I&J contributed

Published on
November 3, 2022

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Town Hall at IGF 2022, took place on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm EAT, provided stakeholders with an update on the work in 2021/2022. The IGF was organized in hybrid format at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 28 to December 2, 2022. 

Watch the recording of the event, starting at 8:00:00 in this video.

The session presented the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Regional Status Report "Framing, Mapping and Addressing Cross-Border Digital Policies in Africa", which was formally launched on November 28, 2022. The Town Hall invited attendees to participate in an interactive discussion on the important trends and issues around cross-border digital policies in Africa. Read about the report and IGF launch session here.

Marking the 10th-anniversary of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Contact Group members shared updates on the work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Policy Programs (Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains & Jurisdiction) developing concrete proposals to support legal interoperability in specific policy areas related to domains names system abuse, content moderation and access to electronic evidence. 

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network also shared updates on the progress and outcomes of the Datasphere Initiative. This not-for-profit foundation seeks to build agile frameworks to responsibly unlock the value of data for all. Read about the Datasphere Initiative’s recent incorporation as a not-for-profit foundation in Switzerland here.

• More information about the IGF is available here

• Check other IGF sessions where I&JPN participated in.

• To learn more about data governance, check the workshops on Cross-Border Data Sharing for Public Safety and Trustworthy Data Flows, where Datasphere Initiative team members participated.