The main objective of the Moldova Forum for Internet Governance (MIFG) is to consolidate various categories of actors (private sector, civil society, technical community and academia, public sector, intergovernmental organizations) to discuss, within a multilateral, democratic and transparent process, the most important public policy issues related to the Internet, as well as security in the virtual environment. The MIGF promotes open discussions and dialogue with a view to identifying a common approach on how to promote the Internet and manage the risks and challenges that arise regarding its use and evolution. The Forum will consider global and national approaches to shaping policies for the prevention of terrorism and on-line extremism and information security of the virtual space as some of the main elements of national security, the challenges of modern digital society in the context of Internet use, fake news issues, secure identification and cryptography.
In a separate session, personal data protection will be discussed from the point of view of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which began operating in the EU on May 25, 2018. The document contains a number of challenges for the state and business, forcing them to provide people new opportunities to protect and control personal information. The MIGF will demonstrate compliance with generally accepted principles and norms of international law, such as respecting human rights, taking into account both national and international standards.
Internet governance is defined as "the development and application by governments, the private sector, and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet" (Agenda for the information society, Tunis, 2005). The Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was formed in 2006 under the auspices of the United Nations and is the result of the World Summit on the Information Society, held between 2003 and 2005. The MIGF event aims to create a national platform for dialogue and interaction with several stakeholders. It will be both off-line and on-line.
The preliminary version of the Forum program was developed on the basis of a series of discussions with representatives of the community from different stakeholder groups. Once web resources are launched, the agenda will be posted online and offered for open consultations.
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