International Cyber-Conference 2018
Cyber ethics on the agenda at International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity (ICCC), 14 to 16 November 2018, Delhi, India.
The conference, which is in its sixth edition, looked at emerging cyberspace trends and legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to cyberspace and cybercrime. The 2018 conference was addressed by more than 150 speakers with participants representing 81 countries.
The event was organised by the distinguished advocate and Globethics.net Board of Foundation member, Pavan Duggal as the President Founder and Chairman of the International Commission on Cyber Security Law. He also serves in India's Supreme Court on Cyberlaw.
During the conference Globethics.net was represented by Dr Christoph Stückelberger, Globethics.net Founder and President, who gave a presentation on the ethical aspects and considerations that are necessary to take into account in the fast-paced development of cyberspace.The conference came up with the comprehensive Outcome Document, which encapsulated the recommendations made in 54 sessions of deliberations during the conference. Globethics.net's input to the Outcome Document addressed the importance of Cyber ethics, referring to "values-driven decisions based on core values such as freedom, justice, equality, inclusivity, security and peace as they are globally agreed by the community of states in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations". The aim of the Outcome Document is to provide clear recommendations on ‘key thrust areas', which need to inform the decision making processes and procedures of various stakeholders, as they move forward to deal with the complicated challenges concerning cyberspace.
Launch of Globethics.net publication, Cyber Ethics 4.0
The international conference provided the opportunity to launch Globethics.net's latest publication, Cyber Ethics 4.0: Serving Humanity with Values (Global Series No. 17). Christoph Stückelberger and Pavan Duggal, the co-editors and contributors to the book, which features articles from 24 authors and international organisations from Southeast Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, were present at the book launch. They gave an overview of the book and the reasons behind writing it. The book aims to provide orientation on what is right and wrong, good and bad, in relation to cyberspace. The authors apply and modify fundamental values and virtues to specific, new challenges arising from cyber technology and cyber society. The book serves as a reference for teachers, policy makers, business, etc., and it is also an invitation for dialogue and debate.
Additionally, the conference featured an Interministerial Meeting on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity that took place in parallel to the conference. It was attended by ministers and representatives from various countries including Gambia, Zambia, Senegal, Malta, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Bangladesh and China. The declaration from the meeting can be read here.
Globethics.net has been offered an opportunity to explore how its educational resources and knowledge-base can assist in the implementation of some of the key recommendations made in the outcome document of the conference.