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Time Monday, April 28
EVENT ROOM
09:00 – 09:30 Registration (open until 17:30) 1st floor
09:30 – 11:00 OPENING SESSION
Free and Secure Internet for All

Moderator:
Tim Franks, Presenter, BBC

Welcome by:
Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Keynote speech:
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia

Welcome by:
Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia
David Ekwee Ethuro, Speaker of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya
Frans Timmermans, Foreign Minister of the Netherlands
John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada

Address by:
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, video message

Online
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break 6th floor
11:30 – 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION
Role of Business in Advancing an Open and Free Internet

The Internet has become a prolific launch pad for new businesses and an engine of growth in the world.
The share of the digital economy in world GDP is growing constantly and at an increasing pace.
With such growth comes the need to guarantee that business conducted online or via online channels
has a positive impact in respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide.

Moderator:
Matthew Shears, Director, Center for Democracy & Technology

Speakers:
Amy Adams, Minister for Communications & Information Technology of New Zealand
Richard Allan, Vice President Policy Europe Middle East and Africa, Facebook
Matthew Johnson, CTO, Guardtime, United States
Cynthia Wong, Human Rights Watch, United States
Patrik Hiselius, Senior Advisor on Digital Rights, Telia Sonera
Ebele Okobi, Global Head of Human Rights, Yahoo!


Online
11:30 – 13:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Fundación Karisma

Experiences from Civil Society to Nurture the International Debate on Internet Governance

A Panel Discussion will be guided by these questions:
• How to empower civil society in international forums?
• How to inform governments on the need to promote a broad civil society participation in international forums?
• How to better inform on the multi-stakeholder model and its importance?
• How to encourage a gender balanced participation and contents?
Experiences of Latin American civil society will be presented to identify best practices, lessons learned, myths surrounding its participation, as well as the advantages this has, with the aim of encouraging civil society involvement.

Moderator:
Amalia Toledo Hernández, Fundación Karisma, Columbia

Speakers:
Robert Guerra, The Citizen Lab, Canada
Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Guatemala
Paz Peña, NGO Digital Rights, Chile
Lillian Nalwoga, Cipesa, Uganda
Kristina Reinsalu, e-Governance Academy, Estonia


Freedom
11:30 – 12:30 PARALLEL SESSION
UNESCO

Multi-stakeholder Consultation on UNESCO’s Comprehensive Study on the Internet

Roundtable discussion with audience on UNESCO’s ongoing Comprehensive Study of Internet-related issues
as mandated by its 37th General Conference Resolution 52 (2013).
The discussion focuses in the four fields of the Study:
• Access to information and knowledge,
• Freedom of expression,
• Privacy, and
• Ethical dimensions of the information society and also explores possible options for future actions as related to global Internet governance.

Moderator:
Guy Berger, UNESCO, France

Speakers:
Joana Varon Ferraz, Center for Technology and Society, Brazil
Joy Liddicoat, Human Rights Specialist, Association for Progressive Communications, New Zealand
Susan Morgan, Global Network Initiative, United States
Bouziane Zaid, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco
Andrew Wyckoff, OECD, France
Edetaen Ojo, Media Rights Agenda, Nigeria


Transparency
12:30 – 13:30 PARALLEL SESSION
Internet Society (ISOC)

Surveillance policy ripples: the implications of data localization, traffic re-routing and other policies to counter extraterritorial surveillance

Surveillance policy ripples: the implications of data localization, traffic re-routing and other policies to counter extraterritorial surveillance

Moderator:
Nicolas Seidler, ISOC, Switzerland

Speakers:
Jari Arkko, Internet Engineering Task Force, Finland
Emma Llanso, Center for Democracy & Technology, United States
Chris Riley, Mozilla, United State


Transparency
10:45 TRANSFER FOR PRESS
Transfer from Swissôtel to the Stenbock House
Stenbock House, Rahukohtu 3
11:30 – 11:35 Press opportunity - FOC Ministerial Meeting
11:40 TRANSER FOR PRESS
Transfer from Stenbock House to Swissôtel
11:10 TRANSFER FOC HEAD OF DELEGATION AND ONE MEMBER
Transfer from Swissôtel to the Stenbock House
Stenbock House, Rahukohtu 3
11:30 – 12:45 Freedom Online Coalition Ministerial Meeting
12:50 TRANSFER FOC HEAD OF DELEGATION AND ONE MEMBER
Transfer from Stenbock House to Swissôtel
13:00 – 14:30 Buffet Lunch 6th floor
14:30 – 15:00 PRESENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FREEDOM ONLINE

Moderator:
Linnar Viik, Information Technology scientist at Estonian IT College

Speakers:
Dunja Mijatovic, Representative on Freedom of the Media, OSCE
Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia
Jorge Abraham Soto Moreno, Deputy General Director of Civic Innovation, Mexican Coordination of the National Digital Strategy
Jun Shimmi, Ambassador in charge of UN Affairs and Ambassador in charge of Cyber Policy, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


Online
15:00 – 16:30 PANEL DISCUSSION II
Fundamental Freedoms Online

It is fundamental for the further development of a free and secure Internet that human rights are applied equally offline and online.
It is equally fundamental that protection of these rights be governed transparently and by the rule of law. As the Internet has evolved rapidly over the last years,
new issues have emerged that call for a more specified and concrete understanding of how the universal rights
and freedoms, including issues related to privacy and freedom of expression, should be applied online.

Moderator:
Andrew Puddephatt, Director, Global Partners Digital

Speakers:
Anja Kovacs, Project Director, Internet Democracy Project
Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, UN
Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Michael Nelson, Principal Strategist, Microsoft


Online
15:00 – 16:00 PRESS CONFERENCE Online 1
15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL SESSION
Estonian Center for Eastern Partnership

Open Government Partnership as the enabler of online freedoms in Eastern Partnership Countries

Work-shop for Eastern Partnership Countries will focus on the situation of freedom online in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. One of the central questions of this work-shop is how the Open Government Partnership contributes to promoting online freedoms, such as access to the public sector information and public participation in policy making based on freedom of expression. The work-shop will aim at sharing best practices and pointing out challenges between the representatives of the EaP countries and other participants of the Conference. The event will be chaired by expert(s) of the Estonian e-Governance Academy, who will make an introductory statement based on their recent study “Comparative Study of Open Governance and Data Security in Eastern Partnership Countries”.

Moderator:
Liia Hänni, e-Governance Academy, Estonia

Session opened by
H.E. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia
Discussant:
Olof Ehrenkrona, Ambassador and Senior Advisor to the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
NGO participants from:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine


Freedom
15:00 – 16:30 PARALLEL SESSION
Global Network Initiative / Telecommunications Industry Dialogue

The Role of Human Rights Impact Assessments in Advancing Rights Online

A human rights impact assessment can help a company evaluate its users’ risks to freedom of expression and privacy and shape its operations in difficult environments. There have been many developments in this domain during the last year or so. What can we learn from these developments when we are to define our next set of HRIA’s? Join our discussion of how assessments can consider freedom of expression and privacy more effectively, how outcomes can be embedded into company policy, and how to involve more stakeholders in the process.

Moderator:
Susan Morgan, The Global Network Initiative, United States

Speakers:
Lizabeth Campbell, Maplecroft, United Kingdom
Steve Crown, Microsoft, United States
Patrik Hiselius, Telia Sonera, Sweden
Allan Lerberg Jørgensen, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Yves Nissim, Orange, France
Lucy Purdon, Institute for HR and Business, United Kingdom


Transparency
16:45 TRANSFER CONFERENCE DELEGATES AND PRESS
Transfer from Swissôtel to Seaplane Harbour
Seaplane Harbour
17:00 TRANSFER HEADS AND MEMBERS OF DELEGATIONS
Transfer from Swissôtel to Seaplane Harbour
Seaplane Harbour
17:30 – 20:00 GOOGLE BIG TENT EVENT TALLINN
‘Many Points of View, One Amazing Internet’ Debates

On the occasion of the Freedom Online Coalition’s high level conference in Tallinn, Google invites you to join us to debate the future of Internet freedom and governance in the age of surveillance.


Among Debaters:
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Live Address by:
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State

Moderator:
Tim Franks, BBC


Seaplane Harbour, Vesilennuki 6
19:40 TRANSFER DINNER PARTICIPANTS
Transfer from Seaplane Harbour to the dinner at the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads
House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads, Pikk 26
20:00 – 22:30 United Voices for Internet Freedom Dinner (by invitations only)
22:30 TRANSFER DINNER PARTICIPANTS
Transfer from the House of the Brotherhood of the Blackheads to Swissôtel
Starting at 19:30, every 15 minutes TRANSFER EVERYONE
Transfer from Seaplane Harbour to Swissôtel
Seaplane Harbour

 

Time Tuesday, April 29
EVENT ROOM
08:30 – 09:00 Morning Coffee 6th floor
09:00 – 10:30 PARALLEL SESSION
Estonian e-Governance Academy

e- Governance solutions on a national level: practical example of e-identification system and cyber security

The workshop will start with a cyber security session during which experts will show how hacking takes place and what the hacker is able to do with publicly available resources. The main emphasis is on the effect, what the hacker is able to reach. Next demonstration and practical exercise is about e-authentication and e-signing and will explain how the cross-border electronic signatures work. The topic will be explained based on the examples of Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania, both from a legal and business point of view. Lastly, the workshop will provide an overview of e-Governance Academy’s ten years of experience in e-government policy planning and implementation, organizational setup, legal and technical frameworks in more to 50 countries.

Moderator:
Hannes Astok, e-Governance Academy

Speakers:
Tiit Anmann, SignWise
Hannes Astok, e-Governance Academy
Liisi Jürgen, SignWise
Arvo Ott, e-Governance Academy
Mari Pedak, e-Governance Academy
Ragnar Rattas, Estonian Information Systems Authority
Raul Rikk, e-Governance Academy

Online
09:00 – 10:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Freedom House

The "State" of Protection: The Role of States in Securing the Digital Security of Human Rights Defenders

While digital technology has been critical to boosting the effectiveness of the work of human rights defenders and journalists, it has created areas of vulnerability as governments and non-state actors adopt sophisticated techniques for monitoring, threatening and harassing journalists and human rights defenders for what they do online. In this discussion, we will seek to answer: what does the "model state" that protects and defends online freedoms and freedom of expression look like? We will consider what commitments "role model" states should uphold, from instituting policies that set the standard on proportionality and necessity of surveillance practices and other norms setting to protecting those who are targeted for freely expressing themselves online. We will also explore how the international community can support states that struggle to protect and defend freedom of expression, and counter trends in other states that seek to undermine these values.

Moderator:
Chloe Schwenke, Freedom House, United States

Speakers:
Eileen Donahoe, Human Rights Watch, United States
Jesus Robles Maloof, Freedom House, Mexico
Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Guatemala
Lionel Veer, Human Rights Ambassador, The Netherlands

Online 1
09:00 – 10:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Yahoo!

“Dangerous” Speech and Intermediary Liability: Balancing the chilling impact of government regulation of speech with security online

The freedom to express ideas underpins the vitality of the Internet, and free expression is only assured when people feel safe. This is a solutions-focused conversation about the kind of virtual commons that best supports the full range of human rights, and about the respective roles of companies, governments and civil society in nurturing a free, open and safe Internet. We will begin by outlining the context and defining the problem, and then generating specific recommendations for solutions.

Moderator:
Ebele Okobi, Yahoo!, United States

Speakers:
Richard Allan, Facebook, United Kingdom
Susan Benesch, Harvard University, United States
Lucy Purdon, Institute for Human Rights and Business, United Kingdom
Karmen Turk, Law Firm Tamme Otsmann Ruus Vabamets, Estonia


Freedom
09:00 – 10:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Internet and Jurisdiction Project

Towards a multi-stakeholder cooperation framework to help prevent a fragmentation of Cyberspace

The transnational Internet is instrumental in fulfilling Article 19 of the UDHR. However, there is a growing tension between its cross-border nature and the territorial conception of national jurisdictions. Concerns are legitimately rising about a “fragmentation” of cross-border cyberspaces that would be detrimental to the benefits the Internet has brought to mankind. There is a need for new collaborative multi-stakeholder regimes to diffuse tensions and deal with the coexistence of different norms in shared online spaces.

Moderator:
Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet and Jurisdiction Project, France

Speakers:
Eduardo Bertoni, Director, Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Palermo University School of Law, Argentina
Dirk Brengelmann, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Joana Varon Ferraz, FGV, Brazil
Christopher Painter, Department of State, United States
Andrew Puddephatt, Global Partners, United Kingdom
Nicolas Seidler, ISOC, Switzerland


Transparency
10:00 – 11:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Center for Democracy & Technology/Global Network Initiative

Surveillance Reforms: Toward Transparency and Accountability

Recognizing the ongoing worldwide debate over communications surveillance for national security purposes, and the need for this debate to be informed by clear and reliable information, this workshop will discuss the importance of, and challenges to, increasing the transparency and accountability of government surveillance programs. The workshop will: identify the challenges related to government and corporate transparency around communications surveillance and highlight relevant and emerging responses and best practices; explore related areas of emerging consensus regarding communications surveillance reform, including common ground between civil society initiatives such as the Necessary and Proportionate principles and the Reform Government Surveillance principles issued by ICT companies; and, propose ways forward to increase transparency around government surveillance programs and identify the types of reforms that need to be pursued. We note that while there have been significant demands of businesses with regards to transparency and surveillance, it is the responsibility of all stakeholders, and particularly governments, to work towards and provide the transparency necessary to support thoughtful democratic debate around surveillance practices.

Moderator:
Emma Llanso, Center for Democracy and Technology, United States

Speakers:
Dirk Brengelmann, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Lionel Veer, Human Rights Ambassador, The Netherlands
Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, India
Susan Morgan, The Global Network Initiative, United States
Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch, United Kingdom
Chris Riley, Mozilla, United States
Cynthia Wong, Human Rights Watch, United States

Freedom
10:00 – 11:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Council of Europe

Guide on Human Rights for Internet Users – how to make it useful tool in protecting human rights online in Europe and beyond?

Guide on Human Rights of Internet Users is a document that has been prepared by the Council of Europe in order to enable Internet users to understand existing fundamental rights based on the European Convention of Human Rights. We will discuss on how such a guide could be a tool for people to use and rely upon when facing difficulties in exercising their rights, for contributing to government efforts to protect human rights online and private sector in exercising their social corporate responsibilities.

Moderator:
Tanel Tang, Council of Europe, Estonia

Speakers:
Veronica Cretu, Open Government Institute, Moldova
Bill Echikson, Google, Belgium
Johan Hallenborg, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Jan Kleijssen, Council of Europe, France
Katrin Nymann-Metcalf, e-Governance Academy, Estonia

Online 1
10:00 – 11:00 PARALLEL SESSION
Digital Defenders Partnership

Digital Emergency Support what is it and how does it work

Human rights defenders, journalists and activists around the world are facing many different digital threats. From targeted attacks by hijacking of email and social media accounts, to malware attacks to websites and the tracking or stealing of devices. Mitigating these threats is often not as straight forward as it might seem. A panel of experts will take you into the field of digital emergency support and demonstrate the steps of mitigating emergencies through a number of real life examples.

Moderator:
Fieke Jansen, Hivos, Netherlands

Speakers:
Anton Chukin, Digital Security Consultant, Kazakhstan
Niels ten Oever, Article 19, United Kingdom
Peter Noorlander, Media Legal Defence Initiative, United Kingdom

Transparency
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break 6th floor
11:30 – 13:00 PANEL DISCUSSION III
One Internet

The Internet has been able to serve as a tool for freedom chiefly because it has been universally and uniformly open, regardless of from where or by whom it was accessed, with few lamentable exceptions. Preserving the fundamental uniform character of the Internet is crucial. All attempts to fracture and divide the structure of the Internet may lead to a practical decrease in freedoms both on- and offline. The technical and political aspects of “one Internet” therefore need to be addressed and guidance needs to be provided by the multi-stakeholder community on how to maintain the integrity and global interoperability of the Internet.

Moderator:
Rebecca MacKinnon, Cofounder, Global Voices Online

Speakers:
Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Sally Costerton, Senior Advisor to the President, ICANN
Tomas Lamanauskas, Head of Corporate Strategy Division, International Telecommunication Union
Joy Liddicoat, Human Rights Specialist, Association for Progressive Communications
David Lidington, Minister for Europe, United Kingdom

Online
13:00 – 13:30 CLOSING SESSION
Free and Secure Internet for the Future

Moderator:
Rebecca MacKinnon, Cofounder, Global Voices Online

Speakers:
Luvsanvandan Bold, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia
Frederic Donck, Director of European Regional Bureau, Internet Society, Belgium
Mart Laanemäe, Undersecretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

Online
13:30 – 15:00 Buffet Lunch 6th floor
15:00 – 17:00 PARALLEL TOUR
Tallinn University of Technology’s Innovation and Business Center – Mektory

Demonstrated during visit:
Robotorium;
Mobile Services and Media Lab - “Eye Tracker”, how computers can track a person's eyes using eye tracking technology;
eMed Lab with 3D kidney phantom;
Cool Tool studio with power tools;
High-tech demo studios of companies

Mektory, Pickup at Swissôtel
15:00 – 17:00 PARALLEL TOUR
ICT Demo Center

The ICT Demo Center provides a quick, professional and inspiring overview of Estonia’s e-solutions and major ICT sector players in an all-in-one facility in Tallinn.
Visitors have the opportunity to interact with the relevant Estonian ICT companies.
Topics covered during the visit:
• e-ID and m-ID
• Interoperability
• e-Business
• e-Healthcare
• e-Education
• Cyber Security
• Location-based services
• Future trends

ICT Demo Center, Pickup at Swissôtel
15:00 – 17:00 PARALLEL TOUR
Medieval Tallinn - Old Town sightseeing

During the walking tour in the Old Town the participants will visit the most important historical sights both in the Upper and Lower town.

Tallinn, Pickup at Swissôtel