Policy Options Documents for the 2nd Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference

Published on
November 21, 2017

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce the release of Policy Options Documents for each of its three Programs: Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains & Jurisdictions. They will serve as official input to structure discussions in the three Workstreams on Day 2 of the second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference of the Policy Network on February 26-28, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.

These Policy Options Documents, prepared by the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, present the result of the work of the three multistakeholder Contact Groups that were established after the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Paris. These documents lay out key elements to help the development of policy standards and operational solutions, in order to preserve the cross-border nature of the Internet, protect human rights, fight abuses, and enable the global digital economy. On this basis, stakeholders are expected in Ottawa to define community mandates to structure further work in the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network.

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An Ongoing Process Towards Operational Solutions

On November 14-16, 2016, over 200 stakeholders from more than 40 countries gathered at the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Paris where they collectively identified Areas of Cooperation. These were summarized by the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in three Framing Papers, which served as basis for the work of the three multistakeholder Contact Groups preparing the second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference. The Contact Groups are composed of respected Members from governments, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations, who are actively involved in finding operational solutions to the Areas of Cooperation identified in Paris.

Between April and November 2017, each Contact Group held seven virtual meetings. The Groups served as neutral space to allow participants to map their respective perspectives, compare approaches, foster policy coherence, and identify possible steps for coordinated actions.

The second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference is organized in partnership with the Government of Canada, and institutionally supported by OECD, UNESCO, Council of Europe, European Commission, and ICANN. It will be a milestone moment to identify concrete focus and priorities to develop policy standards and operational solutions for major jurisdictional challenges. This will define the methodology and roadmap in the lead-up to the third Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Berlin in June 2019, which will be organized in partnership with the Government of Germany.

The following timeline released by the Secretariat explains how the first, second and third Conferences of the Policy Network are interlinked, and how the intersessional work is structured along the three Programs.

Additional Information

Find additional information about the Contact Groups and the issues they are addressing by visiting the Program page of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the Documents page of the 2018 Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference website, or by following the links below:

Members of the multistakeholder Contact Groups

Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group

Kevin Bankston


Open Technology Institute

Cathrin Bauer-Bulst

e-Evidence Task Force

DG HOME, European Commission

Eduardo Bertoni


Data Protection Authority (DNPDP), Argentina

Aaron Cooper

Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division

United States Department of Justice

Jennifer Daskal

Associate Professor

American University Washington College of Law

Fernanda Domingos

Federal Prosecutor

Federal Prosecutor's Office of the State of São Paulo, Brazil

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 Law and Policy


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 on Cybercrime

Ministry of Security and Justice, The Netherlands

Alexander Seger

Executive Secretary, Cybercrime Convention Committee

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

Global Affairs Canada

Content & Jurisdiction Contact Group

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


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 Lopatina

Programme Manager, 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, UK Public Policy


Alexander Schäfer

Deputy Head of Division, Consumer Policy in the Information Society

Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany

Wolfgang Schultz


Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Thiago Tavares



Domains & Jurisdiction Contact Group

Benedict Addis


Registrar of Last Resort (RoLR)

FIona Alexander

Associate Administrator

United States Department of Commerce NTIA

Elizabeth Behsudi

Vice President and General Counsel

Public Interest Registry

Maarten Botterman

Board Member

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Mark Carvell

Senior Policy Adviser, Global Internet Governance Policy

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, United Kingdom

Edmon Chung


DotAsia Organisation

Mason Cole

Vice President, Communications and Industry Relations


Keith Drazek

Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations


Hartmut Glaser

Executive Secretary

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee

Jamie Hedlund

Vice President, Contractual Compliance and Consumer Safeguards

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Byron Holland

President and CEO

Canadian Internet Registry Authority (CIRA)

Désirée Miloshevic

Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor


Paul Mitchell

Senior Director Tech Policy


Cristina Monti

Head of Sector, Internet Governance and Stakeholders' Engagement

European Commission

Alice Munyua


Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Michele Neylon


Blacknight Internet Solutions

Richard Plater

Policy Executive


Rod Rasmussen


Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

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