The Internet has been described as the ‘anything, anytime, anywhere’ network. It is constantly changing and evolving at dramatic speed, so can it really be fully regulated? And how effective are the regulations that are put in place to protect against things such as cyber-attacks, unlawful access to data, inappropriate online content?
A global panel discussion with representatives from Australia, New Zealand and Europe who all have experience in the seeming avalanche of internet regulation. Hear their perspectives on the key issues of today and what the future might look like for the industry. We discussed government’s attitudes to encryption, online safety bills and the increasing approaches towards constraining platform operators.
Jordan Carter – Chief Executive Officer, InternetNZ
Jordan is responsible for overall leadership, spokesperson for Internet issues, and executing the strategy for InternetNZ which manages the .nz domain name space. Jordan cares deeply about the difference the Internet can make for good in people’s lives, and he gets out of bed every morning because of the difference InternetNZ makes. In his spare time he likes reading, film, exploring Auckland and the odd bit of tramping.
Jordan joined us from his base in New Zealand.
Konstantinos Komaitis – Senior Director, Policy Development & Strategy, ISOC
Konstantinos provides analysis and strategic advice in support of the Internet Society’s policy, advocacy and mission, including the promotion of the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. Konstantinos has extensive experience in Internet policy and governance arrangements.
Konstantinos joined us from his base in Geneva.
Lucie Krahulcova – Executive Director, Digital Rights Watch
Lucie is a professional activist and digital rights advocate, specialising in surveillance, law enforcement powers in the digital era, export controls, encryption, data retention and telecoms regulation. Lucie previously worked in Ottawa and Brussels, and spent five years at the digital rights NGO Access Now, bringing an international dimension to the DRW team.
Lucie presented the Australian point of view.
Patrick Fair – Principal, Patrick Fair Associates
Patrick Fair is an experienced commercial lawyer with expertise in telecommunications regulation, intellectual property, information systems, radio communications, data governance and commercial contracting. Industry Professor at Deakin University School of Computing and Chair Communications Security Reference Panel at Communications Alliance.
Patrick presented the Australian point of view.
Event held –
Date: Thursday 10 June 2021
Time: 3pm (AWST) / 5pm (AEST)
Venue: Zoom (Online)