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Wednesday, September 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
WS17: Privacy as Innovation II

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Privacy is in this workshop viewed as an area of opportunity and innovation. The success of new innovative services and applications that provide users with control over personal data and social contexts and mounting trends in user strategies to navigate safely and anonymously online, all suggest that a paradigm shift is on its way. This shift entails a shift in focus where protection of privacy rather than being described solely as an area of governance, or as an obstacle to innovation and sharing, can be viewed as the foundation for the evolution of digital media business models that more critically understand digital media as an evolving architecture of human social relations, and privacy as a new basic market demand and an area worth investing in for businesses and society at large.

Privacy as innovation II: The practical principles and implementation

The first “Privacy as Innovation” workshop was held at IGF in Bali 2013 with a general discussion of the discourses concerning privacy and innovation. The follow up workshop “Privacy as Innovation II” will constitute a discussion of the challenges as well as the opportunities of the privacy innovations today and will include innovative ideas from the tech community, civil society, policymakers and youth. It will critically assess the solutions available today and also evaluate present day alternatives. The core aim is to discuss key practical principles for innovations in privacy technologies looking at privacy technologies as an economic and social investment.

The youth perspective:

Youth’s heavy media user demand represents the emerging demand for development and innovation in policy and technical tools that guarantee a contemporary, evolving, fluid and personalized definition of privacy. Their interests and demands provide an insight in the future demands of the market and a fundamental indication of the forthcoming essential drivers for innovation. The youth perspective will thus present a core contribution to the discussions of this workshop.


1.Short introduction to debate by moderator: “Privacy as innovation”

2.Moderated round table discussion

3. Questions from and discussion with remote and onsite participants

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Gry Hasselbalch

Founder, DataEthics/Mediamocracy
- Co founder of the thinkdotank DataEthics.eu. - Co author of Data Ethics – The New Competitive Advantage (Hasselbalch, Tranberg, 2016) - Vice Chair of the IEEE P7006 standard on personal AI agents. - Committee member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethically Aligned design... Read More →


Nathan Bierman

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Hanane Boujemi

Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
Manager of Hivos’ MENA region programme on Internet Governance. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the programme in the Arab region. •Develop and implement programs and activities to build capacity on Internet Governance and policy among civil society organizations... Read More →

Olivia Bang Brinck

Danish Youth IGF

Vyacheslav Cherkasov

Vyacheslav Cherkasov is the Senior Governance and Public Administration Officer of the Development Management Branch in the Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. He has worked there for over... Read More →
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Gitte Bang Stald

Associate Professor, Ph.d., IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
My research areas are digital media, democracy, citizenship, and participation; mobile media and social change; digital youth media cultures; digital literacy; digital media and globalisation. Over the years I have participated in research projects within these areas. Prensently I... Read More →

Pim ten Thije


Pernille Tranberg

Consultant, The Danish Business Authority

Remote Moderators

Sophie Veraart

Communication manager, NL IGF / ECP
Since 2010 I got involved in the Dutch IGF (NL IGF). We think it is quite important for the national internet debate and international developments to be interwoven. Issues that must be dealt with nationally can be put on the international agenda, whereas it is also important for... Read More →

Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm EEST
Workshop Room 02 (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room B2)

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