Contact Groups Formed to Implement the Ottawa Roadmap

Published on
August 31, 2018

Three multistakeholder Contact Groups have been established to implement the Ottawa Roadmap and its Work Plans adopted by stakeholders at the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network on February 24-26, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada. The Conference gathered over 200 senior level stakeholders from more than 40 countries, and was organized in partnership with the Government of Canada, and institutionally supported by the OECD, the European Commission, UNESCO, the Council of Europe and ICANN.

The Contact Groups are tasked to develop proposals for policy standards and operational solutions

The Contact Groups are tasked to develop proposals for policy standards and operational solutions based on the Work Plans adopted in Ottawa for the Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction and Domains & Jurisdiction Programs of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. They are comprised of key actors from all five continents from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, leading universities and international organizations. With the full support of the I&J Secretariat, their work will make a significant contribution to enhancing legal interoperability and reducing jurisdictional tensions in cyberspace.


Members

•     Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group

•     Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group

•     Domains & Jurisdiction Contact Group


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, for the first time, actionable Work Plans with common objectives and structuring questions that serve as mandate for the newly created 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

Their work will make a significant contribution to enhancing legal interoperability and reducing jurisdictional tensions in cyberspace.

Read the Ottawa Roadmap

•   Data Workplan (cross-border access to e-evidence)

•   Content Workplan (cross-border content restrictions)

•   Domains Workplan (cross-border domains suspensions).


The results of the Contact Groups’ work will serve as basis for discussions at 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 Germany. They will be released in April 2019 to allow for stakeholder consultations ahead of the 3rd Global Conference.


Coordinators

Each Contact Group is facilitated by a neutral Coordinator. The have been appointed by the Secretariat for their outstanding expertise and standing in the community, and serve in their personal capacity.


Data & Jurisdiction

Robert Young 
Legal Counsel 
Canada, Department of Global Affairs

 

Content & Jurisdiction

Professor Wolfgang Schulz 
Director
Hans-Bredow Institute


Domains & Jurisdiction

Maarten Bottermann,
Director of GNKS Consult and Director, 
ICANN Board


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

Coordinator

Robert Young
Legal Counsel
Canada, Department of Global Affairs


Members

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
Director
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

 

Tonia Gillett
Counsel, Office of Legal Affairs
Interpol

 

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
Apple


Gail Kent
Global Public Policy Manager
Facebook

 

May-Ann Lim
Executive Director
Asia Cloud Computing Organization

 

Sara Marcolla
Specialist, EC3 Internet Governance
Europol

 

Drew Mitnick
Policy Counsel
Access Now

 

Greg Nojeim
Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project
Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

 

Barrack Otieno
Associate 
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)

 

Alberto Rodriguez Alvarez
Advisor to the National Digital Strategy
Mexico, Office of the President

 

Alexander Seger
Executive Secretary, Cybercrime and Convention Committee and Head of Cybercrime Division
Council of Europe

 

Acadia Senese
Law Enforcement and Information Security Counsel
Google

 

Bernard Shen
Assistant General Counsel
Microsoft

 

Christoph Steck
Director, Public Policy and Internet
Telefonica

 

Dan Suter
Director
iJust

 

Dan Svantesson
Professor
Bond University

 

Peter Swire
Professor
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

Coordinator

Wolfgang Schulz
Director
Hans Bredow Institute


Members

Carlos Affonso Souza
Director
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
UNESCO

 

Beatrice Berton
Project Officer
Europol

 

Ellen Blackler
Vice President, Global Public Policy
The Walt Disney Company

 

Agnes Callamard
Director
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
Director
University of Palermo,CELE

 

Harlem Desir
Representative on Freedom of the Media
OSCE

 

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
Google

 

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
WAN-IFRA

 

Nick Pickles
Senior Strategist, Public Policy
Twitter

 

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
Vice-Director
Switzerland, Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)

 

Bernard Shen
Assistant General Counsel
Microsoft


Christoph Steck
Director, Public Policy and Internet
Telefonica

 

Peter Stern
Policy Manager, Stakeholder Engagement
Facebook

 

Coordinator

Maarten Botterman
GNKS Consult Director and Board Director, 
ICANN

 

Members

Benedict Addis
Chair
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
GoDaddy

 

Jordan Carter
Chief Executive
InternetNZ

 

Keith Drazek
Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations
VeriSign

 

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
Associate
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
CEO
Momentous

 

Byron Holland
President and CEO
Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

 

Will Hudson
Senior Advisor for International Policy
Google

 

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
Afilias

 

Paul Mitchell
Senior Director, Technology Policy
Microsoft

 

Cristina Monti
Head of Sector, Internet Governance and Stakeholders' Engagement
European Commission, DG CONNECT

 

Michele Neylon
CEO
Blacknight Internet Solutions

 

Seun Ojedeji
Chief Network Engineer
Federal University of Oye-Ekiti

 

Rod Rasmussen
Principal
R2 Cyber

 

Bryan Schilling
Consumer Safeguards Director
ICANN

 

Jorg Schweiger
CEO
DENIC

 

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