Membership of the Action Coalition on Meaningful Transparency continues to grow. As a group, we are focused on amplifying and coordinating existing work on tech transparency, as well as contributing our own. As part of that work, today we are sharing three sessions connected with the ACT or its members to be held at IGF 2022, in Addis Ababa and available online.
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A number of ACT members will also be attending in person. Contact Brainbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like further information, or you can communicate with members directly by signing up and using the ACT google group.
IGF 2022 WS #406 Meaningful platform transparency in the Global South
Thursday, 1st December, 2022 (12:35 UTC) - Thursday, 1st December, 2022 (13:35 UTC)
What does it mean to have meaningful platform transparency, and how does this change based on the type of information disclosed and the intended recipient of the information? What does accountability mean for digital social media platforms, and what is the role of transparency in ensuring accountability? What are the most important factors to consider in framing regulatory interventions relating to platform transparency, particularly in developing countries?
IGF 2022 DCPR Platform responsibilities in times of conflict
Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 (10:15 UTC) - Wednesday, 30th November, 2022 (11:45 UTC)
This session includes an accompanying paper on meaningful and interoperable transparency for digital platforms.
Despite online platforms’ relevance for democratic mobilisation, trade, and social participation, platforms' architecture and algorithmic functioning have often been criticised for several problematic practices[, ...] The tendency towards fragmentation and the lack of shared rules promoting a harmonized and user-centred approach to platform governance and fostering interoperability create a wide range of negative externalities such as data concentration, censorship, conflicts of jurisdiction, increasing complexity, making compliance more challenging, and threatening users' autonomy. The DCPR 2022 session will explore how platform governance may improve the current scenario.
IGF 2022 WS #309 Access to remedies in safeguarding rights to privacy & data
Tuesday, 29th November, 2022 (10:45 UTC) - Tuesday, 29th November, 2022 (11:45 UTC)
This session will contribute to developing and ensuring a conducive policy environment in relation to data protection oversight and shall also seek to support the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all through access to remedies. The effective oversight of data protection regulation contributes to developing effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels at the domestic level. Further, the session will also explore how public access to information, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements, enables citizens and reinforces enforcement of their human rights. ...