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Although the Internet is an engineering artefact, we have very little data relevant for Internet Governance (IG). In cybersecurity, for example, we are still in doubt about the number of threats and the size of the losses incurred. The same applies in other IG fields. Without understanding the scope of the problem, it is difficult to discuss possible solutions. What can be done to bring more evidence in IG, using what concrete tools and techniques? How should an IG observatory, which would gather and prepare such evidence, function?
Join us for the October IG webinar, focusing on 'Evidence and measurement in IG' on Tuesday, 28th October, at 12:00 GMT (13:00 CET). To register, please fill in the registration form.
Topics for discussion
The event will provide an overview of what is the evidence-based approach to Internet governance and highlight lessons from the fields of cybersecurity, e-commerce, and development.
Policy-makers and, increasingly more engaged general public are looking for answers to the questions such as:
This list can be extended considerably. The real issue is to identify ways to make the best use of metrics and available evidence to support policy development in digital policies and IG.
[New] Background document: An overview of the cybersecurity challenge.
The theme 'Evidence and measurement in IG' is the third of the preparatory events for the Geneva Internet Conference, a process which is tackling relevant themes with the input of communities around the globe. The previous two preparatory events discussed how to overcome policy silos, and the avenues for addressing IG issues. The outcomes of the thematic discussions will feed into the Geneva Internet Conference.
This announcement was originally published at http://www.diplomacy.edu/calendar/webinar-measurement-and-evidence-ig