GCCS-Unplugged

The Hague, 17 April 2015

What are the challenges facing online freedom, transparency and security? GCCS-Unplugged is the “unconference” edition of DiploHack, where you set the agenda, decide the subject and work it out with others. Open State Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands invites you to participate and take matters into your own hands. GCCS-Unplugged takes place on Friday 17 April 2015, from 9am to 7pm at the Worldhotel Bel Air, in The Hague, within walking distance from the Global Conference on CyberSpace.

Worldhotel Bel Air
The Hague

17 April 2015

Unconference

Recent News

Photogallery

To get a sense of the day, we started posting pictures of the day. Here you can find a selection of photos from the morning

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Follow and continue the conversation

To follow and continue the conversation, click on the relevant session and continue to contribute to the etherpads. The story so far, is just a compilation of social messages during the day. Speaking for all, it was an exciting day, informal, relevant, to the point and spot on.

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Our Space

In the Our Space video series, produced by the Internet Protection Lab, we hear concerns of civil society workers about access and affordability, cybercrime, digital weapons, mass surveillance, privacy and internet standards.

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What is an unconference?

Have you ever been to an unconference? If so, you might skip this. If not, the aim of GCCS-Unplugged is sharing knowledge, ideas, concerns and solutions for an open, free and save internet.

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Schedule

Click on a session for a longer description and to access the Etherpad for collaborative note-taking.

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45
11:00
DiploHackDuring the whole day, the DiploHack Room is the place to discuss concrete solutions to real world policy problems concerning cybersecurity.
Online freedom: The role of internet intermediairiesTo protect online freedom, Internet intermediaries like search engine, ISPs (Internet-service providers) and social media play a crucial role. It remains a challenge to explore: What are gaps and challenges of legal frame frameworks, and good practices and initiatives related to Intermediaries?

This session is led by Xianhong Hu of UNESCO

Secure and private communication, how to do thatThis session is led by Hans de Raad
Access to informationWhat is needed to be done in order to take full advantage of the Internet infrastructure in order for people to have real access to the information they need for their own development?
11:15
11:30
11:45
How to build digital safety for journalism?As increasing digital threats emerged particularly to journalists and media actors on Internet, UNESCO wants to trigger discussion on the challenges: What are major digital threats to journalists on Internet? What are initiatives and policy recommendations to address digital safety?

This session is led by Xianhong Hu of UNESCO

12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
DiploHackDuring the whole day, the DiploHack Room is the place to discuss concrete solutions to real world policy problems concerning cybersecurity.
How restrictions on encryption chill freedom of expressionThe global debate is raging over encryption in the digital sphere. Some governments have claimed that technologies that enable users to communicate securely and protect their private information, like encryption, pose threats to national security. Others believe such policies restrict privacy and chill speech, limiting online freedom. What policies have been proposed to require encryption vulnerabilities? What are local and global impacts?

This session is led by Access Now

Privacy cafe: Online security for everyoneThis session is led by Xander Bouwman
Digital safety for whistleblowers (Publeaks)In 2013, The Publeaks Foundation and a large number of Dutch media outlets launched, a website for people to leak documents to the media securely and anonymously. Since then, a number projects have been launched based on the Publeaks Method: AfriLeaks, WildLeaks, Sourcesure and MexicoLeaks. How do these platforms work? What methods, software and hardware is used? What digital skills are needed from the journalists?

This session is led by Menso Heus van Free Press Unlimited en Mieke van Heesewijk van Publeaks

15:00
15:15
15:30
Trafficking hold upTrafficking is modern day slavery and a severe human rights violation as well as a complex transnational crime. What are the patterns of online recruitment of victims of trafficking? And how can we reclaim digital tools for protection, investigation, prosecution and awareness raising? This session is a hold up with Dutch human rights ambassador Kees van Baar.
Effective civil society participation in global cybersecurity debatesThis session is led by Aditi Gupta and Charles Bradley, Global Partners Digital.
15:45
16:00
16:15
Copyright vs innovation In discussions about security versus privacy we often see that they are considered to be opposites, but also two sides of the same coin. Interestingly the same can be said about copyright protection versus innovation. What will happen in a digital world without copyright protection? Can copyright on internet content be replaced by something else? Or should we abandon it? This session is led by Mathieu Paapst of the University of Groningen and Open State Foundation
In the ideal worldLed by Wouter Moraal
16:30
16:45
17:00
17:15
17:30
17:45
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45

DiploHack Room

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Extra Room

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
10:00
10:15
10:30
10:45

DiploHack Room

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
13:15
13:30
13:45

DiploHack Room

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
17:00
17:15

DiploHack Room

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
17:30
17:45
18:00
18:15
18:30
18:45

DiploHack Room

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
11:00
DiploHackDuring the whole day, the DiploHack Room is the place to discuss concrete solutions to real world policy problems concerning cybersecurity.
11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00
12:15
12:30
12:45
13:00
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00
14:15
14:30
14:45
DiploHackDuring the whole day, the DiploHack Room is the place to discuss concrete solutions to real world policy problems concerning cybersecurity.
15:00
15:15
15:30
15:45
16:00
16:15
16:30
16:45

DiploHack Room

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
11:00
Online freedom: The role of internet intermediairiesTo protect online freedom, Internet intermediaries like search engine, ISPs (Internet-service providers) and social media play a crucial role. It remains a challenge to explore: What are gaps and challenges of legal frame frameworks, and good practices and initiatives related to Intermediaries?

This session is led by Xianhong Hu of UNESCO

11:15
11:30
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
11:00
Secure and private communication, how to do thatThis session is led by Hans de Raad
11:15
11:30
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
11:00
Access to informationWhat is needed to be done in order to take full advantage of the Internet infrastructure in order for people to have real access to the information they need for their own development?
11:15
11:30

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
11:45
12:00
12:15
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
11:45
How to build digital safety for journalism?As increasing digital threats emerged particularly to journalists and media actors on Internet, UNESCO wants to trigger discussion on the challenges: What are major digital threats to journalists on Internet? What are initiatives and policy recommendations to address digital safety?

This session is led by Xianhong Hu of UNESCO

12:00
12:15
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
12:30
12:45
13:00

Room 1

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
12:30
12:45
13:00

Room 2

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
12:30
12:45
13:00

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
14:00
14:15
14:30

DiploHack Room

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
14:45
How restrictions on encryption chill freedom of expressionThe global debate is raging over encryption in the digital sphere. Some governments have claimed that technologies that enable users to communicate securely and protect their private information, like encryption, pose threats to national security. Others believe such policies restrict privacy and chill speech, limiting online freedom. What policies have been proposed to require encryption vulnerabilities? What are local and global impacts?

This session is led by Access Now

15:00
15:15
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
14:45
Privacy cafe: Online security for everyoneThis session is led by Xander Bouwman
15:00
15:15
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
14:45
Digital safety for whistleblowers (Publeaks)In 2013, The Publeaks Foundation and a large number of Dutch media outlets launched, a website for people to leak documents to the media securely and anonymously. Since then, a number projects have been launched based on the Publeaks Method: AfriLeaks, WildLeaks, Sourcesure and MexicoLeaks. How do these platforms work? What methods, software and hardware is used? What digital skills are needed from the journalists?

This session is led by Menso Heus van Free Press Unlimited en Mieke van Heesewijk van Publeaks

15:00
15:15
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
15:30
Trafficking hold upTrafficking is modern day slavery and a severe human rights violation as well as a complex transnational crime. What are the patterns of online recruitment of victims of trafficking? And how can we reclaim digital tools for protection, investigation, prosecution and awareness raising? This session is a hold up with Dutch human rights ambassador Kees van Baar.
15:45
16:00

Room 1

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
15:30
15:45
16:00
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
15:30
Effective civil society participation in global cybersecurity debatesThis session is led by Aditi Gupta and Charles Bradley, Global Partners Digital.
15:45
16:00
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
16:15
Copyright vs innovation In discussions about security versus privacy we often see that they are considered to be opposites, but also two sides of the same coin. Interestingly the same can be said about copyright protection versus innovation. What will happen in a digital world without copyright protection? Can copyright on internet content be replaced by something else? Or should we abandon it? This session is led by Mathieu Paapst of the University of Groningen and Open State Foundation
16:30
16:45

Room 1

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
16:15
16:30
16:45
DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
16:15
In the ideal worldLed by Wouter Moraal
16:30
16:45

Room 3

DiploHack Room Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Extra Room
15:30
15:45
16:00

Extra Room

Location

GCCS-Unplugged will be held at Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague, within walking distance of the World Forum, where the Global Conference on CyberSpace takes place.

Worldhotel Bel Air The Hague
Johan de Wittlaan 30
2517 JR, The Hague

From Centraal Station railway station, take bus 24 toward Kijkduin or tram 17 toward Statenkwartier (exit at Gemeentemuseum/Museon-stop for bus or tram). From Hollands Spoor (HS) railway station, take tram 17 toward Statenkwartier (exit at Gemeentemuseum/Museon-stop), or tram 1 toward Scheveningen/Noorderstrand (exit at World Forum-stop).

Worldhotel Bel Air is easily accessible from all directions, by entering The Hague from the A12 or the A44 motorway. In The Hague, follow the signs for Kijkduin, pass the World Forum on your right and further along you will find the hotel.

About

GCCS-Unplugged is the ‘unconference edition’ of DiploHack, and is organised by Open State Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. This collaborative and informal experience is perfect for you if you have good knowledge of the internet, online freedom, digital transparency, cyber security, start-ups, development through tech or other related topics that will shape the future of the net.

During this community-driven experience, you will come together with your fellow participants to share skills, learn what has worked, exchange ideas and practices, build plans and do some coding throughout the day. You will set the day’s agenda.

GCCS-Unplugged is an official side-event to the Global Conference on CyberSpace on 16-17 April at walking distance to our open event, allowing participants of the GCCS to mingle with NGO’s, civic tech developers, students, businesses, academics and civil society.