IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.3, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Firewalls on the internet

Tuesday 10 October (1430 - 1545)

Room C4.3, Convention Centre, Level 4


Communications Law Committee (Lead)
Human Rights Law Committee


We are experiencing the internet moving towards many different layers and away from the open internet. There are also many players from the governmental sector to the private sector who want to have control over the internet and various layers. How can we ensure the future development of internet services, individual rights of citizens and governmental interests together with globalisation? The session will focus on technical and public policy issues, including privacy and other important viewpoints. The session will also address to what extent global responses to such challenges would be necessary, discussing the international frameworks that are already available with respect to privacy and data protection, such as the Privacy Shield between the EU and US.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Alfonso Silva Carey y Cia, Santiago, Chile; Vice Chair, Communications Law Committee
Thomas Wilson Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas, USA; Newsletter Coordinator, Human Rights Law Committee


Agnes Callamard Columbia University, Global Freedom of Expression, New York, New York, USA
Peter G Leonard Data Synergies, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia
Paul McCarney Data Republic, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Katherine Sainty Sainty Law, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia