Rosemary Leith, founding Director of the Web Foundation, led discussions on Internet security and its role in global governance at the World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda, held in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. The Summit brought together more than 800 influential thought leaders to address the most pressing global challenges. Not surprisingly, the economy and governance were at the top of the list.
Ms. Leith chairs the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Internet Security. In Abu Dhabi, the Council focused its attention on security and privacy challenges that pose threats to our world; a world increasingly dependent upon the Internet and Web. Specific topics on the table included how to manage Internet security among global stakeholders, as well as cybercrime and control of personal data.