Forum Report

The 10 August 2015 IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum in Tel Aviv was the second in a series of discussions on cybersecurity, privacy and Internet governance in the context of practical solutions. Two dozen government representatives, industry representatives, legal practitioners and academics gathered, and the high-priority issues distilled from the conversation were:

  • user assessment of trustworthiness of devices, enterprises and governments;
  • education of users about characteristics and impact of the information society, and
  • machine-readable privacy agreements.

Participants discussed preparation of a draft proposal for a machine-readable privacy standard for discussion by the IEEE Standards Association (the standards-development arm of the IEEE), the Standards Institute of Israel and the Israeli Bar Association, among other stakeholders. Participants also called for development, possibly in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and others, of educational material such as games and/or icons that would encourage ethical online behavior.

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