The GPGN is a global community of civil servants, legislative staff and regulators committed to a collaborative and harmonized approach to address pressing issues related to digital platform governance.
The GPGN meets regularly in interactive sessions and has been joined and led by eminent international thinkers, including:
- Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister;
- Marietje Schaake, international policy director, Cyber Policy Center at Stanford University, and former Member of the European Parliament;
- Rebecca MacKinnon, founding director, Ranking Digital Rights; and
- Claire Wardle, co-founder and US director, First Draft.
GPGN meetings enable participants to discuss pressing platform governance challenges, gain a deeper understanding of policy-level solutions and form relationships with international peers for future collaborations. Key discussion topics include privacy, competition, online safety, electoral integrity, and countering online hate and extremism.
Within the GPGN, there are also three established working groups developing practical solutions that can be implemented in members’ home jurisdictions:
- The Research Working Group concentrates on efforts to harmonize government research and knowledge dissemination to avoid duplication and amplify national efforts.
- The Transparency Working Group is designed to harmonize transparency efforts internationally and to articulate the costs and benefits of different approaches to regulation and democratic oversight.
- The Performance Measurement Working Group focuses on identifying what constitutes “success” for platform governance and the tools that could be used to track progress toward these desired outcomes.
While GPGN meetings are private, unattributed meeting summaries will be publicly available and shared lessons feed into national and international discussions.