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Now more than ever, cybersecurity and data privacy concerns underpin every aspect of our digital lives. The Canadian Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is a unique opportunity to bring together some of Canada’s top thinkers to discuss how privacy and security intersect with artificial intelligence, smart cities, and Internet of Things (IoT), the impact on businesses, and the role youth can play in the evolution of the internet.

The 2019 Canadian Internet Governance Forum represented an unprecedented level of collaboration between Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), Innovation, Science, Economic Development Canada (ISED), CANARIE, the Internet Society (ISOC), Youth IGF Canada, and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa.

The 2023 Canadian Internet Governance Forum will take place in Montreal, Quebec. Stay tuned for more information.

The CIGF is driven by a multi-stakeholder steering committee and is recognized as a national IGF initiative by the global Internet Governance Forum, which was established in 2006 by United Nations as an outcome of the World Summit on the Information Society. The IGF mandate was renewed for an additional ten years by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.

Visit the Canadian IGF website for more information.