Event Wrap: RightsCon 2015 Southeast Asia Conference

By on 1 Apr 2015

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APNIC participated at the RightsCon 2015 Southeast Asia Conference in Manila, Philippines from 24 to 25 March 2015.

RightsCon 2015 brought together attendees representing civil society, technology companies, governments, and academia to explore the themes associated with  protecting rights online, digital rights and economic development, technological solutions for human rights challenges and limiting and measuring risk in the ICT sector.

APNIC activities:

  • Adli Wahid presented at the Lightning talk session highlighting the need for IPv6 deployment to ensure the future growth of the Internet.
  • Adli also participated in a hands-on joint “Cyber Role Play Incident” session with Access Media and the Asia Cloud Computing Association. Attendees at the session were divided into four groups: Technical; Management; Legal; and Communication and had to respond to a data breach incident.
  • Sylvia Cadena presented at the “Building bridges: social justice advocates and digital rights” session, where various problem statements such as lack of Internet access in remote economies, security, and foreign policy were discussed with possible solutions explored.
  • As part of the ISIF Asia work, five fellows from Bangladesh (1), India (3) and Malaysia (1) received support to attend the event. They participated in a meeting with former ISIF Asia grant recipients to discuss future planning for ISIF Asia activities from 2016 to 2018. Sylvia was able to conduct a site visit of the E-akap project in Caloocan, Philippines, which received an ISIF grant in 2013, and meet with donor agencies.
  • Paul Wilson presented at the “One World, One Internet: ICANN & IANA Transition Panel”, providing an update on the CRISP proposal and how the numbers community came together to support both the proposal and the overall processes.
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