Child Online Protection
Date:Thu, 13/09/2012 - Sat, 15/09/2012
The World e-Parliament Conference 2012 was held at the Chamber of Deputies of Italy, in Rome, on 13, 14 and 15 September. The Conference concluded on the International Day of Democracy, established in 2008 by the UN General Assembly.
Time slot:11:15 - 12:30
The absence of an internationally-agreed legal framework hampers the fight against cybercrime. This session will examine the existing mechanisms for international coordination on cyber-security and discuss options for inter-parliamentary cooperation on and support to the cyber-security agenda.
Time slot:09:30 - 11:00
Law-making in specialized parliamentary committees, oversight over regulatory bodies and scrutiny on governmental actions, targeted hearings and investigations, and representations of citizens and businesses concerns are some of the options available to parliaments to enhance cyber-security. The session will review a few practices carried out by legislatures around the world to respond to the cyber-security challenges and their effectiveness.
U.S. Senate Hearing on "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy"
It was reported last month that mobile communication devices, like the iPhone and Android, are keeping track of consumer's personal locations and saving that information,which can be accessed via computers by a third party. Obtaining and using this collected information is the concern of Sen. Al Franken who has called a hearing on the issue
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Fourth Parliamentary Forum on Shaping the Information Society: The Triple Challenge of Cyber-Security: Information, Citizens and Infrastructure
Date:Wed, 18/05/2011 - Fri, 20/05/2011
The Parliamentary Forum “The Triple Challenge of Cyber-Security: Information, Citizens and Infrastructure” was the fourth meeting of Members of Parliament focusing on issues relating to the Information Society organized within the framework of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.
Date:Mon, 16/05/2011 - Fri, 20/05/2011
WSIS Forum 2011 was held from 16th to 20th May 2011 and provided structured opportunities to network, learn and to participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation. This event was built upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its new format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders.
International police led by a UK team say they shut down the largest internet paedophile ring yet discovered. The global forum had 70,000 followers at its height, leading to 4,000 intelligence reports being sent to police across 30 countries.
The European Union has taken a step towards common rules for cracking down on those who sexually abuse children and post images of the abuse on the internet. A committee of Euro MPs backed an EU draft directive calling for child abuse images to be removed at source.
The World e-Parliament Conference provided an opportunity to debate the challenges and benefits provided by ICT and analyzed successful approaches, identified good practices and lessons learned.
Date:Thu, 21/10/2010 - Fri, 22/10/2010
The World e-Parliament Conference 2010 took place on 21 and 22 October 2010 at the Pan-African Parliament in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event was co-organized by the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliament of South Africa, the Pan-African Parliament and the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament.
The World e-Parliament Conference 2008 took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 25 and 26 November 2008. The World e-Parliament Conference 2008 represented a unique opportunity for leaders and members of parliaments, parliamentary officials and experts to exchange views at a global level on new technologies and innovation as tools to strengthen the representative, legislative and oversight functions of regional and national assemblies.