Foundation (CTS/FGV)
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: Workshop Room 3, (Conference Room #10)
Featuring: Kurt Opsahl, EFF Senior Staff Attorney

29 September

Global Trends to Watch: The Erosion of Privacy and Anonymity and The Need of Transparency of Government Access Requests
Organized by: Electronic Frontier Foundation, Panoptykon Foundation and UNESCO.
Time: 09:00 - 10:30
Place: Main Session Room (Conference Room #2)
Featuring:
Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director
Katarzyna Szymielewicz, EDRi-member Panoptykon Foundation

Copyright Under a Magnifying Glass: Thought Provoking Ideas
Organized by: Internet Society
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Place: Workshop Room 5 (Conference Room #12)
Featuring: Kurt Opsahl, EFF Senior Staff Attorney

Main Session: Security, Openness, and Privacy
Organized by: Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG)
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Place: Main Session Room (Conference Room #2)
Featuring: Katitza Rodriguez, EFF International Rights Director

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