Posted by Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft
I recently returned from a two-day, online safety conference in Doha, Qatar. Sponsored by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and ICT Qatar, “Promoting Online Safety & Cyber Ethics in the Middle East,” was an informative and interesting event. The conference marked the second of its kind in the region, the first having been held two years ago in Manama, Bahrain, hosted by FOSI and Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.
The two days took on a global and regional/local focus, respectively. My main role was to participate in a panel on day one entitled, “Where in the world is online safety?” Fellow panelists included U.K. Internet expert John Carr, Justin Weiss of Yahoo!’s international privacy team, and Claudia Selli from AT&T’s EU Affairs division. The panel was moderated by U.S. Ambassador David Gross, also a partner with Wiley Rein.