I&JPN Secretariat Presents Outcomes to the Swiss Plateforme Tripartite 

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May 5, 2021

On May 5, 2021 the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network presented recent outcomes to the Swiss Plateforme Tripartite. The meeting provided an opportunity for Swiss stakeholders to learn more about the Policy Network and exchange on internet governance.

The tripartite platform was set up for Switzerland’s  preparation for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and is headed by OFCOM, the Swiss Communications Authority. It also serves as an information hub and exchange platform for the implementation and follow-up of the WSIS summit. It is open to all interested parties from the national administration, the private sector, civil society and the internet community.

The I&JPN Presentations underscored the practical outcomes recently produced in the form of Policy Toolkits for policymakers and practitioners seeking to develop better policies for the digital era.


The event also provided an update on I&JPN’s activities to share knowledge through the I&J Status Reports and regional activities.


Participants also engaged in a discussion on the different concerns around governing data and data flows including the findings of the recent I&JPN Report “We Need to Talk About Data: Framing the Debate Around the Free Flow of Data and Data Sovereignty”. 


Participants discussed the applicable use of the I&JPN Toolkits and discussion on data underscored the need to find innovative ways to use data and give maximum control to individuals for the benefit of the society as a whole. New governance mechanisms and incentives were highlighted as necessary to help build trust.