May 2, 2013

Google’s William Echikson visited ICDS

Today, May 2, 2013, William Echikson, Head of Free Expression Policy and PR for Europe, Middle East, & Africa at Google, visited ICDS for a private discussion on the need to protect information infrastructure without jeopardizing internet freedoms. Echikson stressed the importance of personal data protection, a paramount concern for private internet users, and praised the Estonian case as one in which a high degree of trust between the state and its citizens makes possible the country’s significant advances in e-government. He also underlined the opportunities Estonia has as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (2013-15) and as next year’s host of the Freedom Online Coalition conference to take the lead in supporting freedom of expression and protecting fundamental rights in the digital sphere and beyond.

Today, May 2, 2013, William Echikson, Head of Free Expression Policy and PR for Europe, Middle East, & Africa at Google, visited ICDS for a private discussion on the need to protect information infrastructure without jeopardizing internet freedoms. Echikson stressed the importance of personal data protection, a paramount concern for private internet users, and praised the Estonian case as one in which a high degree of trust between the state and its citizens makes possible the country’s significant advances in e-government. He also underlined the opportunities Estonia has as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (2013-15) and as next year’s host of the Freedom Online Coalition conference to take the lead in supporting freedom of expression and protecting fundamental rights in the digital sphere and beyond.

02.05.2013
Today, May 2, 2013, William Echikson, Head of Free Expression Policy and PR for Europe, Middle East, & Africa at Google, visited ICDS for a private discussion on the need to protect information infrastructure without jeopardizing internet freedoms. Echikson stressed the importance of personal data protection, a paramount concern for private internet users, and praised the Estonian case as one in which a high degree of trust between the state and its citizens makes possible the country’s significant advances in e-government.  He also underlined the opportunities Estonia has as a member of the UN Human Rights Council (2013-15) and as next year’s host of the Freedom Online Coalition conference to take the lead in supporting freedom of expression and protecting fundamental rights in the digital sphere and beyond. 

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