Big tech accountability? Read how we got here in  The Closing of the Net 

I was honoured to be invited to present at the Ukrainian Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on 30 September. The panel was Internet and Human Rights. I spoke about how blocking and filtering technologies enable interference with freedom of expression and how the collection of communications traffic data engages the right to privacy. It was a great experience to make such a presentation in a country that is

building up its democratic institutions, and seeking to learn how European law functions in this context. I learned that Ukraine is taking its first steps with data protection law, and wants to improve broadband coverage. I also found out that it is being lobbied by the copyright industries who want a new law for enforcement on the Internet, without a court ruling.

My slides were translated into Ukranian which was an interesting challenge as a presenter. The slide pictured is explaining the European Convention on Human Rights – Article 8 – right to privacy, Article 10 - right to freedom of expression, Article 11 – right to freedom of assembly, and Article 6 right to due process. I was pleased to get some very nice feedback and very much enjoyed the day.

 

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Copyright Enforcement Enigma launch, March 2012

In 2012, I presented my PhD research in the European Parliament.

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Iptegrity.com is the website of Dr Monica Horten. I’ve been analysing analysing digital policy since 2008. Way back then, I identified how issues around rights can influence Internet policy, and that has been a thread throughout all of my research. I hold a PhD in EU Communications Policy from the University of Westminster (2010), and a Post-graduate diploma in marketing. I am on the Advisory Council of the Open Rights Group.  I’ve served as an independent expert on the Council of Europe  Committee on Internet Freedoms, and was involved in a capacity building project in Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine. For more, see About Iptegrity

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