UK-IGF 2013 agenda

Agenda for UK-IGF 2013 event

10 September 2013- Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP.

Remote participation for the event is kindly provided by ISOC and is available here.  (Meeting Number: 926 134 073; password: internet). 

09.00     Registration & coffee

09.20     Welcome from Alun Cairns MP (Event Chair)

09.30     Keynote speech from Hon Ed Vaizey Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries

10.00     Balancing Online Data protection with Rights of the Child


  • Alun Cairns MP (Moderator)
  • Susie Hargreaves, IWF
  • Simon Milner, Facebook
  • Professor Andy Phippen, Plymouth University
  • Javier Ruiz, Open Rights Group

Privacy is an important aspect of our lives, both offline and online. Children who have been sexually abused and have the images and videos of their abuse being distributed online have their privacy violated every time somebody sees, downloads or redistributes those images and videos.

 Is there a conflict between, on the one hand, the right for privacy and data protection and, on the other hand, the fight against online crime? Do we need to find a balance between online data protection and the rights of the child or is there actually no conflict?  Can we successfully fight the availability of online images and videos of child sexual abuse without interfering with other internet users’ privacy and data protection?  And what are the rights and responsibilities for both the internet users as well as the people trying to combat the availability of these images and videos?

11.30     Break (15 mins)

11.45     Childnet Youth – expectations for Bali IGF

Lead by Lucinda Hasell, Childnet International with members of the Childnet Youth IGF delegation

12.00     What do we want from the IGF?


  • Dr Vicki Nash, Oxford Internet Institute (Moderator)
  • Mark Carvell, DCMS
  • Lesley Cowley OBE, Nominet
  • Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners & Associates
  • Kate Russell, freelance journalist

This session will examine questions such as: What do we (the UK) want from the IGF (eg: priority topics and method of working)? And how would we like the IGF to evolve?

13.00     Lunch

13.45 Parallel workshops x3  (90 mins)

 a) Identity & Trust (BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT)  – Beaumont & Sidney Room

Remote participation for this workshop is available in the main webex room here.  Meeting Number: 926 134 073; Password: internet. 


  • Andy Smith, BCS (Moderator)
  • John Bullard, Identrust
  • William Heath, Mydex

Identity assurance is a key issue for a successful digital economy. In order to provide adequate identity assurance for the risk profiles of different interactions and transactions you need a global understanding of cultural norms. These can then be combined with a pragmatic framework to enable e-commerce to flourish.

This workshop will explore 4 key areas: Incentives, liability model, identity as a form of currency on the Internet and protection against identity theft and fraud.

b) Internet governance principles in a changing international environment (Global Partners) – Bartholomew Suite

Remote participation for this workshop is available here.  Meeting Number: 923 358 977; Password: internet


  • Matthew McDermott, Access Partnership (Moderator)
  • Kevin Brind, FCO
  • Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths/Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IGF) – remote panellist
  • Nigel Hickson, ICANN
  • Malcolm Hutty, LINX
  • Matthew Shears, CDT

This session will explore UK’s role in current international debates on internet governance principles. As internet-related public policy takes centre stage in a number of international forums the need for a principled approach becomes ever more critical. In recent years there have been many national and international attempts to define internet governance principles. This year a central theme at the global IGF is looking at how to put these various threads together in what some are calling a “constitutional moment for the internet”. This panel will familiarise the audience with notable national and international initiatives, outline the current state of debate, and discuss the UK’s role in this context. The audience will have a chance to  feed into recommendations for UK’s engagement in various international discussions by highlighting core values that should be enshrined in any principles supported by the UK.

c)       UK priorities for the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace (Foreign & Commonwealth Office) – Harpley Suite

Remote participation for this workshop is available here.  Meeting Number: 929 205 883; password: internet. 


  • Jamie Saunders, FCO (Moderator)
  • Dr Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Gabrielle Guillemin, Article 19
  • Konstantinos Komaitis, ISOC
  • David Pollington, Microsoft

A presentation on the aims and objectives of the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace, taking place in October, just before the IGF in Bali.  This is the third in a series of international conferences starting with the London Conference on Cyberspace in 2011.  Inspired by the Foreign Secretary’s call for the development of norms of acceptable behaviour in cyberspace, the conference will consider the following six themes:

Economic growth & development; Cybersecurity; The Social & cultural benefits of cyberspace; Cybercrime; International security &Capacity building

15.15     Break (15 mins)

15.30     Feedback from workshops

Streaming from the main conference room will continue in the main webex room here.  Meeting Number: 926 134 073; Password: internet. 


  • Andy Smith, BCS
  • Matthew McDermott, Access Partnership
  • Jamie Saunders, FCO

15.45     Infrastructure issues – IPV6 & Spam


  • Olivier Crepin-Leblond, ISOC England
  • Mark Carvell, DCMS
  • TBC, OFT

A presentation of the recent results of the ISOC UK England IPv6 Matrix Project which tracks the connectivity of the most significant Web servers in the UK and checks for their IPv6 capability, followed by a discussion as to why the UK is trailing behind in the adoption of this key technology when compared with our European neighbours. 

Action against spam was included in the controversial International Telecommunications Regulations in Dubai in December. The Bali IGF provides an opportunity to examine this problem in a more informed multi-stakeholder context. Policymakers and technical experts will come together to examine the scale of the problem, especially for networks in developing countries, and identify possible solutions and opportunities for cooperation, for example under the London Action Plan. What can the UK bring to the session in Bali in terms of expertise and experience?

 16.45     Close

17.00     Networking Reception sponsored by Internet Society

18.00 Close

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