Basic principle of participation
Klaus: Can’t go on behaving as if everyone has access to the Internet when they don’t 99% don’t know internet governance exists, need capacity building
- Without outreach, awareness and capacity building to all potential internet users, no legitimate Internet governance can exist.
- In order for data protection to become real, and an open internet maintained, enforcement of data protection rights must take place especially at the platform level, particularly in new wireless services. Surveillance must be stopped where it starts, and anonymity and encryption protected as a prerequisite for privacy and freedom of expression.
- Current wording to support the rights of people with disabilities is good, do not weaken.
- Roles and responsibilities of states, corporations, and individuals are different. In order for the rights of the people to be enforced equally in a global information society, much work needs to be done to raise stakeholder responsibility for respecting basic rights. We support Council of Europe’s Guide to Human Rights for Internet users.