2-day conference on internet governance kicks off tomorrow
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The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) and the ministry of communications are organising a two-day conference on 'Internet Governance', beginning October 4, at the former's Delhi headquarters. The conference comes in the backdrop of the government's attempts to block 'offensive content' on certain social media websites in August as it was believed to have sparked hate campaigns against sections of the society.
Telecom minister Kapil Sibal, secretary department of telecommunications, R Chandrashekhar, secretary department of internet technology, J Satyanarayana, deputy national security advisor Vijay Latha Reddy and Nitin Desai, former advisor to UN secretary general, are scheduled to attend the conference.
The conference aims to evaluate merits of multi-stakeholder engagement in internet governance, discuss how to balance cyber-security data protection and privacy, the impact of internet on traditional media, issues of hate speech and the requisite regulation in that regard. The meet also hopes to bring focus on what would help foster entrepreneurship on internet-related business.
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