The 10 August 2015 IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum in Tel Aviv was the second in a series of discussions on cybersecurity, privacy and Internet governance in the context of practical solutions. Two dozen government representatives, industry representatives, legal practitioners and academics gathered, and the high-priority issues distilled from the conversation were:
- user assessment of trustworthiness of devices, enterprises and governments;
- education of users about characteristics and impact of the information society, and
- machine-readable privacy agreements.
Participants discussed preparation of a draft proposal for a machine-readable privacy standard for discussion by the IEEE Standards Association (the standards-development arm of the IEEE), the Standards Institute of Israel and the Israeli Bar Association, among other stakeholders. Participants also called for development, possibly in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and others, of educational material such as games and/or icons that would encourage ethical online behavior.
Corporate Vice President Innovation, EMC Centers of Excellence and R&D Centers General Manager, Orna Berry delivers her keynote presentation entitled, “The Days of the Data: Uncovering the Unknown”. Berry was the first female to serve as Chief Scientist and head of the industrial R&D operation for the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labour (from 1996 to 2000).
Professor Shifra Baruchson Arbib, Dean of the Faculty for Humanities at Bar-Ilan University Israel, as well as Founder and former Head of the Department of Information Studies, presents the need for policy and actions on education for assimilating smart Internet usage in multi-cultural societies.
Panel Discussion: RegionaI Issues and Developments Related to Internet Governance, Cybersecurity and Privacy - ETAP Tel Aviv 2015
Clint Andrews, Professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, moderates the discussion of panelists, including:
- Maya Adulamy (Office of the Prime Minister of Israel)
- Orna Heilinger (ISOC – SAFE)
- Nir Hirshman (Hirshman’s PR/ Digital Rights Association)
- Jonathan Klinger (Jonathan Klinger Law)
- Yoram Lichtenstein (Yoram Lichtenstein Law)
- Morad Stern (Internet Society – Israel)
Electro-technical Standardization Officer Yaniv Giat, of the Standard Institute of Israel (SII), reviews what SII does for the citizens of Israel as well as detailing its research and standardization programs. Giat lists the fields covered by the standards, such as network security.
Clint Andrews, Professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, moderates the ETAP attendees as they weigh in on the most pressing topics that need to be discussed. As a group, they narrow down the top three topics by voting, which determines the breakout session teams.
On May 18th, 2015 the first ETAP meeting commenced the series in San Jose, California. Jared Bielby, Co-Chair of the International Center for Information Ethics, presents a detailed review of the topics, speakers and outcome of the discussion at the inaugural ETAP: sites.ieee.org/etap-sanjose
Professor Clint Andrews boils down the list of Rapid-Fire of Key Issues to discuss into concise topics, and moderates a voting process to determine the top three topics. This precedes the forming of the breakout sessions, conducted off-air, to further focus the discussion among the ETAP attendees.
IEEE Internet Initiative Chair, Oleg Logvinov, ends the second ETAP meeting with his positive and energetic closing remarks. Logvinov encourages the continuation of discussion and networking among the fellow attendees, as well staying in touch to help shape the future ETAP events.