Agenda: Ethics and Politics of Online Monitoring of Violent Extremism Workshop

Monday 19 January

12.00-13:00: Lunch

13:00-15:00: Session One

Chair: Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute

Sadhbh McCarthy, Centre for Irish and European Security:

The role of trust, insights and confidence on the use of OSINT (or SOCMINT) for intelligence purposes incl. in relation to the identification of violent extremism

Akil Awan, Royal Holloway, University of London:

Problematising radicalisation online, and the implications for Internet monitoring

15:00-15:20: Tea/coffee break

5:20-17:30: Session Two

Chair: Maura Conway,  Dublin City University

Robindra Prabhu, Norwegian Board of Technology:

Could Anders Behring Breivik been stopped with social media monitoring?

Danit Gal, Oxford Internet Institute:

Hamas’s targeted Cyber-Jihadi propaganda: when open source intelligence hits close to home

Andrea Cerase, Sapienza, University of Rome:

Monitoring racist and xenophobic extremism to counter hate speech online: ethical dilemmas and methods of a preventive approach

Tuesday 20 January

09:00-10:45: Session Three

Chair: Kate Coyer, Central European University

Istvan Janto-Petnehazi, University of Westminster:

User-generated hate speech. The case of Romania

Benjamin Ducol, University of Montreal:

French anti-terrorism law and the securitization of the Internet: mapping a security controversy in the age of global terrorism

10:45-11:00: Tea/coffee break

11:00-12:45: Session Four

Chair: Maura Conway, Dublin City University

TJ McIntyre, University College Dublin:

Public law oversight and the roles of private Internet actors in monitoring violent online political extremism

Valentin Stoian, Central European University:

A comparative analysis of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice and the Romanian Constitutional Court on metadata retention

Ian Brown, University of Oxford:

Towards multilateral standards for surveillance reform (Download paper HERE)

12:45-13:30: Lunch

13:30-15:00: Conclusions

Chair: Ian Brown

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