19 November 2015 - 11.00-12.30 - Room 9, Palais de l'Europe, Interpretation: FR/EN


How can we make sure that privacy, data protection, and freedom of choice are respected in online social networks and by internet companies and increase user’s awareness of the terms of service they agree to?

Initiative 1

Terms of Service and Human Rights, Center for Technology and Society FGV Rio Law School

The Terms of Service and Human Rights Project by the Center for Technology and Society at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School in Rio de Janeiro developed a methodology to analyse the degree of protection of privacy, freedom of expression and due process offered by the Terms of Service (ToS) of a variety of online platforms. The standards identified as a basis for the methodology derive from existing international human rights documents, notably including the Council of Europe's Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users. The Project has analysed the policies of a corpus of 50 platforms in a pilot experience aimed at enhancing the methodology and identifying the main practices adopted by platform providers. Some of the main goals of the project are to: (i) trigger international debate on the role of online platforms’ providers as cyber-regulators and fulfil their responsibility to respect human rights; (ii) produce evidence on the impact of ToS on individuals’ human rights; and (iii) put forward concrete policy recommendations to enhance the respect of users’ rights.


Ms Jamila VENTURINI, Brazil, Researcher, Center for Technology and Society FGV Rio Law School

Jamila Venturini is a Brazilian journalist and researcher with experience in human rights organizations. Her research background includes the right to education and culture in Brazil (2009), open educational resources (2014), transparency and the right to information (2014). She is currently a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS/FGV). As a journalist, Jamila worked as a communication assistant for Article 19 Brazil, Open Knowledge Brasil and other NGOs. She also coordinated the Friends of Januária project, which was sponsored by Rising Voices, and co-directed the documentary “Mapuche: gente da terra”, awarded with a community video prize in the Pachamama International Festival in 2013.


Discussants are invited to take part in the Labs in order to share their experience with the presented democratic initiatives and try to bring broader perspectives to the following discussions.

Nadia KAYYALI, USA, Activist at Electronic Frontier Foundation

Nadia Kayyali is an Activist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in San Francisco, California. They focus on street level surveillance technology such as IMSI catchers and drones, US national security policy, privacy, anonymity, and freedom of expression. Nadia has worked on EFF’s Street Level Surveillance and Surveillance Self-Defense projects, advocated for anonymity and privacy with governmental bodies and companies, and has coordinated a variety of US campaigns to limit surveillance at the national and local level. As a Syrian-American, Nadia got especially interested in surveillance because of the experiences of Arab and Muslim Americans after 9/11. Nadia holds a B.A from UC Berkeley in Cultural Anthropology, and a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.

Ms Raegan MACDONALD, Canada, Senior Policy manager, EU principal at Mozilla

Originally from Canada, Raegan is based in Brussels, Belgium, where she leads Mozilla’s Public Policy work in the EU, and specialises in net neutrality, privacy and data protection. Raegan is a member of the Steering Group for Code Red, a global initiative to accelerate reform of security organisations. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Brussels Privacy Hub, an academic research institute focused on privacy and data protection. Since March 2014, Raegan is a Privacy by Design Ambassador, an award from the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining Mozilla, Raegan led Access’ (accessnow.org) Brussels presence as European Policy Manager. Prior to that, Raegan worked with European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of 34 privacy and civil rights groups across Europe. Raegan is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Leipzig (Germany) where she received her Masters in Global Studies.


Mr Dirk VAN EECKHOUT, Belgium, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Belgium at the Council of Europe

Having two masters in philosophy and management, the ambassador’s interests vary as much as his impressive hat collection. Mr Van Eeckhout has represented Belgium in Japan, Nigeria and Chile. Recently, he chaired the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from November 2014 until May 2015. More specifically to the topic of the debate, he is the thematic coordinator for the information society. You can catch a bigger glimpse into his life and interests (i.e. social media and digital diplomacy) by following him on twitter (https://twitter.com/dirk_van_e) and facebook (https://www.facebook.com/belgiumincoe).



Lab 5 - Network responses
Palais de l'Europe - Room 9 19 Nov. 11.00-12.30
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