Data & Jurisdiction Policy Options Document

I&J

Published on
November 21, 2017

The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network is pleased to announce the release of the Policy Options Document for its Data & Jurisdiction Program. It will serve as official input to structure discussions in Workstream I on Day 2 of the second Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference of the Policy Network on February 26-28, 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.


This Policy Options Document, prepared by the Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, presents the result of the work of the Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group that was established after the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Paris. This Document lays out key elements to help the development of policy standards and operational solutions concerning cross-border access to data, 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 Data & Jurisdiction Contact Group

Kevin Bankston

Director

Open Technology Institute

Cathrin Bauer-Bulst

e-Evidence Task Force

DG HOME, European Commission

Eduardo Bertoni

Director

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

Google

Brendan Eiffe

Head, Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance

Department of Justice and Equality, Ireland

Jane Horvath

‎Senior Director, Global Privacy Law and Policy

Apple

Gail Kent

Global Public Policy Manager

Facebook

Mark Lange

Director, EU Institutional Relations

Microsoft

Brad Marden

Assistant Director Digital Crime Investigative Support

INTERPOL

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

Telefonica

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