RightsCon 2021

The Virtual RightsCon 2021 took place 7-10 June 2021. RightsCon is a major global conference on human rights in the digital age. The event takes up discussions on a range of topics that examine the impacts of technology on society and human rights such as: privacy, surveillance, and individual security; cybersecurity and encryption; Internet shutdowns, and connectivity, etc.

The Internet Society participated in several sessions:

7 June 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT
Content moderation, accountability, and transparency: experiences across the Internet stack (panel)
Session host: Internet Society and TikTok
Konstantinos Komaitis speaking

9 June 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm EDT
Internet Society Pulse Platform: a curated resource on Internet shutdowns and enabling technologies (pre-recorded tech demo)
Session host: Internet Society
Susannah Gray, Kevin Chege and Hanna Kreitem presenting

10 June 2021, 8:30am – 9:30am EDT
Advancing human rights and digital collaboration: UNESCO’s call for participation in the IGF Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality Indicators (IUIs) (panel)
Session host: UNESCO
Dawit Bekele speaking

10 June 2021, 11:00am – 12:00 pm EDT
Securing inclusive next frontier technologies that connect the remaining billions
Session host: Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
Nermine El Saadany speaking

10 June 2021, 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT
Routing security as a cyber norm (pre-recorded lighting talk)
Session host: Internet Society
Kevin Meynell presenting


Date and Time

Monday 07 June 2021 –

Friday 11 June 2021