Expert workshop on Internet intermediaries of 16 June 2010
In the 2008 Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy , Ministers invited the OECD to “examine the role of various actors, including intermediaries, in meeting goals for the Internet Economy”.
The goal of this June 2010 OECD Workshop on “The Role of Internet Intermediaries in Advancing Public Policy Objectives” was to discuss and identify best practices and lessons learned from experience to date of Internet intermediaries in advancing public policy objectives. In particular, the Workshop identified:
Guiding themes for the workshop were the dynamics of economics, responsibility, accountability and trust that help to ensure a balance between economic, social and technological tensions, as well as the necessary dialogue between Internet intermediaries and other private-sector stakeholders, policy makers, civil society and consumer representatives, and well as end users.
The workshop was supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and Reform. It brought together more than 30 speakers to debate and brainstorm issues. Participants were experts in their fields from a broad range of disciplines and areas of expertise, including the technical and academic communities, policy-makers, and private sector representatives. Selected participants were invited to contribute a position paper (up to one page) in advance of the meeting. During each session the moderator invited selected participants to respond to one or two lead-off questions or issues raised in their position paper. Following these interventions, the floor was opened to all speakers for discussion and then to the floor. PowerPoint presentations were discouraged to foster interactive discussion.
Session on the introduction to the role of Internet intermediaries in advancing public policy objectives
Balancing overarching goals of creativity and free flow of information with other policy objectives
The role of Internet intermediaries in strengthening cybersecurity
The role of Internet intermediaries in protecting privacy
The role of Internet intermediaries in protecting intellectual property rights
The role of Internet intermediaries in protecting consumers (fraud, dispute resolution)
Assesment and lessons learned
Other position papers
Permanent URL: www.oecd.org/sti/ict/intermediaries