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Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

In the rapidly changing technological environment in which we live, ethical issues are increasingly being raised, demanding attention and efforts towards resolution. With the drive toward increased development, adoption and use of ICTs, coupled with the evolution of the Internet and the rise of the “Internet of Things and People” ICTs ethics implores us to think in new ways about ICT and our values, the future impact of ICTs and the next generation of the Internet in enabling the sustainable development goals. The panelists and audience will explore the pressing issues raised by ICTs that encompass social consequences such as surveillance, culture and ownership; impact on individuals including individuals’ privacy, security and identity; the role of humans and human values preservation; and accountability for the consequences rising from the development and use of ICTs.

This interactive thematic workshop will include panelists from various professional interests and backgrounds to discuss challenges that are obstacles in addressing security, privacy and the ethical dimension of ICTs in today’s Internet and ICT-centric world, working to identify critical issues and discuss possible opportunities to create more positive outcomes in the future while remaining cognizant of the SDGs and the potential impact that Internet governance, security, privacy and the ethical dimension of ICTs will have on achieving these goals.


Justin Caso, Technology Policy Advisor, IEEE

Speakers / panellists
  • Oleg Logvinov President and CEO, IoTecha Corporation
  • Dr. M.G. Michael, Ph.D., Honorary Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Wollongong
  • Christine Runnegar, Director, Security and Privacy Policy, Internet Society
  • Dr. Greg Shannon, Ph.D., Chief Scientist for the CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society


Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


Session 150
  • Thursday, 16:45 – 18:15
  • Room C2, ITU Tower
  • Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland