Internet Commission Accountability Framework

Online harms, such as misinformation, bias, bullying and abuse, have moved to the forefront of public consciousness in recent years. All are issues for people and society that undermine trust in digital technologies. Every industrial sector is in some way invested in digitalisation, so industry at large has an interest in their success.

This webinar presents the Internet Commission’s accountability model and disclosure framework. Its particular focus is on the processes employed to enable the creation, control, distribution, targeting, curation and promotion of online content. These processes are complex and dynamic, incorporate high levels of automation and are driven by multi-sided business models.

The 2019 – 2023 European legislative cycle looks set to be dominated by this issue in the same way that that privacy and data protection dominated the last one. The Internet Commission believes that a robust, international and independently overseen accountability model can help ensure that the social, economic and cultural potential of digital technologies will be realised, for all.

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Jonny Shipp is a social entrepreneur and adviser on technology, strategy and public affairs. He has held senior roles in the Internet and communications industry, delivering products, partnerships, strategic communications, industry self-regulation, thought leadership and cultural change programmes across Europe and the Americas. He served six years as Vice-Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation and is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 09:00 to 10:00
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