Parallel Session #2

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

The panel focused on the scope and methodology of the ongoing UNESCO Comprehensive Study on Internet-related Issues. The study employs a framework entitled “Internet Universality” with 4 dimensions: human rights, accessibility, multi-stakeholderism, and openness. While the panelists acknowledged the ambitiousness of the study, they did not hesitate to propose an increased focus on ethics, privacy and surveillance, as well as the application of cross-country surveys, especially those targeted at “digital natives”.