Nederlandse inbreng voor mondiaal IGF

NL IGF heeft de volgende onderwerpen aangedragen voor het IGF 2016:

What are the jobs of the future or do we just not know yet? How can society ensure prosperity for most in the face of algorithms, robotisation and Artificial Intelligence?

Unfortunately NL IGF does not see a positive status of education where the digital age is concerned. The Internet industry claims to have a shortage of educated people they need, because they are not educated by schools. Others see a bridge between what is needed and what is delivered and/or pointed to the seeming unwillingness to change, also due to teachers that do not have the right skill set.

Political leadership
How can we bring these topics to the political agenda? NL IGF noticed that knowledge of the fundamental issues mentioned above is lacking at the political level, which is a cause for grave concern.

Profiling algorithms
One of the major threats to privacy is profiling algorithms. The algorithms private companies use, are seen as too much of a black box. There is a need for more openness and perhaps a form of oversight on algorithms.

The ‘Internet of Things’ & Ethics

There is no stopping to the coming of an IoT, and the question is whether we want to leave it to commercial vendors and interests to steer its direction, or whether we feel that together we have to incorporate concepts as ’security’ and ‘privacy, both ‘by design’. Obviously NL IGF thinks we need to do the latter. 

A fragmented Europe: data localization, the digital single market and Internet fragmentation
Several EU governments and companies doing business in their borders are focusing the data privacy debates towards data localization – the practice of storing data of citizens within their nation’s borders. It is unclear what would be the business, political and technical impact of the way the EU approaches data localization (in the DSM or otherwise), but it most certainly is a topic that could benefit from being discussed at the next IGF.

Let’s create a generic model for handling abuse
The variety and volume of abuse has increased substantially over the years. NL IGF strongly feels that the Internet community should take initiatives to create a generic approach and model for handling the different forms of abuse: think of developing generic notice and actions schemes, and limiting the liability of intermediaries like ISPs and hosters while defining transparent and proportional procedures for law enforcement to do their legitimate job, Best-practice procedures and technologies can be documented and shared.

The Internet roles Taxonomy initiative
Governments across the world are starting to incorporate internet terminology in their policies and legislation. What terms exactly mean in which context and what their scope is, is therefore often unclear. The IGF can take the lead here: consensus needs to be reached on definitions and roles, and this can be achieved by creating an internationally recognized ‘taxonomy’.

Youth Involvement
The NL IGF states that the perspective of the generation that grew up with the internet is indispensable in the debates on the future of the medium. The constant involvement in the digital sphere and high participation rates (more than 80% of young people use the internet several hours a day) show the relevance.

Meer uitleg en onderbouwing op deze onderwerpen vindt u in dit document dat is ingediend bij het secretariaat van het mondiale IGF.