"After two days of intensive negotiations with more than 1300 comments and proposals, the NETmundial summit in São Paulo concluded Thursday evening with the expected Multistakeholder Statement. But the document involves numerous compromises and tradeoffs, feeding frustrations and sparking questions about the future."
On a day when Presidet Putin called the Internet a CIA project and the row grew over whether the recent FCC ruling on ISP traffic controls threatened net neutraility, all IG eyes were on NETmundial, and on the final declaration. However, the first report from Day Two of NET Mundial from the Diplo team in Brazil continued soberly: "the lively debate about mass surveillance over the Internet during the NETmundial summit did not materialise in the final multistakeholder declaration. Proof of the diverging views and the difficulties in reconciling them in São Paulo, on many aspects the document follows the compromise language of the United National General Assembly resolution of online privacy. The request that surveillance should be proportional was removed from the final version of the text. This is considered a success for the United States delegation." The remainder of this report can be read on the website of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP).
Key points about the outcome
A later report from Jovan Kurbalija and Vladimir Radunovic, both of whom have been at NETMundial, summarised the outcomes: