Costa Rica hosted the sixth Freedom Online Conference on the future of the Coalition which gathered 30 governments working to advance Internet freedom and security, the respect of privacy and data transparency.
In June 2013 shortly after the first Snowden revelations on NSA surveillance came out, I gave a keynote address to the Freedom Online Conference in Tunis. Three years later I’ve been asked to address this morning’s opening session of the Freedom Online Conference in Costa Rica. Below are the remarks I’ve written out in advance. I will update this post later with hyperlinks and revise it to reflect any impromptu changes I make during delivery.
Scott Moore, business analyst for the Scottish Improvement Service, won a Socitm scholarship to research digital public service trend in Seoul during the summer. Here he looks back on he learnt during his summer investigating the city’s digital transformation.
The majority of the world’s population currently live in urban areas, which brings with it a myriad of socio-economic challenges. In an effort to deal with these challenges, cities are investing in smart city technologies to improve standards of living, efficiencies, governance and economic growth.
By Constance Bommelaer de Leusse and Tereza Horejsova
How can we create a more inclusive Internet? What are the practical steps we can take to expand global connectivity? This week, leaders from some of the Internet’s main organisations and businesses, together with the World Bank, are gathering in Washington D.C. to discuss these questions. Why? Because bringing people online is one of the most powerful tools for development, and the world has finally woken up to see it.