Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2020 Synthesis Document – Draft 0

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 1 Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 Cybersecurity covers protection of Internet infrastructure from innumerable cyberthreats that can cause harm to socio-economic activities and processes, as well as democratic processes. This may lead to human rights abuses and stifle innovation. Strengthening cybersecurity requires that all stakeholders understand these threats and how to counter them. As the Internet is ubiquitous, every individual is entitled to feel safe in using the Internet to perform legitimate activities and transactions without the fear of loss of money, personal information, reputation or freedom. However, with the tremendous increase in human activities being mediated through digital platforms, many surveys show a large decline in trust in the Internet.

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  • What methodologies and tools are needed to help people use the Internet and digital technology with confidence?
  • Which regulatory approaches can increase trust between users and platforms?
  • What are the roles of all stakeholders in building online trust?
  • What is the role of the media in building online trust?

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7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 3 Everyone should be given the opportunity to use the Internet to receive and impart information regardless of their socio-economic status, gender, age, or beliefs. Affordable and reliable access must be provided – using a range of different approaches – equally to all sectors of the community, whether rural or urban, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, marginalized communities, more recently established populations, or new immigrants and refugees. Norms and standards-making must reflect the diversity of individual experiences, cultures and legitimate developmental needs in all societies, encouraging people to create local content on the Internet in their own languages.

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  • What technical and organizational approaches are required for affordable and reliable access for all?
  • Which methodologies and tools are required to make the Internet and digital technologies more inclusive and diverse?
  • In terms of access provision and inclusion, what regulatory approaches and best practices need to be in place?
  • What are the roles of all stakeholders in access provision and inclusion, and the provision of education and training for information literacy and digital literacy, including the responsible exercise of these skills with respect for other people?

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12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 1 Human Rights and Ethics

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 2 Human rights (as defined by international human rights instruments and conventions) and ethics must be at the core when developing online applications and services as well as the design of regulatory approaches and normative frameworks governing the Internet. Placing the interest of individuals and societies at the centre of how the Internet is managed and regulated is essential for ensuring rights are upheld and generates trust and responsible infrastructure management across the network of networks. Evidence of various violations gathered through Internet governance processes should form the basis for reviewing existing frameworks and practices towards enabling legal protections and the development and modernisation of laws and policies, as well as other regulatory approaches.

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  • Are refinement of definitions and interpretations under national law and regulations focusing on digital rights needed?
  • What ethical codes, standards and best practices as well as regulatory approaches are needed to translate the debates around human rights and ethics into implementable actions?
  • What is the role of governments in the protection of human rights online and how does this include the open and inclusive participation of all stakeholders, including civil society and the technical community?

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17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 Innovation and Development

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 3 As development needs grow larger across the globe, Internet-based technologies, applications and online services are now under a lot of pressure and scrutiny to deliver development solutions at scale. By the same token, they are seen as the mechanisms to manage data used to monitor the progress around the Sustainable Development Goals agenda, as well as to underpin many of its targets.

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 Technological innovation and the evolution of the Internet and its applications has facilitated the development of the digital economy and substantial advancements in all areas of human development, for example science, agriculture, health and education.

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 For innovation to benefit all, an understanding of business models and the strength behind diversified providers, in particular incentives for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as well as start-ups and grassroots communities, is important for design, development and use.

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 1 With so many emerging technologies, and existing technologies continuously evolving, it is paramount to adhere to principles such as environmental protection, privacy and security by design, openness and collaboration, and to guide from design to growth, specially in light of large scale applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, big data and the Internet of Things, as well as production of devices and content.

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  • How can we ensure that such principles, ethical codes and standards underlie the approach for innovation around law and regulations in the Internet industry?
  • How can best practices help build bridges and consensus for technological development aligned with human development?
  • How can the IG ecosystem ensure open participation and meaningful engagement of all stakeholders as the digital transformation quickly progresses?

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