[discuss] Call to 1net community - Shape IGF Best Practices!
sm+1net at elandsys.com
Fri Aug 22 20:57:30 UTC 2014
At 04:05 22-08-2014, Constance Bommelaer wrote:
>2. Regulation and mitigation of unwanted communications (e.g. "spam")
Item 59 mentions an industry consortium. I do not like that anyone
from a developing country would find it affordable to spend U.S.
$12,500 to be part of that consortium.
Item 73 mentions the African Union Convention on Cyberspace Security
and Protection of Personal Data. There has been some concerns about
the draft from people in Africa.
Item 98 mentions that "Work is ongoing in the IETF community to
develop recommendations to help deal with the spam situations". I
have participated in mail-related discussions. I am not aware of any
ongoing work in the IETF community to develop recommendations to deal
with the spam situations. The IETF does not have "an active spam
discussion group that promotes information exchange on the
topic". The information provided in that item might mislead people
from developing countries.
Item 148 mentions the differences between the developing and the
developed world. The mailing list for a group cited in the IGF
document is at
are only two messages for this year. One of the messages was a reply
to a message which was posted in September 2013. I would not
consider that group as active. The problem in the developing world
is that there are foreign experts selling solutions which are not
adapted to the local context.
>5. Best practices for online child protection
Item 10 mentions that "In the developing world higher overall levels
of violence and lower rates of Internet accessibility result in
different child protection priorities for stakeholders. In
particular, child protection online has diminished value in the face
of prevailing offline threats of physical violence, sexual assault,
slavery, and child soldiery". This paints a very negative picture of
the developing world. Is child soldiery widespread in the developing
world? The sexual assault rate for Sweden (used as an example) is
high compared to the rate for some developing countries.
A number of issues involving children have been traced back to social
networking sites. The IGF document does not mention that at all.
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