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GILC Conference in Ottawa - Report
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- Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 01:22:00 +0100
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FYI, was ich in Ottawa so gemacht habe
>Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 19:07:05 -0400
>From: Marc Rotenberg <email@example.com>
>Subject: GILC Conference in Ottawa - Report
>Here is a brief summary of the GILC conference. Yaman
>Akdeniz produced reports on all of the speeches and
>panel discussions. Links to the reports follow.
>GILC Conference in Ottawa - Report
>The Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GILC) sponsored a
>conference on "The Public Voice in the Development of Internet
>Policy" in Ottawa, Canada on October 7. More than 140 people
>from a dozen countries attended the day-long symposium.
>The conference occurred just prior to an OECD Ministerial
>conference on electronic commerce.
>John Manley, the Canadian Minister of Industry and chair of the
>OECD conference on Electronic Commerce, opened the Public Voice
>conference and thanked GILC for bringing together NGOs. Mr. Manley
>stated that the GILC conference presents an excellent opportunity
>to bring diverse public interest groups together in a structured
>forum to discuss the development of global policy for electronic
>According to Mr. Manley, the GILC concerns have been heard by the OECD
>ministers and there is a link between the two conferences and the
>OECD conference should benefit from a diversity of voices regardless
>of frontiers. In his conclusion Mr. Manley emphasized the importance
>of a "global village", and showed his desire to have a "cyber
>marketplace" which is available to wealthy and poor. "We gather from
>many countries to develop e-commerce in the global village. Our
>challenge is much broader today. Access to the Internet should be
>available to all and at a stage where half of the world population
>did not make a telephone call, this remains a very important
>challenge for consumers and suppliers."
>Mr. Manley was followed by David Johnston, the former Chair of the
>Canadian Information Highway Advisory Council and former Provost of
>McGill University. According to Mr Johnston "we need to establish an
>environment where innovation can thrive, which recognizes that ideas
>and innovation are keys to wealth creation and institutional adoption,
>where change is not feared and strangled." Also governments are
>challenged to adopt themselves in the information age and better
>understanding of the new technologies are needed.
>Next was a panel on Consumer Protection, chaired by Karen Coyle
>of CPSR, that included Benoit De Bayer (Centre de droit de la
>consummation, Belgium), Phillip McKee (National Consumer's League,
>USA), Nathalie St. Pierre, (Fédération Nationale des Associations de
>Consommateurs du Quebec), Louise Sylvan (Vice President of Consumers'
>International and Chief Executive of the Australian Consumers'
>Association) and Bjorn Erik Thon (Consumer Council of Norway)
>The second panel focused on Free Speech and Access. It was chaired
>by Barry Steinhardt of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and
>featured Yaman Akdeniz (Cyber-Rights and Cyber-Liberties UK),
>Pippa Lawson (Public Interest Advocacy Center), Meryem Marzouki
>(Imaginons un Reseau Internet Soldaire), Sid Shniad (BC
>Telecommunications Workers Union), Rigo Wenning (Fîrderverein
>Informationstechnik undGesellschaft), and James Dempsey (Center
>for Democracy and Technology)
>The luncheon speaker was Stephen Law, the privacy commissioner
>for Hong Kong. Mr. Lau spoke about the need to protect dignity
>in the on-line world.
>The third panel was chaired by Deborah Hurley, director of
>the Harvard University Information Infrastructure Project,
>and look at issues related to Privacy and Encryption. Speakers
>on this panel included. Speakers on this panel included David
>Banisar (Electronic Privacy Information Center), Ulf Bruhan
>(European Commission, DG XV), David Jones (Electronic Frontier
>Canada and Computer Science Professor, McMaster University),
>Viktor Mayer-Schonberger (University of Vienna, Austria /
>Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), and
>Jim Savary (York University).
>The final panel was on Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century
>and was chaired by Marc Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy
>Information Center. The speakers were Harry Hochheiser (Computer
>Professionals for Social Responsibility), Jagdish Parikh
>(Human Rights Watch), Edwin Rekosh (Public Interest Law
>Initiative in Transitional Societies), Felipe Rodriguez
>(Electronic Frontiers Australia) and Laurie Wiseberg
>(Human Rights Internet).
>The GILC participants and other NGOs representatives produced
>a statement that was later forwarded to the OECD Ministers.
>Complete conference reports:
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/manley.html (Manley speech)
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/johnston.html (Johnston speech)
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/panel1.html (consumer protection)
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/panel2.html (speech and access)
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/lau.html (Lau speech)
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/panel3.html (privacy and encryption)
>http://www.gilc.org/events/ottawa98/panel4.html (human rights)
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