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Friday, May 18 • 17:15 - 18:15
Online Anonymity: Key Lessons & Emerging Threats

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In a computational world, aggregating scattered digital footprints into personal profiles is both increasingly straightforward and increasingly invasive, threatening to create a by-default architecture of identity that guts anonymity -- a key form of privacy and prerequisite to fearless democratic participation. This dilemma is only becoming more familiar to anyone involved in digital governance. In Canada, courts have recognized that even in the face of serious crime, anonymity is to be preserved until its override has been judicially considered, provided there is a chance to – and yet in more mundane civil matters like copyright enforcement, the same balancing is often averted. In Europe, Cybercrime Convention drafters grapple with whether to fix the cross-border multilateral assistance treaty (MLAT) process, or to replace it with another. In South Korea, the national intelligence service procures the services of foreign hacking teams until it can secure the ability to reach into private communications. And, at the seat of the domain name system that backstops the Internet, the long-running debate on registrant anonymity through domain proxies has taken a definitive turn. This panel seeks to move beyond polarized debates in weighing abstract harms to identify the power of defaults, weight of the privacy interest in anonymity, and importance of procedural safeguards and innovative streamlining in order to ensure its protection when push comes to shove.

Moderators
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Bram Abramson

Open Web Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
Toronto-based communications lawyer with a background in telecom networks, broadcast policy, and data regulation.

Speakers
avatar for Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Professor/Director, Korea University Law School/Open Net
Co-founder of www.opennetkorea.org. Served as Commissioner at Korean Communication Standards Commission, a Presidentially appointed Internet content regulation body (2011-2014). Served as Member of the National Media Commission, a Parliament-appointed advisory body on newspaper-broadcasting... Read More →
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Stephanie Perrin

President, Digital Discretion
avatar for Katitza Rodriguez

Katitza Rodriguez

International Rights Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's International Rights Director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF's International Program also focuses on... Read More →


Friday May 18, 2018 17:15 - 18:15
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