International Cooperation on Platform Governance

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Westin Hotel, College Green, Westmorland St, Dublin, Ireland
Private Event: Workshop
Nov 6

Participation in this event is by invitation only

In conjunction with the Dublin session of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and 'Fake News,' CIGI is organizing a workshop that will bring together international experts, policy practitioners and parliamentarians to discuss international cooperation in the governance of social media platforms. This invite-only event will explore international models, mechanisms and opportunities for platform governance.

This workshop will be held under the Chatham House Rule.


8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30        Welcome and Introduction
9:30 - 10:30      Policy Proposals for Platform Governance
10:30 - 11:00    Reflections and Health Break
11:00 - 12:00    Working Across Borders: Models for Collaboration
12:00 - 13:30    Reflections and Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00    Getting Regulations Right: The Human Rights Implications of Action and Inaction
15:00 - 15:15    Reflections
15:15 - 16:15    Policy Case Study: Digital Ad Transparency
16:15 - 16:30    Final Reflections: If the MPs tomorrow do one thing, what would you like them to do?
16:30 - 17:00    Closing remarks
17:00 - 18:30    Cocktail reception

Detailed agenda attached below.

Event Speakers

In addition to his commitment to CIGI, Jim Balsillie is also the founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Centre for Digital Rights, Arctic Research Foundation and co-founder of the Council of Canadian Innovators.

Robert (Bob) Fay is the managing director of digital economy at CIGI. The research under his direction assesses and provides policy recommendations for the complex global governance issues arising from digital technologies.

Taylor Owen is a CIGI senior fellow and the host of Big Tech with Taylor Owen. He is an expert on the governance of emerging technologies, journalism and media studies, and on the international relations of digital technology. 

Susan Etlinger is a senior fellow at CIGI and an expert on artificial intelligence and big data.

Michel Girard is a CIGI senior fellow and an expert in the area of standards for big data and artificial intelligence.

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