IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on Internet Governance, Cybersecurity and Privacy - Delhi, India, 2016
An IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on Internet Governance, Cybersecurity and Privacy is a unique platform connecting technology developers and policy makers in a meaningful way. The global industry needs sound Internet policy because it helps fuel Internet innovation, sustainability and market growth, while technology developers seek a better understanding of the Internet public-policy landscape to help drive proactive technology design.
The IEEE Internet Initiative brings technologists and policy expert together into Internet public-policy discussions. IEEE is uniquely suited as a neutral, credible forum that can help ensure trustworthy technology solutions and best practices in Internet policymaking. The IEEE Internet Initiative helps inform Internet policy with this unique ETAP Forum, by bringing together technology developers and policy makers to debate current and future Internet governance, cybersecurity and privacy issues that impact everyone on a global, national and local level.
The main theme of this forum, “Universal Access for Social and Economic Inclusion,” has two sub-themes: Security and Privacy using Biometrics Technologies, and Policies for Last Mile Access and Inclusion.
Program Director of the IEEE Internet Initiative, James W. Wendorf, reviews the first three ETAP meetings held in San Jose and Tel-Aviv, 2015, and in Washington D.C., 2016. Wendorf presents the agenda of each, as well as the featured speakers and top issues discussed.
Nitin Desai, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General for Internet Governance in India, presents a keynote speech referring to his former position as Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (1992 - 2003) and what today's issues in privacy, cyber-security and Internet governance say about its future.
Keynote Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman and Co-Founder of the NIIT Group, briefly shares about his career history to the present and defines the greatest challenges of the technical industry. Pawar encourages education working closely with industry to help close the gaps.
Moderator Prasanto K. Roy, a media and digital consultant, as well as head of media services for Trivone Digital Services, introduces himself and briefly reviews the state of the Internet in India. Roy sets the stage for the topics which will be discussed by the panelists: Subho Ray, Osama Manzar, Chaim Cohen and Dr. Neena Pahuja.
Panelists Subho Ray, Osama Manzar, Chaim Cohen and Dr. Neena Pahuja weigh in on the topcis at hand, from reaching the unconnected to dealing with big data and privacy, the participants discuss the overall theme of Universal Access for Social and Economic Inclusion. Moderated by Prasanto K. Roy.
Dr. Neena Pahuja, Director General of ERNET, an autonomous society under Department of Electronics & Information Technology, speaks about IoT and the Innovation Ecosystem in India. Pahuja outlines the business needs surrounding ‘smart’ devices and their vulnerabilities.
Panelist Chaim Cohen, an IOT/CyberSecurity consultant, delivers an animated talk entitled, Biometric Implmentations and Collateral Implications for Security and Privacy: Moral, Ethical, Cultural, Social and Legal Considerations. Cohen explains what big brother and biometrics have in common, as well as issues of privacy and security.
James Wendorf and Deepak Maheshwari together moderate a lively synthesis of the most important issues, from 11 issues down to the top 3, which were discussed in the offline breakout sessions directly afterwards.