#EIFasks – Internet Governance Forum (IGF) preparatory meeting

#EIFasks – Internet Governance Forum (IGF) preparatory meeting


– This year, we’ve seen unprecedented internet scandals with Facebook
and Cambridge Analytica, their interference in
democratic processes. It’s really important that
we talk about fairness, we talk about safety,
we talk about democracy, we talk about transparency. I think it’s about core values this year, that’s what’s really important. And to bring us back to what
governance is all about. And, governance is about all of us. It’s about everybody. We have to reclaim the
internet for the common good. And, we have to engage the
widest group of stakeholders in helping us to make the internet a better place for everybody. – The main team on “trust” is
very important for politicians from the European Parliament
and to really bring the hopes and fears of
the citizens in Europe. Also, to see this global phenomenon, how it will be tackled
so that it can remain open and trusted platform
– internet for all. – I hope and I expect that
since we are now in the unique situation to have three
IGFs in a row in Europe, that we actually as Europeans, manage to transform the
outcomes from one forum to the other in a bit
better and organised way. So, to say, I hope we can build a bridge from Paris to Berlin. And, of course, I see
EuroDIG as the European IGF as one of the pillars within that bridge. – We have a very advanced agenda. If you think about GDPR Cyber Security, what we do in terms of electronic identity and all the DSM measures. So, we think it’s important
to use this agenda, promote it, to also inspire the agenda and the discussion inside the IGF. – Our first priority
is to keep on bringing the voice of the Telecoms industry. It’s very important, which
brings me to the second objective that we have for the week, which is discussing 5G NAI
from an industry perspective. It’s very, very crucial
because these technologies are being developed at a super fast pace. So, we need industry that shows
what they can bring to users in terms of new services, new products, but also in terms of
putting forward our brands and providing trusted solutions. – My expectations for
the IGF 2018 in Paris is that it will be a focused discussion with lots of participants coming to Paris and a discussion on the
highest political level. I’m pleased that the French government will have the President of the Republic join the high-level panel. Issues to be tackled are
really important like IoT, Artificial Intelligence,
Cyber Security, Privacy, all these issues should
be tackled and discussed with all the stakeholders involved.

Danny Hutson

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