Chicago convening: Internet Multistakeholder Privacy Initiative | Sept. 27-28, 2018

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A new effort to help consumers gain more control over their identity and privacy, without breaking the business and civic value of the Internet, launched Sept. 27-28 with a first convening in Chicago of the “Internet Multistakeholder Privacy Initiative.”  For publishers, broadcasters, content creatives, privacy advocates and information technologists, it’s  an exciting opportunity to make a concrete contribution to solving one of the most important public-policy issues in online commerce.  Apply by email (below) to request participation.

Corboy Law Center space

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

A diverse group of 25 people gathered over two days at Chicago with the goal of defining the challenge of governing privacy and identity on the web, and seeking consensus on a process for doing so.  One outcome sought — a model data-use privacy policy that fulfills public privacy expectations and can be adopted and championed by publishers — without government regulation or tech-platform control.  Lead facilitor will be Lawrence Strickling, a lawyer and former U.S. Commerce Department administrator who heads the Internet Society’s Collaborative Governance Project

LEARN MORE: Protecting the online privacy of consumers — an urgent priority.  

  |  READ MORE ABOUT THE INITIATIVE.

To apply to register and participate please email wpdensmore@itega.org

This page outlines the ongoing program and provides an email address to apply to participate in further deliberations. 

  • Participation is capped at 50 in order to facilitate a collaborative discussion atmosphere.

  • To participate you must apply by email to wpdensmore@itega.org and receive an invitation.

  • Applicants will receive early invitation to subsequent meetings in the multistakeholder process.

WHO IS ORGANIZING?

The three organizing groups are:

    • The Information Trust Exchange, a 501(c)3 nonprofit former last year with a mission to help foster rules and services for trust, privacy, indentity and information commerce on Internet.
    • The  Collaborative Governance Project of the Internet Society.
    • The Local Media Consortium (LMC), which representing 70+ local media companies in top markets across the United States covering more than 1,600 publications and broadcasters,
    • With Mozilla guiding a pre-convening workshop.

 

WHY REQUEST PARTICIPATION? 

By coming to Chicago, or joining the process at subsequent meetings, you will help create a viable alternative to creepy advertising tracking, leaky security, scattered and inaccurate identity management . . . to a world dominated by proprietary algorithms and competitive silos  . . . and government regulation that is misinformed and too late. 

The ideal multistakeholder process has the following attributes:

  • Stakeholder-driven: Stakeholders determine the process and decisions, from agenda setting to workflow, rather than simply fulfilling an advisory role;

  • Open: Any stakeholder may participate and the process includes and integrates the viewpoints of a diverse range of stakeholders;

  • Transparent: All stakeholders and the public have access to deliberations, creating an environment of trust, legitimacy, and accountability; and

  • Consensus-based: Outcomes are consensus-based, arrived at by compromise, and are a win-win for the greatest number or diversity of stakeholders.

To apply to participate, please email wpdensmore@itega.org

LOCATION OF FIRST CONVENING SEPT. 27-28, 2018:

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Loyola Univ. School of Law
25 E. Pearson St. | Chicago IL 60611

DRAFT SCHEDULE

(subject to adjustment based on convening consensus)

Thurs., Sept. 27 

  • 12:15 p.m. — Convene at the Philip M. Corboy Center of Loyola Univ. Chicago
  • 4:45 p.m. — ADJOURMENT  (Class is in room at 5 p.m.)
  • DINNER ON OUR OWN  or with homework groups

Friday, Sept. 28 

  • 8:30 a.m. — Convening, Corboy Center
  • 3:00 p.m. — ADJOURNMENT

Publishers and other stakeholders wishing to participate in and support the multistakeholder privacy-governance standards process through their participation, financial support, membership in ITEGA, or other means, are invited to contact any of the principals below.

EMAIL TO REQUEST PARTICIPATION IN FUTURE ACTIVITIES 

For THE Local Media Consortium:

Chris Hendricks, President
chris@localmediaconsortium.com
For ISOC’s Collaborative Governance Project:

Lawrence Strickling, Project Director
strickling@isoc.org

For ITEGA:
Bill Densmore, Executive Director
wpdensmore@itega.org
Mobile: 617-448-6600

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