Session 4

Initial headline*

Internet of Things: perspectives, opportunities, and policy implications

Proposed title

Internet of Things evolution: Moving towards a secure and effective network

Final title

[DL: 15 April]


The Internet of Things can bring numerous improvements to our lives. But it can definitely create numerous new problems and dangers. What are the benefits? What are the problems? And how can we mitigate as many of the problems as possible in order to be able to benefit the most from its capabilities?

Key words

Internet of Things, IoT, privacy, security, openness, open source, privacy by design, security by design, net neutrality, distributed.

Session description

[DL: 15 April]

Session format

[DL: 15 April]

Main roles

Key participants/Resource persons (if applicable):


Online moderator:


[DL: 30 April]

Session messages

[To be added at the end of the session.] 


1. How we saved the Internet in Europe?, Epicenter.Works

2. Wikileaks:

3. The ethics of Internet of Things – What kind of future do we want to live in?, Virt EU

Relevant proposals

17, 21, 23, (33), 46, 55, 66 – See full list of proposals

Organising team

  • Arvin Kamberi, DiploFoundation, Serbia (focal point)
  • Desiree Miloshević, Afilias, Serbia (focal point)
  • Dragan Chepujnoski, Vip, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Frédéric Donck, Internet Society, Belgium
  • Blagoj Hristov, Makedonski Telekom Ad Skopje, Makedonski Telekom AD Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Slobodanka Jakimovska Josifovikj, Makedonski Telekom AD Skopje, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Valentina Pellizzer, One World Platform, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Matei-Eugen Vasile, Association for Technology and Internet, Romania
  • Cătălin Vrabie, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
  • Contact point from SEEDIG’s executive committee: Sorina Teleanu


*The session is currently under development. All relevant details will be added once they are agreed upon by the organising team, but not later than the indicated deadlines.


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