The Global Commission on Internet Governance (ourinternet.org) was established in January 2014 to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance. The two-year project is conducting and supporting independent research on Internet-related dimensions of global public policy, culminating in an official commission report.
I was invited in June this year to discuss an interim statement – Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security – with Dame Professor Wendy Hall and Sir David Omand at a Web Science Institute event.
The core elements advocated in building the new social compact are:
- Privacy and personal data protection as a fundamental human right
- The necessity and proportionality of surveillance
- Legal transparency and redress for unlawful surveillance
- Safeguarding online data and consumer awareness
- Big data and trust
- Strengthening private communications
- No back doors to private data
- Public awareness of good cyber-security practices
- Mutual assistance to curtail transborder cyber threats.
The full video of this session is available on YouTube. Here is what I had to say on behalf of the hi:project …