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Panel N° 2 Child Protection Online in the New MiLE. The seismic change to the global internet has given birth of a new Internet that raises concerns on new critical issues


Miguel Sumer Elias
Informática Legal - Internet Responsable, Director - Professor

Abogado especializado en cibercrimen, seguridad informática, protección de datos, emprendimientos y negocios en Internet. Fundador y Director de Informática Legal® ( desde el año 2000 y de la iniciativa Internet Responsable® ( Asesor gubernamental en cibercrimen, seguridad informática y en programas para el uso responsable de Internet. Fue Miembro del Grupo de Expertos en Seguridad Informática y Legislación Informática (GESI) de la Oficina Nacional de Tecnologías de Información de la Presidencia de la Nación. Formador de equipos académicos con 15 años ininterrumpidos de experiencia en la docencia universitaria del Derecho Informático. Es actualmente profesor titular de grado en la Universidad de Buenos Aires y en la Universidad de Belgrano, donde obtuvo la distinción a la “Innovación Tecnológica Educativa 2012″ por su moderna propuesta y efectivo estilo pedagógico. Fue Docente en el “Posgrado Estrategias en Negocios Digitales” de la Universidad de Palermo, en el “Posgrado en Nuevas Tecnologías, Comunicación Digital y Redes Sociales” de la Univ. de Buenos Aires y en el Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires para los Programas Pymes 2.0 y Desarrollo Emprendedor. Conferencista internacional. Director del Instituto Iberoamericano de Informática Legal, investigador y autor de numerosos artículos. Miembro del capítulo argentino de ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), del capítulo latinoamericano de HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association) y de ADIAr (Asociación de Derecho Informático de Argentina), entre otras.

Sheri Falco
IFFOR, Board of Directors

Ms. Falco serves as the Board Chair of The International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR). IFFOR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing policies that help global internet users, domain name holders and registry operators address such issues as parental controls; accurate domain registration information; child abuse imagery; and privacy and consumer right. IFFOR is currently developing educational materials aimed at providing teachers, parents and children with pragmatic and effective tools to understand and address online sexual content and activity. Ms. Falco has presented consumer protection and best practices information regarding new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to various audiences including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the International Trademark Association (INTA). The self-regulation policies and rights protection mechanisms that she has helped develop and implement have been highlighted during a Congressional hearing on new gTLDs as "smart and innovative”

Jorge Cella
Microsoft, Director of Technology & Social Responsibility - Microsoft Argentina and Uruguay

Jorge Cella works at Microsoft for more than 19 years, currently serves as Director of technology and Social responsibility for Microsoft Argentina and Uruguay. In this role is the carry out corporate citizenship programs, impacting positively and generating greater development in the community. Within Microsoft Cella developed a wide career where he served in other positions as the Manager of corporate strategies. He studied Agronomy at the Universidad Católica Argentina and currently studies for certified public accountant at the National University of Quilmes. Jorge Cella was born in 1973 Buenos Aires. He is married, has two children and in their free time, in addition to enjoying it with them, likes reading and practicing Aikido.

Ezequiel Passerón
Con Vos en la Web, Director

The seismic change to the global internet has given birth of a new Internet that raises concerns on new critical issues in relation to child protection online with many new challenges and questions in this space that need addressing such as::

1-Technical issues: will traditional keywords filtering on child sexual abuse materials be sufficient in the new internet and the new range of languages of the new Multilingual Internet. If not, what needs to be developed

2-Will current blocking lists compiled by local and international law enforcements/ISPs be sufficient to tackle the challenges of more than a hundred IDN gTLDs? If not, what needs to be updated?  

3- How can local communities’ stakeholders be turned motivated & proactive in safe guarding their local internet and its content for a safe online experience for children?

4- How can the functionalities of reporting hotlines on child sexual abuse materials be updated to reflect the newer needs and challenges of  the new internet (both in terms of report collection and their analysis.

5- The new Internet will create new virtual markets and locations, new audience, but will also create new potential child victims as new avenues for interacting with children emerge - How can stakeholders prepare to mitigate these new challenges that will increase the possibilities of local child sex offenders on the new Internet reaching out to children who can speak and understand their local language. How can jurisdictional law enforcements be improved?

6-  How to turn unsuspecting unaware local stakeholders from becoming prospective victims to empowered ready and enabled stakeholders in the new Multilingual Internet?

7-  Key points to discuss , debate , share best practice experiences and conclude with a recommendations on moving forward on how to safe guard children online in the new Multilingual Internet.