The term ‘internet governance’ implicates a wide array of issues, chief among them being cyber security, the digital economy, human rights, communication and inclusion. In the recent past, however, it has emerged that many countries including India view this wide area through the narrow focus of national security. Strategic anxieties are visible in the positions that India and other countries have taken on internet governance issues.
Key points for discussion will include:
India’s historical approaches to sovereignty and security in multilateral, minilateral and bilateral settings
India’s experiences around the non-proliferation regimes of the 20th Century and their implications for India’s position on new cyber regimes
India’s anxieties on technological denial, export control and exclusion, and their impact on India’s current appreciation of digital technology, big data and dual-use technologies
This will be a closed-door, off the record discussion attended by senior government officials, practitioners, regulators and key members of the strategic community.