Free event discusses digital sovereignty from perspective of G20 members

Digital Sovereignty in the G20 is being organized as part of the CPDP LatAm 2024 conference and it is an official side event for T20, the G20’s think tank engagement group
Law
09 July 2024
Free event discusses digital sovereignty from perspective of G20 members

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School is holding an event called “Digital Sovereignty in the G20.” The meeting will take place on July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., in FGV’s main building in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro. It will also be livestreamed on FGV’s YouTube channel.

The event aims to promote a better understanding of the different dimensions that make up the debate on digital sovereignty, from the perspective of G20 members. The panelists will explore multiple key issues related to the concept of digital sovereignty, including cybersecurity, data sovereignty, the use of data and digital technologies to promote individual and national self-determination, the development and implementation of digital public infrastructure, and sovereignty in artificial intelligence.

Digital Sovereignty in the G20 is being organized in the context of the CPDP LatAm 2024 conference and it is an official side event for T20, the G20’s think tank engagement group.

Schedule

9:30 to 11:00 – Constructing Digital Sovereignty

  • Estela Aranha, UN AI Advisory Board
  • Min Jiang, Professor, University of North Carolina
  • Marcelo Malagutti, Secretary of Brazil’s National Cybersecurity Council
  • Grenfieth Sierra Cadena, Data Protection Superintendent, Colombia
  • Rodrigo Corrêa, Secretary for Data Protection, Rio de Janeiro

Moderator: Luca Belli, Professor and Coordinator of FGV Center for Technology and Society

11:00 to 12:30 – Data Sovereignty: Privacy, Security, Commerce and Development

  • Max Schrems, Founder, NOYB
  • Jonathan Mendoza, Data Protection Secretary, INAI, Mexico
  • Lorrayne Porciuncula, Executive Directress, the Datasphere
  • Thomas Lohninger, Executive Director, Epicenter.Works
  • Ana Paula Vasconcellos, Data Protection Officer, Rio de Janeiro

Moderator: Ana Brian, UN Special Rapporteur for Privacy

14:00 to 15:30 – Digital Sovereignty Meets Economic Sovereignty and Economic Warfare

  • Nikhil Pahwa, Founder, Medianama
  • Aifang Ma, Professor, Peking University
  • Manu Misra, Researcher, FGV Center for Technology and Society
  • Andres Calderon, Researcher, PUC Chile

Moderator: Nicolo Zingales, Professor, FGV Center for Technology and Society

15:30 to 17:00 – Digital Public Infrastructure for Digital Sovereignty

  • Armando Manzueta, Director of Digital Transformation of the Dominican Republic
  • Alexandre Costa, Researcher, CyberBRICS
  • Jai Vipra, Researcher, CyberBRICS
  • Hannah Draper, Human Rights Advisor, Consumers International

Moderator: Ian Brown, Visiting Professor, FGV Center for Technology and Society

17:00 to 17:15 – Conclusions

  • Luca Belli, Professor and Coordinator of FGV Center for Technology and Society

Event details

Date:​ July 19
Time:​ 9:30 to 17:00
Venue: YouTube and 12th-floor auditorium, FGV’s main building, 190 Praia de Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
For more information and to sign up, click here.

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