The Internet and Human Rights: Building a free, open and secure Internet

The conference will take place on
Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September 2012
in the Conference Center of the Federal Foreign Office
Entrance Unterwasserstr. 10
, in the Mitte district of Berlin

The symposium intends to offer a space for multi-stakeholder dialogue on the Internet and Human Rights. The conference will bring together about 100 participants from civil society, governments, the private sector, academia and the technology experts. It is organised with the kind support of Google Germany and the Association of the German Internet Industry (eco).

After the focus on international security policy in 2011, the second Berlin cyber conference will focus on the Internet and Human Rights and specifically the following three aspects:

  1. Bring together existing initiatives on Human Rights and the Internet.
  2. Pointing out where internet policy touches upon human rights issues and discussing procedures by which ‘Internet Human Rights criteria’ can be integrated into international negotiations and corporate decision-making.
  3. Jointly develop policy recommendations by Civil Society and Academia for each stakeholder group to promote and implement Human Rights in the digital age.

Except for the plenary sessions and keynote speeches, all meetings will be held under the Chatham House Rule.