Parliament meets Internet. Surveillance, the digital economy & the Open Internet.
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 from 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sponsored by Julian Huppert MP
Renowned experts in Internet Standards, Technologies, Policy and Institutional development debate the emerging trends of the Internet for the UK in the mother of Parliaments at Westminster.
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is meeting for only the second time in London during the first week of March. IETF defines the Standards that make the Internet.
The IETF considers “pervasive monitoring” similar to other security problems in the Internet. The IETF is working to strengthen Internet technology to better defend against this type of attack.
Parliament has asked the Intelligence and Security Committee to beef up oversight of Surveillance and is asking for evidence for its current inquiry on the legislative framework on privacy and security. What is the technical dimension on these issues? What implications emerge from a better understanding of these dynamics for legislators in a digital world?
This will be a unique opportunity to engage legislators and the Internet technical community on these issues. No technical knowledge is expected. Some political and technical know how will hopefully be transferred.
The event will be followed by a reception kindly sponsored by Afilias.
Introductions - Christian de Larrinaga for ISOC UK England
Moderator Matt Warman - Technology Editor - the Daily Telegraph
- Rt. Hon. George Howarth MP - ISC Member - Parliamentary oversight & Surveillance
- Jari Arkko - Chair of the IETF - Internet technical community views on pervasive monitoring
- Ian Brown - Oxford Cyber Security Institute - Is asking for a balance between privacy and security the right question?
- Rt. Hon Mr David Davis MP for Haltemprice and Howden
- Kathy Brown - CEO The Internet Society - Internet Governance in perspective - Open for everyone.
- Dame Wendy Hall The Web Observatory - Data for Everyone
Response by Parliamentarians (tbc) & interventions from the floor
Video by Olivier Crepin Leblond - Chair Internet Society UK England
Reception by kind sponsorship of Afilias - Desiree Miloshevic - Internet Society UK England
When & Where
Christian de Larrinaga - Internet Society UK England
The Internet Society promotes the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.