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Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Justice and Jurisdiction and the Rule of Law [clear filter]
Wednesday, June 12


Internet Regulation - The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: A model for regulatory effectiveness
This session will address the growing, global appetite for Internet regulation, and will set out a model for consideration by policy stakeholders which maps to the Internet stack. Indicators for the effectiveness of Internet regulation will be discussed, and the impact of regulations having extra-territorial reach will be examined using key case studies. Active debate throughout the session will be encouraged by the co-moderators.


Sally Shipman Wentworth

Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society

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Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Senior Manager, Middle East, ICANN
Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working... Read More →
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Sandro Gianella

Public Policy EMEA, Stripe

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Oya 1 (Laico)


Outcomes of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and Presentation of the Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report
The Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will inform the participants of RightsCon Tunis about the outcomes of the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the concrete proposals for policy standards and operational solutions that were developed by multistakeholder Contact Groups in each of the three Programs of the organization (Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction and Domains & Jurisdiction). The Secretariat will also present the world’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report, which was launched at the 3rd Global Conference of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network. The Report enables evidence-based policy innovation and provides all stakeholders with the necessary information to develop frameworks and policy standards for the digital society and economy. It gives a comprehensive and regionally balanced overview and documentation of past, current and emerging trends, relevant actors and proposed solutions to the major cross-border legal policy challenges facing our connected society.

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Bertrand de La Chapelle

Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
Director and Co-Founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction policy network.


Sharon Bradford Franklin

Director of Surveillance & Cybersecurity Policy, New America's Open Technology Institute
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Peter Stern

Policy Manager for Stakeholder Engagement, Facebook
Peter Stern is a Manager in the Product Policy group at Facebook in Menlo Park, California. Product Policy is responsible for writing and interpreting global policies governing what users can share on Facebook, and how advertisers and developers interact with the site. Peter leads... Read More →

Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Adean (Palais)
Thursday, June 13


One Cross-Border Treaty to Rule Them All: The Budapest Convention Protocol
The U.S. CLOUD Act permits countries with which the U.S. strikes a bilateral agreement to make direct surveillance demands on U.S. providers, and gives the U.S. reciprocal authority to make demands on the providers in the other country. The EU's E-Evidence regulation and directive will require companies doing business in the EU to appoint a representative to receive surveillance demands issued by any EU country. But, these are limited bi-lateral and regional approaches. This session will introduce you to a more global approach: the Council of Europe's new Protocol to the Budapest Cybercrime Convention. It is expected to facilitate direct demands from each signatory around the globe to communications service providers in other signatory states. There are only limited opportunities for stakeholders to weigh in and express their views on the Budapest Convention Protocol. One of those opportunities is coming this summer, right after RightsCon. Only a few civil society organisations have participated thus far in consultations around the Protocol. This Fishbowl event aims to change that, and equip more stakeholders -- particularly in civil society organisations -- to participate in consultations around the Protocol.

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Greg Nojeim

Director, Project on Freedom, Security and Technology, Center for Democracy & Technology
Cybersecurity, surveillance, United States surveillance laws, ECPA, cross border law enforcement demands for Internet users' communications, encryption

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Cindy Cohn

Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Robyn Greene

Privacy Policy Manager, Law Enforcement Access and Data Protection, Facebook, Inc.
I am so excited to be attending my second RightsCon this year. I joined Facebook's privacy policy team in February to work on law enforcement access and data protection issues. This includes issues like surveillance and other data access laws, cross border data request processes... Read More →
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Dennys Antonialli

Executive Director, InternetLab
Dennys Antonialli is the Executive Director of InternetLab, a think tank on internet law and policy based in São Paulo, Brazil. Between 2017 and 2018, Dennys was a Professor of Law at the Department of Public Law of the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law (USP), where he also... Read More →
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Etienne Maury

Legal and policy officer, CNIL (French Data Protection Authority)
Etienne began his career in European public affairs in Brussels and became in 2009 parliamentary advisor to a Member of the European Parliament. From 2013 to 2017, Etienne was a group policy advisor for the committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs in the European Parliament... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Elydhafa (Laico)