Parallel Session 10: Internet Freedom as a Freedom of Choice
The question of freedom is closely related to the possibility of making choices: political, economic, social and personal. A key question is how to preserve a human’s capacity to ‘choose’ in the political, regulatory and economic environments created by the rapid technological developments of recent decades, environments set to change further and rapidly through the breakthrough of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence. By discussing “Freedom of choice” the session seeks to link the work of the Freedom Online Coalition to date with the challenges ahead. The work of the UN Secretary General’s “High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation” will also be a key focus on the session. Information about the goals and work of the panel will be presented and we will use the session to formulate key messages for transmission to the High Level Panel as an input to their work from the “Freedom Online Coalition”.