Net Mundial : (extra)ordinary conference?

Next topic to come : Internet governance discussed in Sao Polo

During these 23rd and 24th of April 2014 took place the NETmundial Multistakeholder conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a debate regarding Internet governance. Not less than eighty seven representants from all over the world countries have been participating. All the participants came from all interested sectors such as governments, non-profit organizations, citizens of the civil society and also from academic, technical and research institutions or private sectors.

This meeting have focused on the elaboration of principles of Internet governance and the proposal for a roadmap for future development of this ecosystem. The goal is to consolidateproposals based on these two topics. NETmundial represents the beginning of a process for the construction of such policies in the global context, following a model of participatory plurality.

Parallel to these topics, the debate was also focused on security, privacy and of course surveillance matters due to the Snowden case and the massive surveillance revelations thank to PRISM by the NSA.

The outcome of this conference is a non-binding document with large principles, which will be discussed as well as the future of Internet governance in the full article coming in the next couple of days on this website.

In advance, I thank you for your patience, loyalty and stay tuned on www.ntic.ch to read the full article.

The editor.