On 23-24th October some 100 Canadians from across the country gathered virtually to share their views on the Internet and its future. The Canadian Dialogue is part of the Global Dialogue on the Future of the Internet, taking place in more than 70 countries across the world. The results of the Dialogue will be shared with Canadian and international policy-makers who are making decisions that affect your digital life.
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“We, the Internet” brought together some 100 Canadians from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds to share their views on key questions that shape our digital lives. The agenda for the event can be found here

The discussions took place over four online sessions where participants will learn and share their views:

Session 1. The Internet and Me – What do we use the internet for? What do we love about it? What do we hate or fear about it? What would we like to change? (October 23, 12:00-14:00 EDT)

Session 2. My Data, Your Data, Our Data – We each create or give away a lot of data in cyberspace. Who can see and use my data? Who should own or benefit from my data? What can I do to better control my exposure online? (October 23, 15:00-17:00 EDT)

Session 3. The Digital Public Sphere – How has the internet changed our access to information? What about misinformation and disinformation? How can it be challenged, countered, or controlled? Should there be limits on what we are allowed to say online? (October 24, 12:00-14:00 EDT)

Session 4. Artificial Intelligence – What is AI and how is it changing our lives? What are some of the ethical dilemmas? Who should decide on what the future of the Internet will be? (October 24, 15:00-17:00 EDT)

The KEY takeaway from the Canadian Dialogue is the need for Citizens to become a lot more engaged on the many issues that are affecting our digital lives. The Canadian Dialogue will feed into the Global Report that captures the views of  thousands of ordinary people from around the world on the future of the Internet. The Global Report will be discussed at the next global Internet Governance Forum and at future United Nations debates on Internet Governance.

2020 Global Deliberation Day in numbers

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ORGANIZATIONS implementing the deliberations

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COUNTRIES involved

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