Operational Approaches Documents Released for the three I&J Programs

Published on
April 23, 2019

Concrete Proposals for Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanisms


The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is delighted to announce the release of Operational Approaches documents for each of its three policy Programs: Data & Jurisdiction Operational Approaches, Content & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches, and Domains & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches. They contain concrete proposals for Operational Norms, Operational Criteria and Operational Mechanisms to address some of the most pressing cross-border legal challenges of the digital 21st century.

Download the Operational Approaches documents by clicking on the icons below:

         Data & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches        Content & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches        Domains & Jurisdiction Program Operational Approaches

This release constitutes an important milestone in the work of stakeholders in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. The Operational Approaches documents have been developed over the course of 10 months by Members of the Programs’ Contact Groups: over 100 distinguished key stakeholders across five continents from governments, international organizations, internet companies, technical operators, civil society and academia (see list below). 

The proposals for concrete Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanism put forth in the Operational Approaches documents intend to provide a common frame of reference for public and private decision-makers in their efforts to develop policy standards and cooperation frameworks.

The Operational Approaches documents will feed into the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network on June 3-5, 2019 in Berlin, which is organized in partnership with the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and institutionally supported by six international organizations: Council of Europe, European Commission, ICANN, OECD, United Nations ECLAC, and UNESCO. On their basis, stakeholders will discuss the Berlin Roadmap to structure the work in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network for the next two years, in preparation for its 4th Global Conference in 2021.

The Operational Approaches documents are the result of a best effort by the Members of the three Programs’ Contact Groups established to address the issues identified by stakeholders in the Ottawa Roadmap of the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network on February 26-28, 2018. The work of the Program’s Contact Groups was facilitated by three neutral Coordinators, appointed by the I&J Secretariat and selected for their outstanding expertise and standing in the community.

The Work Plans of the Ottawa Roadmap identified important structuring questions to further guide interactions within the three Programs of the Policy Network. The Operational Approaches released today are a joint contribution by some of the most engaged experts in this field to advance the ongoing debate on the complex cross-border issues of access to electronic evidence, online content moderation and restrictions, and requests for domain suspensions. They should however not be understood as the result of a formal negotiation validated by the Programs’ Contact Group Members’ organizations.

The proposals for concrete Operational Norms, Criteria and Mechanism put forth in the Operational Approaches documents are intended to provide a common frame of reference for public and private decision-makers in order to help stakeholders take into account the full range of relevant parameters when developing and implementing responsible frameworks, rules and practices to address the issues addressed  within the three I&J Programs.

From Paris to Berlin and beyond: Stakeholders from Around the World Progress Towards Operational Solutions


On November 14-16, 2016, over 200 stakeholders from more than 40 countries gathered at the 1st Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in Paris, France, where they collectively identified Areas for Cooperation for the three Programs, based on Framing Papers summarizing four years of international deliberations in the Policy Network. These Areas for Cooperation served as mandate for three Programs’ Contact Groups, whose Members developed Policy Options outlining tangible pathways to jointly address pressing cross-border legal challenges in cyberspace. These three Policy Options documents then formed the basis for discussions at the 2nd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, on February 26-28, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada. There, for the very first time, stakeholders defined, concrete Common Objectives and detailed Work Plans to jointly develop policy standards and concrete solutions in each Program of the Policy Network. Together, they form the Ottawa Roadmap. To implement the Ottawa Roadmap, Members from around the world worked intensively in the Programs of the Policy Network between July 2018 and April 2019 to develop the present Operational Approaches. They will feed into the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, on June 3-5, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.

Historic Documents and Links

Find additional information about the three I&J Programs and the issues they are addressing by following the links below:

Members of the I&J Programs’ 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

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

Vivek Narayanadas 

Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection Officer 

Shopify

 

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)

 

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

 

Tijani Ben Jemaa  

Executive Director  

Mediterranean Federation of Internet Associations (MFIA)

 

James Bladel  

Vice President of Policy  

GoDaddy

 

Jordan Carter  

Chief Executive  

InternetNZ


Brian Cimbolic  

Vice President and General Counsel  

Public Interest Registry

 

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

 

Crystal Ondo 

Vice President, Corporate Affairs 

Donuts

 

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