2016 Internet2 Global Summit

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Executive Track: Welcome and Working Lunch—Internet Freedom and Ethics of Technology

Time 05/16/16 11:30AM-01:00PM

Room Marriott Ballroom (4th Floor)

Session Abstract

  • Internet Freedom and Ethics of Technology

  • Freedom is not something that comes naturally. It is something one has to fight for, sometimes literally. Online this is no different. The almost unlimited freedom that the Internet seems to offer is under constant threat. We do have to fight to keep the Internet open, accessible and trustworthy. This is a prerequisite for researchers, students, scholars and teachers all over the world, and universities and research networks (NRENs) have a responsibility in this. Deploying university or research information and communications technology (ICT) today is not just about technology (and money), but more and more ethical considerations that come into play -- privacy, data stewardship, etc.. Furthermore, as ICT invades our lives further and further, we often fail to notice that this embeds cultural and moral decisions taken for us. How does that affect independent research? This session will discuss these issues.   


Speaker Erik Huizer Surfnet BV

Primary track Executive Track (Invitation Only)

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