Trends in discussion on privacy at IGF 2015

Privacy has been the common denominator in many discussions at the IGF 2015. The following trends have been emerging:

  • Privacy must be protected on the global level. Joseph A. Cannataci (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy) said that people need ‘safeguards withou borders’ and ‘remedies across borders’.
  • The treatment of personal data must be public and transparent, and that unless the rights to privacy and freedom of expression are considered complimentary, society is unlikely to trust the sharing of data.

For detailed reports from the IGF sessoins consult: Workshop 114 | Workshop 124 | Workshop 153 |