The Cyber Dialogue conference, presented by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, convened an influential mix of global leaders from government, civil society, academia and private enterprise to participate in a series of facilitated public plenary conversations and working groups around cyberspace security and governance.
The 2014 Cyber Dialogue held in Toronto, Canada from March 30-31 invited a selected group of participants to address the theme “After Snowden, Whither Internet Freedom?” and explore questions such as: What are the likely reactions to the Snowden revelations going to be among countries of the global South? How will the Freedom Online Coalition respond? What is the future of the “multi-stakeholder” model of Internet governance? Does the “Internet Freedom” agenda still carry any legitimacy? What do we know about “other NSA’s” out there? What are the likely implications for rights, security, and openness in cyberspace of post-Snowden nationalization efforts, like those of Brazil’s?
The plenary panel featured
Bruce Schneier (Security Technologist and Author)
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. (Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government)
Yurie Ito (Director of Local Coordination Division for the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center)
(Representative on Freedom of the Media of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)
Sir Richard Allan (Public Policy, Facebook)
Eduardo Bertoni (Director of the Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information at the Palermo University School of Law)
‘Gbenga Sesan (Executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria)
The session was moderator by Steve Paikin of TVO’s The Agenda and features questions and comments from a range of leading experts.