Input Documents about to be Released for 2nd Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference

Published on
October 27, 2017

"Policy Options" documents reflecting discussions in three "Contact Groups" set up in 2017 are being finalized and will serve as input for the second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Ottawa on February 26-28, 2018. 

To advance the results of the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference, which was organized in Paris, in partnership with the Government of France in November 2016, the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has set up in 2017 three multistakeholder Contact Groups - one for each of its programs. 

Comprised of respected members from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations, each Contact Group gathers about 20 actors that are actively involved in finding operational solutions to the Areas of Cooperation identified in Paris by over 200 participants from more than 40 countries.

The Contact Groups on Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains & Jurisdiction started their respective work in April 2017 with the goal to map and identify concrete Policy Options for the Areas of Cooperation identified at the Paris Conference and summarized by the Secretariat in the following three Framing Papers.

Download the papers by clicking on the icons below:

Internet & Jurisdiction Problem Framing: Cross-border Access to User Data        Internet & Jurisdiction Problem Framing: Cross-border Content Takedown        Internet & Jurisdiction Problem Framing: Cross-border Domain Suspension

The meetings of the three Contact Groups served as a neutral space for ongoing interactions to promote policy coherence among diverse initiatives and identify possible steps for joint action.

Between April and October 2017, over 60 representatives worked in the three Contact Groups intensively across time zones and stakeholder groups. Each group met virtually seven times and used mailing lists to identify with the support of the Secretariat what operational solutions and policy standards can be pragmatically achieved through multistakeholder coordination and cooperation.

The results of their work will be released in November 2017 in the form of “Policy Options” to allow for deliberations within and between stakeholder groups. They will subsequently be tabled as input documents at the second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference on February 26-28, 2018, which is organized in Ottawa by the I&J Secretariat in partnership with the Government of Canada, and institutionally supported by the OECD, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and ICANN.

The Conference in Ottawa will be a critical moment to build on the results of this work and decide on concrete focus, priorities, as well as a clear methodology and roadmap to develop in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network operational solutions for submission at the third Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in 2019.

Learn more about the methodology of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network between the first, second and third Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conferences.

Members of the three Contact Groups

Content & Jurisdiction

Chinmayi Arun

Executive Director, Centre for Communication Governance

National Law University, Delhi

Luca Belli

Senior Researcher

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School

Theo Bertram

Google Policy Strategy, EMEA


Ellen Blackler

Vice President, Global Public Policy

The Walt Disney Company

Adeline Champagnat

Advisor to the Prefect in Charge of the Fight Against Cyberthreats

Ministry of Interior, France

Raquel Gatto

Regional Policy Advisor

Internet Society (ISOC)

Elfa Ýr Gylfadóttir

Director, Media Commission

Ministry of Communications, Iceland

Xianhong Hu

Assistant Programme Specialist, Communications and Information


Daphne Keller

Director of Intermediary Liability

Stanford Law School, Center for Internet and Society

Gail Kent

Global Public Policy Manager


Edison Lanza

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

Organization of American States

Judith Lichtenberg

Executive Director

Global Network Initiative

Elena Dodonova

Administrator, Media and Internet Division

Council of Europe

Rebecca MacKinnon

Director, Ranking Digital Rights

New America Foundation

Jeremy Malcolm

Senior Global Policy Analyst

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Frane Maroevic

Director, Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media


Gregory Mounier

Head of Outreach at European Cybercrime Centre (EC3)


Paul Nemitz

Principal Advisor

DG JUST, European Commission

Nick Pickles

Head of Public Policy and Government, UK and Israel


Alexander Schäfer

Deputy Head of Division, Consumer Policy in the Information Society

Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany

Wolfgang Schulz


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Thiago Tavares



Data & Jurisdiction

Kevin Bankston


Open Technology Institute

Cathrin Bauer-Bulst

Deputy Head of Unit, Fight Against Cybercrime

DG HOME, European Commission

Eduardo Bertoni


Argentina, National Access to Public Information Agency

Aaron Cooper

Senior Counsel, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

United States, Department of Justice

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

Lanah Kammourieh Donnelly

Public Policy Manager


Brendan Eiffe

Head, Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance

Department of Justice and Equality, Ireland

Jane Horvath

Senior Director, Global Privacy


Gail Kent

Global Public Policy Manager


Mark Lange

Director, EU Institutional Relations


Brad Marden

Assistant Director Digital Crime Investigative Support


Greg Nojeim

Senior Counsel and Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project

Center for Democracy & Technology

Erik Planken

Senior Policy Advisor Cybercrime, Law Enforcement Department

The Netherlands, Ministry of Security and Justice

Alexander Seger

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

Council of Europe

Christoph Steck

Director, Public Policy and Internet


Dan Svantesson

Co-director of the Centre for Commercial Law

Bond University

Peter Swire

Professor of Law and Ethics

Georgia Tech University

Robert Young

Legal Counsel, Criminal, Security, and Diplomatic Division

Canada, Department of Global Affairs

Domains & Jurisdiction

Benedict Addis


Registrar of Last Resort (RoLR)

FIona Alexander

Associate Administrator for International Affairs

United States, Department of Commerce NTIA

Maarten Botterman

Board Director


Mark Carvell

Head of International Online Policy

United Kingdom, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Edmon Chung


DotAsia Organisation

Mason Cole

Vice President, Communications and Industry Relations


Keith Drazek

Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations


Elizabeth Behsudi

Vice President and General Counsel

Public Interest Registry

Hartmut Glaser

Internet Networking Consultant and Contractor

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (

James Hedlund

Vice President, Reviews


Byron Holland

President and CEO

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

Désirée Miloshevic

Senior Advisor of International Affairs and Public Policy


Paul Mitchell

Senior Director, Tech Policy


Cristina Monti

Head of Sector, Internet Governance and Stakeholders' Engagement

European Commission, DG CONNECT

Alice Munyua


Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Michele Neylon


Blacknight Internet Solutions

Richard Plater

Policy Executive


Rod Rasmussen


R2 Cyber

Peter Van Roste

General Manager

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

Thomas Schneider

Ambassador, Director of International Affairs

Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), Switzerland