RightsCon 2016

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RightsCon is the world’s leading event convened around the issues of internet and human rights.

RightsCon 2016 will be held in Silicon Valley March 30-April 1 2016. The deadline for submission is set for 11:59pm Pacific Time on December 14, 2015. Follow this link to find the submission form. Please refer to discount ticket policy for information on special rates for session organizers and speakers.

About RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016

This year marks the fifth installment of RightsCon — an unparalleled gathering of global thinkers and actors coming together on the subject of the internet and human rights.

The conference programming is built by the experts: the participants. In order to encourage genuine, productive and inclusive conversations, the organizers conduct a participatory agenda building process where registrants are encouraged to submit session proposals.

To focus the brilliance, expertise, interests, and creativity of the community, submissions are being accepted for sessions under the following five working tracks:

  1. Human Rights, Trade and Business. Subtopics include: trade, transparency, terms of service,telecommunications, export controls, government responsibility, and more.
  1. Network Discrimination and Connectivity. Subtopics include: net neutrality, zero rating,broadband and internet access, and more.
  1. Privacy and Digital Security. Subtopics include: anonymity, surveillance, cybersecurity, data protection, transnational data agreements (MLAT’s, PNR, Safe Harbour, etc), data retention, data localization, encryption, cybersecurity, integrity of systems, and more.
  1. Freedom of Expression. Subtopics include: censorship, media and journalism, internet shutdowns, counter-radicalization, anti-harassment, and more.
  1. Internet Governance and Digital Inclusion. Subtopics include: gender, accessibility, internet governance (WSIS, ICANN, IGF), and more.

Subtopics are not limited to those listed above.

Access Now is the proud host of RightsCon. Access Now is a non profit organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, user engagement, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.

For more information about RightsCon, visit rightscon.org

For more information about Access Now, visit accessnow.org

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About Chenai Chair 8 Articles
Chenai holds an MSocSci specialising in Global Studies, and a BSocSci in Gender Studies and Industrial Relations from the University of Cape Town.Her areas of interest include gender, youth and the informal sector and working on issues pertaining to internet governance in Africa. She also works on RIA’s African Mobile Pricing (RAMP) data collection and analysis. You can follow her on twitter @chenaichair

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