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Marie-Noémie Marques, Orange
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Consolidated programme 2019 overview

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Title: Testing accountability principles on the discussion of the consolidation of the Internet

Proposals assigned to this session: ID 148 – list of all proposals as pdf

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Session description

The concept “The Hague Global Principles for Accountability in the Digital Age’ were jointly developed by I4ADA, the city of The Hague and UNESCO. These Principles aim to provide structure to the much-needed global discussion for a multistakeholder community on how to organize accountability. This workshop will test the principles’ practical applicability and seek feedback from the audience for improvement based on a discussion on consolidation (or centralisation) of the Internet.

In the Internet economy there is an 'ever growing level of consolidation of markets, an increasing consolidation and horizontal and vertical integration of Internet activities and businesses, resulting in fewer opportunities for market entry and competition' (Internet Society). This can have negative implications for innovation and access but also on pricing and levels of access to information. The technical community of Internet engineers has flagged the topic as important for the coming years, as consolidation comes with key questions and necessary answers. Answers that have not been provided so far and need input from other stakeholders. This workshop discusses these questions and potential solutions, that involve a broad section of stakeholders.

The workshop will first briefly present the Principles. We will then discuss and formulate ways forward concerning future discussions on the consolidation of the Internet. The workshop ends with gathering feedback on the Principles. The set up will allow both policy makers and technological experts to attend this session. And, during the session their role may shift from e.g. subject matter expert or observer.


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Focal Point

  • Frits Bussemaker, Institute for accountability in the digital age
  • Wout de Natris, De Natris Consult

Organising Team (Org Team) List them here as they sign up.

  • Chivintar Amenty
  • Jari Arkko
  • Amali De Silva-Mitchell
  • Cristian Hesselman
  • Marie-Noemie Marques
  • Kristina Olausson, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)

Marie-Noémie Marques, Orange

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