Open Net Hosts “Borderless Internet vs. Digital Sovereignty” Seminar

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Open Net Hosts “Borderless Internet vs. Digital Sovereignty” Seminar

Korean digital policy space is in flux. A National Assembly member recently proposed a bill requiring server localization, and the administration is considering to loosen net neutrality, in order to 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 platforms and so on. Therefore, Open Net, together with the US Embassy in Korea and Korea University American Law Center, hosts a seminar titled “Borderless Internet vs. Digital Sovereignty” on Wednesday, November 28. Through this seminar, local and international experts will discuss and evaluate these trends.



[Seminar Info.] Borderless Internet vs. Digital Sovereignty

o Hosts: Korea University American Law Center, Open Net Korea, U.S. Embassy in Korea

o Time & Date: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

o Venue: Korea University Law School, CJ Law Building, Legal Leadership Academy (Room 512)

※ Simultaneous interpretation provided

<Opening Address>
Harry Harris, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy in Korea
Soonkoo Myoung, Dean, Korea University School of Law

KS Park, Professor, Korea University School of Law/Director, Open Net Korea

<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?

Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Judith Lichtenberg, Executive Director, GNI (Global Network Initiative
Ray Cho, Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft Korea, Inc
Whon-Il Park, Professor, Kyung Hee University Law School

<Session II: Net Neutrality and Network Interconnection>

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?

Bill Woodcock, Executive Director, PCH (Packet Clearing House)
Jung Ryul Kim, Director of Telecommunications Competition Policy Division, Ministry of Science and ICT
Insung Kim, IT Columnist
Sungjin Choi, CEO, Korea Startup Forum
Michael Khoo, Associate Research Director, TRPC (Technology Research Project Corporate)


Contact. Open Net +2-581-1643,


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