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"After Snowden, Whither Internet Freedom?" at this year's Cyber Dialogue Conference

By Raelene Loong

2 April, 2014

CISS Director James Der Derian recently attended and participated at this year's Cyber Dialogue Conference, presented by the Canada Centre for Global Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Cyber Dialogue PictureThis year's Cyber Dialogue invited a selected group of participants to address the question "After Snowden, Whither Internet Freedom?" What are the likely reactions to the Snowden revelations going to be among countries of the global South? How will the Freedom Online Coalition respond? What is the future of the “multi-stakeholder” model of Internet governance? Does the “Internet Freedom” agenda still carry any legitimacy? What do we know about “other NSA’s” out there? What are the likely implications for rights, security, and openness in cyberspace of post-Snowden nationalization efforts, like those of Brazil’s?

As in previous Cyber Dialogues, participants including Professor Der Derian will be drawn from a cross-section of government (including law enforcement, defence, and intelligence), the private sector, and civil society. In order to canvass worldwide reaction to the Snowden revelations, this year’s Cyber Dialogue will include an emphasis on thought leaders from the global South, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

For more information about the Cyber Dialogue Conference, visit the official website here.

Contact:Raelene Loong
Phone: 61 2 9351 7663 (Mon & Tues)

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