CIRA's annual consultation begins in Ottawa and online
OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (www.CIRA.ca), the organization that manages the .CA Internet domain, is kicking off
its annual consultation with a feature event in Ottawa and an online
forum, providing all Canadians with an equal voice to discuss the
issues that impact the safe and fair use of the Internet.
The Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) began this morning at the Ottawa
Convention Centre. CIRA has brought together leading thinkers and
experts to discuss a variety of Internet-related topics, including
digital literacy, cyber-security and Internet governance.
Canadians will be able to participate today and continue the
conversation throughout 2013 through their Facebook or Twitter
accounts, or by providing a valid email address. CIRA has provided a
variety of channels for the CIF, including its website at www.cif.cira.ca, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cira.ca, its Twitter account @CIRANews, and with the hashtag #ciraif.
"Just as we are all participants in the Internet sphere, we are all
participants at the CIF, each with an equal voice," said Byron Holland, President and CEO of CIRA. "I urge you to attend, tune in and have your say, and not just today
but throughout the year. The Internet by its very nature is always on
and always evolving. How we use it and how we govern it to our best
advantage is a conversation that must keep pace."
The CIF is free for all participants. Registrations can still be made
onsite for today's event and the webcast is available to everyone.
Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart begins today's event with
a keynote about online privacy. Panel presentations and discussions
will explore digital literacy and policy and governance, featuring
Steve Anderson from Openmedia.ca, Karen Mulberry from the Internet
Society, Tim Denton from the CRTC, Matthew Johnson from MediaSmarts,
and Kerry Augustine from the Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge.
To learn more about the CIF, or how to attend or tune in via the
webcast, please visit http://www.cira.ca/news/events-page/2013-cif/
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the Member-driven
organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops
and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and
represents the .CA registry internationally.
SOURCE: Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
For further information:
Communications Manager, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
(613) 237-5335 ext. 262
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