Legal Instruments for the Internet Economy workshop

14 September 2015 - 19 September 2015

Malta

DiploFoundation is organising the ninth edition of the intensive pan-Commonwealth workshop, on Legal Instruments for the Internet Economy, on behalf of the Government of Malta and in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat. The workshop will be held in Malta, on 14-19 September 2015.

Legal and regulatory infrastructures are recognised as a crucial component and enabler in the Internet economy. A plethora of issues need to be addressed by both developing and developed countries, spanning areas such as: the commercial environment, data-protection and freedom of information, regulation of the telecommunications sector and competition law, and governance of the Internet with focus on cybercrime and cybersecurity.

In September 2015, Diplo will present the 9th edition of the intensive pan-Commonwealth workshop, on Legal Instruments for the Internet Economy. The workshop aims to:

  • Sensitise policy-makers and senior public service officials to a comprehensive range of legislative and regulatory issues that need to be addressed for a sustainable and robust Internet economy in line with the principles of Good Governance.
  • Illustrate different approaches taken and experiences gleaned through the adoption of model laws, regulatory mechanisms, and other frameworks;
  • Provide an understanding of emerging issues and contemporary international dialogue on issues such as e-commerce, cybercrime, privacy, and IPR;
  • Integrate analytical discussions and knowledge-exchange during each session;
  • Discuss barriers and solutions, and next steps for implementing theory into practice;
  • Summarise the lessons learned, provide additional resources, and facilitate long-term discussions on the various legal and regulatory issues among the delegates;
  • Facilitate policy immersion of delegates within the wider community of digital policy and Internet governance professionals, and encourage continuity through long-term networking among the participants, facilitators, and community.

The workshop is being organised on behalf of the Government of Malta and in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat, and is intended primarily for government officials and professionals holding senior to middle management positions related to ICT and telecoms regulation.

Applicants from Commonwealth countries may apply for a scholarship which covers the costs of the training course and accommodation.

Learn more about the workshop, including programme, faculty, fees and sponsorship application, by visiting the workshop webpage.