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Friday, November 13 • 14:00 - 15:30
WS 172 Cybersecurity, human rights and Internet business triangle

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The main topic (and challenge) of the session will be to discuss an interplay among cybersecurity, human rights and business. Typically, these issues are addressed in policy silos. 
Instead this session considers these three themes jointly linked and which can be visualized as three points of a triangular relationship where the individual internet users form a central link between each aspect. 
Global cybersecurity – built around the important role of individual Internet users – has human rights as one of its cornerstones. The recognition of this link has already started emerging in policy documents. The Swiss cybersecurity strategy includes reference to links between cybersecurity and human rights. The EU’s cybersecurity strategy considers protection of human rights as one of its five strategy pillars. 
The first two corners of triangle: cybersecurity and human rights are closely linked to the third one: business and economic well-being. Cybersecurity is vital for the growth of e-commerce. The way human rights issues such as online privacy addressed directly affect business model of the Internet industry. 
The discussion, based on examples from the Geneva Internet Platform experiences in Geneva and the MAPPING project, should provide a valuable contribution to the international community by discussing a functional and balanced interplay among cybersecurity, human rights and Internet business. 

Friday November 13, 2015 14:00 - 15:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 9

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