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Friday, April 1 • 10:30am - 11:45am
TPP: Is Trade Policy Putting Digital Rights At Risk?

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In our actual world, trade negotiations are increasingly setting norms on Internet policy issues. This workshop seeks to explore and discuss some of the most relevant questions regarding this topic.

Are these negotiations reflective of the interests of Internet users as citizens? How do trade agreements impact public policy objectives?

In this aspect, what should trade agreements seek to do in setting global rules and norms to protect an open global Internet and the rights of users, and also promote development?

Some argue there are ways to leverage provisions in trade agreements in support of an open internet and against censorship, filtering, and fragmentation. Is this possible? Can governments implement or promote new models for trade to reflect the interest of Internet users, after signing agreements like TPP?

Lastly, how does the TPP actually affect online rights and freedoms?


Anupam Chander

Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and Director, California International Law Center
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Burcu Kilic

Legal and Policy Director, Public Citizen
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Pranesh Prakash

Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society
Pranesh Prakash is a Policy Director at — and was part of the founding team of — the Centre for Internet and Society, a Bangalore-based non-profit that engages in research and policy advocacy. He is also the Legal Lead at Creative Commons India and an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School's Information Society Project (formerly an A2K Fellow there), and has been on the Executive Committee of the NCUC at ICANN. In 2014 he was selected by... Read More →
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Carolina Rossini

VP of International Policy, Public Knowledge
2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
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Claudio Ruiz

Executive Director, Derechos Digitales
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Maira Sutton

Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Maira leads international campaigns on copyright, innovation, and access to knowledge issues, including opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. She also tracks how the overreach of copyright can be used to hinder access to knowledge and silence criticism and news online.

Friday April 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
The Bridge

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