I&J convened

Published on
January 10, 2019

The three multistakeholder Contact Groups of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network’s Programs on Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction and Domains & Jurisdiction convened in Paris for three one-day meetings on January 23, January 24 and February 6, 2019.

The Contact Group meetings marked an important milestone in the work to develop proposals for policy standards and operational solutions ahead of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, which will take place on June 3-5, 2019 in Berlin and is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany with institutional support from the Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, UN ECLAC and UNESCO.

The past year, the three Contact Groups, composed of over 100 members from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations from around the world, have been actively working to develop proposals for solutions to a broad range of cross-border legal issues on the Internet with the overall aim to develop concrete policy options that can be translated into collective action. Their work is based on the three Work Plans of the Ottawa Roadmap adopted at the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network: Data & Jurisdiction Work Plan, Content & Jurisdiction Work Plan and Domains & Jurisdiction Work Plan.

The proposals of the Contact Groups will be released in April 2019 to allow for stakeholder consultations ahead of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

To learn more about the 3rd Global Conference and modalities of participation, visit conference.internetjurisdiction.net

Members of the Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group

Members of the Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group

Members of the Domains & Jurisdiction Contact Group

About the Contact Groups

Following the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, which took place on February 24-26, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada, three multistakeholder Contact Groups were established to implement the Ottawa Roadmap and its Work Plans. In Ottawa, stakeholders made a strong call for joint action and policy coherence: in each of the three Programs of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, they defined actionable Work Plans with common objectives and structuring questions that serve as mandate for the Contact Groups. The reconciliation of the three objectives of fighting abuses, protecting and promoting human rights, and enabling the development of the global digital economy is the guiding principle of their work. 

Building on the methodology of the intersessional work between the 1st and 2nd Global Conferences, the Contact Groups are comprised of senior-level stakeholders from around the world. All members, even if designated officially to represent their entities, serve in their personal capacity.

Each Contact Group is facilitated by a neutral Coordinator. They have been appointed by the Secretariat for their outstanding expertise and standing in the community, and serve in their personal capacity. Learn more about them here


Data & Jurisdiction

Robert Young  

Legal Counsel  

Canada, Department of Global Affairs


Content & Jurisdiction

Professor Wolfgang Schulz  


Hans-Bredow Institute

Domains & Jurisdiction

Maarten Bottermann

Director of GNKS Consult and Director, ICANN Board


Robert Young 

Legal Counsel 

Canada, Department of Global Affairs


Sunil Abraham 

Vice President, Leadership Programs  

Mozilla Foundation


Waiswa Abudu Sallam  

Head Legal Affairs  

Uganda, Communications Commission


Karen Audcent  

Senior Counsel and Team Leader  

Canada, Ministry of Justice


Kerry-Ann Barrett  

Cyber Security Policy Specialist  

Organization of American States (OAS)


Cathrin Bauer-Bulst  

Deputy Head of Unit, Fight Against Cybercrime  

European Commission, DG HOME


Eduardo Bertoni  


Argentina, National Access to Public Information Agency


Joseph Cannataci  

Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy  

United Nations


Jennifer Daskal  

Associate Professor  

American University Washington College of Law


Fernanda Domingos

Federal Prosecutor  

Brazil, Federal Prosecutor's Office of the State of São Paulo


Brendan Eiffe  

Head, Irish Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance 

Ireland, Department of Justice and Equality


Thomas Fitschen  

Director, Cyber Foreign Policy and Cyber Security  

Germany, Federal Foreign Office


Sharon Bradford Franklin  

Director, Surveillance and Cybersecurity Policy

New America Foundation


Eric Freyssinet  

Chief Digital Strategy Officer  

France, Ministry of Interior

Hartmut Glaser  

Executive Secretary 

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)


Nicole Gregory  

Head, Data and Online Harms Policy  

United Kingdom, Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Jane Horvath 

Senior Director, Global Privacy 


Gail Kent  

Global Public Policy Manager 



May-Ann Lim  

Executive Director  

Asia Cloud Computing Organization


Sara Marcolla  

Specialist, EC3 Internet Governance  



Drew Mitnick  

Policy Counsel  

Access Now

Vivek Narayanadas 

Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection Officer 



Greg Nojeim  

Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project  

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)


Barrack Otieno  


Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANET)


Marc Porret  

Senior Legal Officer  

United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED)


Katitza Rodriguez  

International Rights Director  

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)


Alexander Seger  

Executive Secretary, Cybercrime and Convention Committee and Head of Cybercrime Division 

Council of Europe


Acadia Senese  

Law Enforcement and Information Security Counsel  



Bernard Shen  

Assistant General Counsel  



Christoph Steck

Director, Public Policy and Internet  



Dan Suter  




Dan Svantesson


Bond University


Peter Swire  


Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business


Chris Wilson  

Senior Manager, Public Policy (Internet Governance)  

Amazon Web Services


Herbert Gustav Yankson  

Chief Superintendent of Police  

Ghana, Police Service


Moctar Yedaly 

Head, Information Society Division 

African Union Commission


Wolfgang Schulz 


Hans Bredow Institute


Carlos Affonso Souza  


Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio)


Chinmayi Arun

Assistant Professor of Law  

National Law University, Delhi


Susan Benesch  

Executive Director  

Dangerous Speech Project


Guy Berger

Director, Freedom of Expression and Media Development  



Beatrice Berton  

Project Officer  



Ellen Blackler 

Vice President, Global Public Policy 

The Walt Disney Company


Agnes Callamard  


Columbia University, Global Freedom of Expression Project


Maria Paz Canales 

Executive Director 

Derechos Digitales


Mark Carvell  

Head of International Online Policy  

United Kingdom, Department for Culture Media and Sport


Jacques de Werra  

Professor and Vice Rector  

University of Geneva


Agustina Del Campo  


University of Palermo, CELE


Harlem Desir  

Representative on Freedom of the Media  



Azmina Dhrodia  

Researcher, Technology and Human Rights  

Amnesty International


Elena Dodonova  

Administrator, Media and Internet Division  

Council of Europe


Anriette Esterhuysen  

Senior Advisor Internet Governance, Policy and Strategic Planning  

Association for Progressive Communications


Miriam Estrin  

Public Policy Manager  



Raquel Gatto  

Regional Policy Advisor  

Internet Society (ISOC)


Daniel Holznagel  

Legal Officer  

Germany, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

Raman Jit Singh Chima  

Policy Director  

Access Now


David Kaye 

Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression  

United Nations


Edison Lanza  

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression  

Organization of American States (OAS)


Emma Llanso  

Director, Free Expression Project  

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)


Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights  

New America Foundation


Katherine Maher  

Executive Director  

Wikimedia Foundation


Giacomo Mazzone  

Head of Institutional Relations and Members Relations  

European Broadcasting Union (EBU)


Carly McDaniel  

Senior Policy Analyst  

Canada, Department of Public Safety


Corynne McSherry  

Legal Director  

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)


Paul Nemitz  

Principal Advisor  

European Commission, DG JUST


Juan Ortiz-Freuler  

Policy Fellow  

World Wide Web Foundation


Elena Perotti  

Executive Director, Public Affairs and Media Policy  



Nick Pickles  

Senior Strategist, Public Policy  



Jason Pielemeier  

Policy Director  

Global Network Initiative (GNI)


Frederic Potier  

National Delegate 

France, Inter-ministerial Delegation for the Fight against Racism, Antisemitism and anti-LGBT hatred


Thomas Schneider  


Switzerland, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)


Bernard Shen  

Assistant General Counsel  


Christoph Steck  

Director, Public Policy and Internet  



Peter Stern  

Policy Manager, Stakeholder Engagement  




Maarten Botterman 

GNKS Consult Director and Board Director,  ICANN



Benedict Addis  


Registrar of Last Resort (RoLR)


Fiona Alexander  

Associate Administrator, NTIA  

USA, Department of Commerce


Elizabeth Behsudi  

Vice President and General Counsel  

Public Interest Registry


Tijani Ben Jemaa  

Executive Director  

Mediterranean Federation of Internet Associations (MFIA)


James Bladel  

Vice President of Policy  



Jordan Carter  

Chief Executive  



Keith Drazek  

Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations  



Heather Dryden  

Senior Advisor  

Canada, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development


Rita Forsi  

Director General, Superior Institute for Communications and Information Technology  

Italy, Ministry of Economic Development


Jothan Frakes  

Executive Director  

Domain Name Association (DNA)


Grace Githaiga  


Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANET)


Hartmut Glaser  

Executive Secretary  

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)


Rahul Gosain  

Director, IRSME  

India, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology


Rudolf Gridl  

Head of Division, Internet Governance  

Germany, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy


Rob Hall  




Byron Holland  

President and CEO  

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)


Will Hudson  

Senior Advisor for International Policy  



Manal Ismail  

Executive Director, International Technical Coordination  

Egypt, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority


Konstantinos Komaitis  

Director, Policy Development  

Internet Society (ISOC)


Marilia Maciel  

Digital Policy Senior Researcher  

Diplo Foundation


Desiree Miloshevic  

Senior Advisor, International Affairs and Public Policy  



Paul Mitchell  

Senior Director, Technology Policy  



Cristina Monti  

Head of Sector, Internet Governance and Stakeholders' Engagement  

European Commission, DG CONNECT


Michele Neylon  


Blacknight Internet Solutions


Crystal Ondo 

Vice President, Corporate Affairs 



Seun Ojedeji  

Chief Network Engineer  

Federal University of Oye-Ekiti


Rod Rasmussen  


R2 Cyber


Bryan Schilling  

Consumer Safeguards Director 



Jorg Schweiger  




Geo Van Langenhove  

Legal Manager & Data Protection Officer  

European Registry of Internet Domain Names (EURid)


Peter Van Roste  

General Manager  

Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR)


Chris Wilson  

Senior Manager, Public Policy  

Amazon Web Services