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Tuesday, December 19 • 16:10 - 17:10
“ICANN – Looking ahead: - Challenges and Opportunities” (OF50)

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This Open and Interactive Session will consider a range of areas ICANN is addressing including ongoing accountability work; the work of the Community in preparing for a potential new application process for gTLDs; the on-going work with respect to emerging Data Protection (DP) and privacy developments including the implementation of new DP legislation in Europe (GDPR).
It will also briefly consider challenges posed to ICANN, and opportunities afforded, by the external environment ICANN works in; not least with respect to discussions in the UN (CSTD) on “Enhanced Cooperation”.  
The Forum will also be an opportunity for some technical updates related to the Key Rollover Programme (which will have taken place) KSK and other DNS Security, Resilience and Reliability issues. 

The Forum will allow plenty of time for comment, discussion and interaction on these and other subjects delegates may want to discuss. 
Tag 1: Domain Name System
Tag 2: Data protection
Tag 3:
Name(s) of Speaker(s):
They will include the President and CEO of ICANN, Goran Marby, the newly elected Chair of the ICANN Board, ICANN Organisation Executive Members as well as some ICANN Community leaders.  

Name of Online Moderator: Nigel Hickson
Background Paper: background_paper_on_open_forum.pdf
Past IGF Participation: Yes
Report Link: http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/documents?cid=28&fid=307
Name: Mr. Nigel Hickson
Organizational Affiliation: ICANN

Session Organizers

Nigel Hickson

VP; IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN or cricket

Tuesday December 19, 2017 16:10 - 17:10 CET
Room XXI - E United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)