In early 2017, Microsoft’s president Brad Smith called for a Digital Geneva Convention ‘to implement international rules to protect the civilian use of the Internet’. Microsoft’s proposal has generated extensive discussions: Do we need a convention at all? What clauses should be included? How should it be implemented and enforced? What can we learn from similar processes, and in particular the humanitarian field that inspired Microsoft’s proposal? This session will build on the discussion triggered by Microsoft's proposal, using the expertise, experience, and tradition of Geneva as a place for debates on delicate policy issues.
The event is part of the Geneva Digital Talks series, and it takes places in the context of the Geneva Peace Week.
Join us on 9 November 2017, from 09.30 - 11.00, at the Geneva Internet Platform, WMO building, 2nd floor (Auditorium de Mello), 7 bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva.
Speakers will include:
Representative of Microsoft (tbc)
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