[bestbits] RightsCon sessions: Data localisation & Trade agreements and e-commerce

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 05:49:10 EDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

For those attending RightsCon, we are happy to invite you to two sessions
co-organised by DiploFoundation:

*Session 1: ‘Data Localisation:  Human Rights and Economic Impacts’, *organised
by *CDT *and *Diplo*, will take place on Thursday, the 30th, from 9:00 to
10:15, at room Stoclet (ground floor).

The discussion will be moderated by *Greg Nojeim*, Senior Counsel and
Director of Freedom, Security and Technology Project at CDT, and *Jovan
Kurbalija*, Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet
Platform. In an interactive way, this roundtable will discuss the economic
and human rights consequences of forced and voluntary data localisation.
Discussants include:

Bertrand de La Chapelle, director of the Internet and Jurisdiction project

María Paz Canales, Directora Ejecutiva de Derechos Digitales

Steve Crown, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Microsoft

Maarit Palovirta, Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe at the Internet

Andrei Soltatov, Russian Investigative Journalist, co-founder and editor of
Agentura.ru <http://agentura.ru/>, a watchdog of the activities of the
Russian secret services.

This session is part of RightsCon track 11, Borders and Boundaries:
Jurisdiction, sovereignty, & legal landscapes.

*Session 2: ‘Trade agreements and electronic commerce—the users'
perspective’*, is co-organised by Electronic Frontier Foundation (*EFF*), D
*iploFoundation*, European Digital Rights (*EDRi*) and *Public Citizen*. It
will take place on Friday, from 12:00 to 13:15, at room Creativity &
Exploration (1st floor). The session will discuss the inclusion of digital
policy issues in trade agreements and multilateral negotiations. Speakers

Maryant Fernández Pérez (Advocacy Manager at EDRi),

Burcu Kilic (Public Citizen)

Jeremy Malcolm (Senior Global Policy Analyst, EFF)

Michael Geist (University of Ottawa)

Marilia Maciel (DiploFoundation)

This session is part of track 8: Trade Agreements and Ownership: Copyright,
liability, and trade wars.

We look forward to meeting some of you there!

All the best wishes,



*Marília Maciel*
Digital Policy Senior Researcher, DiploFoundation

WMO Building *|* 7bis, Avenue de la Paix *| *1211 Geneva - Switzerland
*Tel *+41 (0) 22 9073632 *| *
*Email*: *MariliaM at diplomacy.edu <mariliam at diplomacy.edu>* *|** Twitter: *
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