The main objective of the Moldova IGF is to consolidate various categories of actors (private sector, civil society, technical community and academia, public sector, intergovernmental organizations) to discuss, within a multilateral, democratic and transparent process, the most important public policy issues related to the Internet, as well as security in the virtual environment. The MIGF promotes open discussions and dialogue with a view to identifying a common approach on how to promote the Internet and manage the risks and challenges that arise regarding its use and evolution. The Forum will consider global and national approaches to shaping policies for the prevention of terrorism and on-line extremism and information security of the virtual space as some of the main elements of national security, the challenges of modern digital society in the context of Internet use, fake news issues, secure identification and cryptography.
In a separate session, personal data protection will be discussed from the point of view of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began operating in the EU on May 25, 2018. The document contains a number of challenges for the state and business, forcing them to provide people new opportunities to protect and control personal information. The MIGF will demonstrate compliance with generally accepted principles and norms of international law, such as respecting human rights, taking into account both national and international standards. The role of a neutral secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum in Moldova is entrusted to the Comunitatea Internet Association.
Internet governance is defined as "the development and application by governments, the private sector, and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet" (Agenda for the information society, Tunis, 2005). The Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was formed in 2006 under the auspices of the United Nations and is the result of the World Summit on the Information Society, held between 2003 and 2005. The MIGF event aims to create a national platform for dialogue and interaction with several stakeholders. It will be both off-line and on-line.
The preliminary version of the topics on the Agenda was developed on the basis of a series of discussions with representatives of the community from different stakeholder groups. We invite you to contribute to the MIGF 2020 agenda-setting process. We are waiting for your ideas and suggestions for MIGF 2020 discussion topics, which can be sent via suggestions form on the event website or through social media channels.
This year the MIGF will be held as two-day conference (live and online) on November 23 and 24. Everyone who is interested in discussing current issues of Internet governance is invited to participate in the national initiative. To register, use the online form on the website. Registered participants will receive the connection details to join this meeting by e-mail. We look forward to seeing you online!
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