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2015 European Forum

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May 12, 2015
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May 12, 2015
13:30:00
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17:30:00
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The Family Online Safety Institute, with support from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Orange, convened their 7th European Forum on May 12th. The event, held in Brussels, focused on a European perspective to online safety.


Jasmina Byrne, UNICEF provided the keynote address on the digital rights of the child. She talked about the different approaches that are needed throughout the developing world where the challenges include access to the Internet, parents who lack skills and knowledge of online risks and the corresponding challenges. Ways in which to protect these children online include peer-to-peer education rather than through the home or in schools. She emphasized that changes that are made to the ways that children access the Internet in Europe, and the content that they consume, will have a global impact.


David Miles, FOSI, moderated the Safety by Design panel. Participants from Orange, Twitter, Facebook and EU Kids Online talked about the ways in which their companies think about safety and privacy throughout the process of creating new products and how they respond to feedback from users. Patricia Carters from Twitter highlighted the need for safety by reaction as well as safety by design. Orange’s work on creating a better Internet for kids was discussed in addition to the ways in which industry collaborates in the field of online safety. Jos de Haan from EU Kids Online reiterated that conversations between parents and children are the most effective way to ensure that children have safe experience online; there are limits to what can be expected of technology.


Jennifer Hanley, FOSI, led the conversation about the importance of creating positive content for kids. Patricia Manson of DG Connect outlined the European Commission’s commitment to the initiative. Google and Mind Candy talked about the ways that they create content for younger audiences and some of the challenges, while David Wright of Southwest Grid for Learning briefed the audience on the ENABLE project and their plans for a hackathon. Ways in which technology can be incorporated into education, and the importance of creating content for disabled children were also explored. Empowering children through teaching them digital skills was emphasized throughout the discussion.


Leo Kelion, BBC, Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, CDT and Pat Walshe, GSMA, discussed the future of online safety. The Internet of Things, connected cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality all featured as topics in the final panel of the day, and how these things will impact privacy and other aspects of connected life in the future.
Throughout the forum, attendees heard about the European approach to online safety and privacy, but expert speakers were also able to place the discussions in a global context and relate the challenges and risks to children’s experiences around the world.

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Speakers

David Wright

Director UK Safer Internet Centre

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SWGfL

David is Director UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL, working alongside partners Childnet and IWF. The UK Safer Internet Centre is the national awareness centre and forms part of the European Commission’s, Safer Internet Programme. He has worked extensively in the area of online safety for many years not only with children, schools and wider communities but also with partner agencies such as the Police and social work, as well as Government and Ofsted. David has presented at online safety conferences both nationally and internationally and chairs the National Education Network Safeguarding Group in the UK and is an active member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

Through SWGfL, David has lead pioneering work, such as the development of BOOST (http://boost.swgfl.org.uk), the multi award winning 360 degree safe (www.360safe.org.uk), e Safety Live and together with the University of Plymouth, has published a number of ground-breaking UK reports (including Sexting (2009, 2012) and e Safety in Schools (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014).

David Wright

Director UK Safer Internet Centre
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SWGfL

Pat Walshe

Director of Privacy - Public Policy

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GSMA

Pat currently works in the Public Policy Department of the GSM Association and is the global lead for the GSMA’s privacy related policy issues.

Pat has over sixteen years experience in data protection, privacy, interception and disclosure law and regulatory policy in the fixed, mobile and Internet sectors. Pat has developed and led mobile industry initiatives that seek to ensure privacy is designed into products, services and business processes and that have produced globally applicable privacy principles, mobile application privacy design guidelines and an accountability framework. Pat continues to work on range of global initiatives that are user centred and that embed privacy from a cultural, technical and business process perspective.

Pat has a degree in Social Anthropology and Development and holds privacy and information security audit qualifications. He has served on the International Standard Organisation's Privacy Steering Committee and is a member of the British Computer Society. He is also a member of the Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group on big data, a member of an external ethics panel for a leading mobile operator on the use of big data for development, and also sits on the international advisory board for the Adaptive Security and Privacy project.

Pat Walshe

Director of Privacy - Public Policy
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GSMA

Brittany Smith

Public Policy

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Google

Brittany Smith works on Google's public policy strategy team, supporting work across Europe on child safety, digital literacy and controversial content. She is responsible for working externally alongside policy allies, and internally coordinating policy support for product and program launches. Having recently earned her MSc in women's studies and public policy, her personal and professional interests lie at the intersection of Internet policy and rights advocacy.

Brittany Smith

Public Policy
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Google

David Miles

Director, Europe

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Family Online Safety Institute

For the past 30 years, David has had a wide range of executive leadership roles in the technology and telecommunications sector including IBM, Compaq and Motorola. He is currently FOSI's Director for Europe. FOSI is an international non-profit organisation which works to make the online safer for kids and their families.

David is an Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), the British Government's principal advisory body for online safety for children and young people. He chairs the UKCCIS Filtering Working Group that brings together the family-friendly network filtering initiatives of the UK’s leading ISPs, mobile operators and public Wi-Fi providers. David is former chair of the UKCCIS Over Blocking Working Group (2013-14), which worked with the UK’s four leading ISPs to minimise the inadvertent blocking of legal content to minors. He is an active member of the UKCCIS Evidence Group and Social Media Working Group. In addition, he is a member of the Internet Matters Expert Advisory Panel, an internet safety portal established by the UKs four leading ISPs.

David is a member of the United Nations ITU Child Online Protection (COP) Working Council based in Geneva, as well as actively involved in a number of initiatives within the European Commission.

David is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, one of the City of London’s livery companies and granted its Royal Charter in 2010. His specific charitable interests include the implementation of assistive technology and social media for young people with special needs.

David Miles

Director, Europe
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Family Online Safety Institute

Patricia Manson

Head of Unit, Inclusion, Skills and Youth

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European Commission

Patricia Manson is Head of Unit, Inclusion, Skills and Youth, in the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission. As such she is responsible for the Commission's research and innovation projects on ICT and learning, and for those on the use of ICT for inclusion, e-accessibility and assistive technologies. The unit is also responsible for the Commission's strategy on a Better Internet for Children and for the Safer Internet Programme. She has worked at the European Commission since the early 90s on ICT applications areas in the Community's research programmes. Prior to joining the Commission she worked in the UK on a research-funded post providing technology and market watch, as well as information and advisory services to the cultural heritage community on the adoption of ICTs.

Patricia Manson

Head of Unit, Inclusion, Skills and Youth
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European Commission

Leo Kelion

Technology Desk Editor

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BBC News Website

Leo Kelion is the technology desk editor for the BBC News website. The role involves managing the BBC’s team of online tech writers and video journalists as well as doing TV and radio interviews on related news stories. He also helps produce and appears on BBC World Service’s Tech Tent radio programme.

Leo Kelion

Technology Desk Editor
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BBC News Website

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen

Representative and Director for European Affairs

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Center for Democracy and Technology

For the past 15 years, Jens has been engaged in European and international public policy, focusing on digital economy and technology policy. He is based in Brussels.
Jens began his European affairs career as a trainee at the US Desk of the European Commission’s Directorate General for trade and external affairs. He also worked for the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, managing staff support to the Telecommunications Subcommittee and to the European-American Industrial Council. He later headed the Technology, Media and Telecoms Practice of a leading European Public Affairs consultancy, Adamson BSMG Worldwide. In that role, he managed a team of consultants advising clients such as IBM, Vodafone, Orange and Tele2 on telecommunications and information society policy.
Before joining Dell in 2007, Jens managed Intel’s EU Affairs team. He and his team drove Intel’s corporate and technology policy agenda, including data protection, cybersecurity, telecommunications and spectrum regulation, copyright and digital rights management, patents and standards policy and regulation. Jens personally led Intel’s European policy work on digital content, copyright and DRM. He managed several engagements between Intel executives, and European Commissioners and Member State governments.
Jens established Dell’s European Government Affairs practice and set up its Brussels office. In his role as “Director, Government Affairs, EMEA,” Jens was responsible for managing Dell’s engagement with policy makers in the region, building support programs for Dell’s Public Sector businesses in major European markets, and advising management on state aid and antitrust issues relating to Dell’s operations in the European region.
Jens has been an active and longstanding member of leading industry organizations, such as BSA – the Software Alliance, Digital Europe and the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, where he has chaired committees and working groups.

Jens-Henrik Jeppesen

Representative and Director for European Affairs
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Center for Democracy and Technology

Jennifer Hanley

VP, Legal & Policy

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Family Online Safety Institute

Jennifer Hanley is the Vice President of Legal and Policy for the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). Jennifer directs FOSI’s government outreach and policy strategy. Jennifer helps FOSI build relationships with government officials as well as external partnerships and advises leading technology companies on best practices, policy developments, and emerging issues around online safety. Jennifer implements FOSI’s global projects and initiatives and manages the Washington, D.C. staff team. She also leads FOSI’s research work. Jennifer develops policy positions on Internet safety issues including online privacy, mobile safety, cyberbullying, sexting, controversial content, student data privacy, encouraging positive online content for kids, and federal and state legislation and regulations. Jennifer also represents FOSI on panels and in the press.


Jennifer is a magna cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where she served as a Vice Chancellor on the CUA Moot Court Board and as the Vice President of the Communications Law Students Association. Jennifer held legal internships with FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, EchoStar, and Comcast. Jennifer graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the George Washington University where she studied Political Science.

Jennifer Hanley

VP, Legal & Policy
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Family Online Safety Institute

Lisa Felton

Chair of the Board, Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards

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Vodafone

Lisa Felton is currently Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards at Vodafone. Prior to that, she held the position of Global Governance and Strategy Manager and also has 14 years’ experience as a lawyer both within Vodafone and in private practice. Lisa holds an MA from Oxford University in Law and a Masters in International Law of Human Rights.

Lisa Felton

Chair of the Board, Global Head of Consumer Regulation and Content Standards
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Vodafone

Greg Dray

Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships for YouTube

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Google

Greg Dray is Google's Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships for YouTube in the EMEA region. Just previously, he was the Head of News and Education for YouTube, and the Executive Director for International Digital Media at Lagardere Active. Greg also served as the Vice President of Global Marketing at Dailymotion. Greg holds an MA in International Affairs from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, with a specialization in Media Management.

Greg Dray

Head of Kids and Learning Partnerships for YouTube
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Google

Craig Donaghy

Content Editor, PopJam

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Mind Candy

Craig Donaghy is a Content Editor and Writer with over ten years of experience in children’s publishing. Working at BBC Worldwide and Immediate Media he worked closely with research groups and schools to produce and manage content for international brands, such as Doctor Who and Skylanders.

At Mind Candy, Craig managed content for PopJam, a digital creative community app where young people can express themselves via user-generated content, discover and share their passions, and play micro games, puzzles and quizzes. As Content Editor, Craig works closely with the Community & Safety team to produce a lively, engaging, positive and creative experience for PopJam users.

Craig Donaghy

Content Editor, PopJam
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Mind Candy

Patricia Cartes

Head of Global Safety Outreach

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Twitter

As Twitter's Head of Global Safety Outreach, Patricia Cartes works to define policy and to ensure user safety and security in the challenging realm of modern social media. Patricia's team works 24x7 to defend and respect the voice of Twitter users and to fight online abuse including targeted harassment, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking and cyber-bullying.

Patricia Cartes started working in the technology industry in 2006 when she joined Google’s Webspam team. After building an expertise in site integrity, she joined Facebook as one of the founding members of the company's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. During her time in their User Operations team she managed Facebook’s Intellectual Property and Safety teams, focusing on legal issues as well as on suicide prevention and child protection. In 2011 she joined their Public Policy organization where she was appointed their Head of Safety responsible for maintaining relationships with online safety organizations, Law Enforcement & Military agencies, government hotlines and data protection authorities, across EMEA.

Patricia Cartes

Head of Global Safety Outreach
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Twitter

Jasmina Byrne

Senior Researcher

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UNICEF

Jasmina Byrne is a senior researcher working in UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti, Florence, Italy. She leads UNICEF Office of Research’s work on children and the internet and have overseen and contributed to several UNICEF studies related to child safety online, cyberbullying and child rights on the internet (www. unicef-irc.org). In addition, she is responsible for developing and leading UNICEF’s global research agenda on family and parenting support. Prior to joining Innocenti, Jasmina was head of UNICEF child protection programme in Indonesia. She has close to 20 years of international experience in managing complex child rights and protection programmes, including research, policy development, programme design and evaluation in South East Asia, Europe and Southern Africa with UNICEF, Save the Children, International Committee of the Red Cross and UN Women.

Jasmina Byrne

Senior Researcher
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UNICEF

Yves Boillot

CRS Manager

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Orange Headquarters, Paris

Yves Boillot is CSR Manager at Orange Headquarters in Paris where he coordinates the “Better Internet for Kids” programme for the Group. Before that, Yves was responsible for products and services innovation at the Orange Labs business incubator. Yves joined Orange Netherlands in 2006 as an Associate of Corporate Strategy. Prior to entering the telecom industry, Yves was Director of Marketing and Business Development for Hernandez Engineering Space Operations, a company focusing on Human Space Flight. In 2001, he co-founded MobiQuis, a mobile-internet based company developing technology and services for travel, leisure and tourism. He has also been a consultant on e-commerce projects in the utility industry for Arthur D. Little. Prior to that, he accrued 10 years of experience in engineering and project management in the civil aerospace industry, during which time he worked at Fokker Space and at the European Space Agency on science programs and the International Space Station program. Yves received his MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management in 2001 and his MS degree from National Institute of Applied Science (INSA Lyon-France) in 1987.

Yves Boillot

CRS Manager
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Orange Headquarters, Paris

Julie de Bailliencourt

Safety Policy Manager, EMEA

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Facebook

Julie is the Safety Policy manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Facebook. In this role, she engages with safety partners and policy makers across the region on topics such as bullying and child safety. Prior to joining the Facebook Public Policy team, Julie has spent 4+ years managing the Community Operations Safety team based in Dublin, as well as several market teams. Before her time at Facebook, Julie spent 10 years working in the ecommerce industry in Ireland.

Julie de Bailliencourt

Safety Policy Manager, EMEA
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Facebook

Agenda

Reception
Closing Remarks
Final Discussion: The Future of Online Safety
Panel Discussion: Positive Content for Kids: How is this Achieved?
Break
Panel Discussion: Safety by Design: Is this Possible?
Keynote
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Registration

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