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Learning Forum: Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age

Global Network Initiative

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

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Telecom Industry Dialogue

The Global Network Initiative and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy present:

2014 Learning Forum - Silicon Valley 
Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age

Hosted by LinkedIn 


1:30PM - Registration

2:00PM - Opening Remarks

Mark Stephens, Independent Chair, Global Network Initiative

Jeffrey Dygert, Executive Director of Public Policy, AT&T

Pablo Chavez, Vice President, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, LinkedIn

2:15PM - Why does transparency matter for protecting and respecting rights online?

 Arvind Ganesan, Director of Business and Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Deirdre Mulligan, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Information

Michael Samway, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

3:00PM - What is the state of transparency reporting by companies and governments, and what's missing?

Steve Crown, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

Jeffrey Dygert, Executive Director of Public Policy, AT&T

Jason Pielemeier, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

Pranesh Prakash, Policy Director, Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore 

Moderated by Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments

4:00PM - Break

4:30PM - How do companies communicate with users in response to live events? 

Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst, Free Expression and International Relations, Google

Patrik Hiselius, Senior Advisor, Digital Rights, TeliaSonera

Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation

Hemanshu Nigam, CEO, SSP Blue

Sana Saleem, Director, Bolo Bhi

Moderated by Cynthia Wong, Senior Internet Researcher, Human Rights Watch

The program will be followed by a reception from 5:30 to 6:30pm.

By invitation only, non-transferrable.

Have questions about Learning Forum: Transparency and Human Rights in the Digital Age? Contact Global Network Initiative


Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM (PST)

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Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative is a multi-stakeholder group of companies, civil society organizations (including human rights and press freedom groups), investors and academics, who have created a collaborative approach to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector.

The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue is a group of telecommunications operators and vendors who jointly address freedom of expression and privacy rights in the telecommunications sector in the context of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. 

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