[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: RE: [bestbits] Global Congress: Internet & Trade Track

SILLAH Kawsu kawsu.sillah at gmail.com
Thu May 24 20:36:27 UTC 2018

Dear colleagues,


Apologies for cross posting and possible duplication.

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From: "Burcu Kilic" <bkilic at citizen.org>
Date: 24 May 2018 19:55
Subject: RE: [bestbits] Global Congress: Internet & Trade Track
To: "bestbits at lists.bestbits.net" <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>

I realize the link is broken: http://infojustice.org/globalcongress2018

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*Subject:* [bestbits] Global Congress: Internet & Trade Track

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce the fifth convening of the Global Congress on
Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
<http://nfojustice.org/globalcongress2018>. The Congress will take place
the week of September 24, 2018 in Washington DC.

The Global Congress is the main convening of a global network of over 800
researchers, activists, and practitioners who work on the intersection of
intellectual property, information technology and promotion of the public
interest. The Congress is co-hosted by The American University Washington
College of Law (AUWCL) Program on Information Justice and Intellectual
Property (PIJIP) with the core goal to promote evidence-based policy-making
by fostering partnerships between academics and policy advocates from
around the world.

The Congress will spread over six days, beginning with focused capacity
building workshops for global activists and building up to a large public
international conference with plenary sessions webcast to the world.

This year, Public Citizen is co-chairing a track on *Internet and Trade.*
The track will focus on digital trade provisions in trade agreements and
their impact on digital rights and freedoms.  It will bring together
Internet and trade communities for a dialogue, capacity building,
peer-learning and collaboration.

We would like to solicit your interest for presentations, papers, seminars,
or panel ideas for the Internet and Trade Track. We welcome the use of the
Congress to organize panels and workshops.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please do so via

The due date for the proposals is *June 5*.

Some of the topics of interest for the Internet and Trade Track include:

-              The WTO e-commerce discussions;

-              Plurilateral talks on e-commerce

-              The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for
Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

-              Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

-              North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

-              Data flows, data protection and privacy

-              WTO General exception, privacy exception

-              General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

-              Consumer agenda in trade negotiations

-              Big tech, big data and big agreements

-              Privacy and data protection reforms

-              Data localization and social, economic and political

-              Artificial Intelligence

-              Algorithmic transparency

-              Source code and disclosure

-              Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions

There are limited funds to support travel assistance to the Global
Congress, some of which are earmarked for this track. In an effort to
support the broadest possible participation, we are asking that home
institutions support part or all of the cost of attendance if possible. If
your institution can cover your full cost of attendance, we will be happy
to list them as a sponsor of the Congress. If you need travel support to
attend the Congress, please fill out the application form (by June 1if
possible) at:

Global Congress Scholarship Application https://form.jotform.com/

For further inquiry, topic ideas for the Internet and Trade Track, or
suggestions, please feel free to reach out at ourdigitalrights at citizen.org

*Burcu Kilic, Ph.D.       *

Legal & Policy Director

Access to Medicines, Innovation and Information

Public Citizen | Protecting Health, Safety and Democracy

*TEL: +1 202-588-7792*

1600 20th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

*URL:* http://www.citizen.org/access

Twitter: @burcuno

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