The Internet & Jurisdiction Project facilitates a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process to address the tension between the cross-border nature of the Internet and geographically defined national jurisdictions. It provides a neutral platform for states, business, civil society and international organizations to discuss the elaboration of a transnational due process framework to handle the digital coexistence of diverse national laws in shared cross-border online spaces.  The Project seeks to develop a “policy standard” for transnational requests for domain seizures, content takedowns and access to subscriber information.   

The meeting will serve as an opportunity to demonstrate that multi-stakeholder cooperation can produce operational solutions to concrete policy challenges that no stakeholder group can solve on its own.  The meeting will gather key actors from states, Internet companies, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations.  Aaron Shull, CIGI's chief of staff, will attend.