Borderless Internet vs. Digital Sovereignty
Date: November 28, 2018 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue: CJ Law Hall Rm. 512, Korea University School of Law
Audience: policymakers, lawmakers, academic, researchers and media to be invited
(Simultaneous translation provided/ open to public)
Korean digital policy space is in flux. Legislature is proposing server localization bills, and the administration is also proposing to loosen net neutrality, in order to, among other things, cure "reverse discrimination" against domestic platforms, allow "just compensation for network use" by the foreign OTTs, assert "tax sovereignty" over OTTs selling services in Korea, provide "stable network experience", moderate spread of illegal information through foreign OTTs, etc. Through this seminar, international experts discussed and evaluated these trends.
Harry Harris, US Ambassador to Korea
Soonkoo Myoung, Dean, Korea Univ. School of Law
Session I: Server Localization
What is data localization and server localization? Which countries are instituting them? What are the policy implications? What are the alternatives?
Whonil Park, former Professor, Kyung Hee University Law School See material 1/ material 2
Ray Cho, Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft Korea, Inc.
Kelly Kim, General Counsel, Open Net Korea
Session II: Network Interconnection and Net Neutrality
How global Internet network connection works and how it relates to net neutrality. How ISPs connect with each other and contribute to the interconnection. How to evaluate Korea’s 2016 bill to mandate “sender pay” traffic-based settlement between peering ISPs?
Insung Kim, IT Columnist
Jungwon Han, Officer, Telecommunications Competition Policy Division, Korean Ministry of Science and ICT
Sungjin Choi, CEO, Korea Startup Forum
Mino Choi, Civil Society Safety Consultant
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