Anne-Marie Buzatu is the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of ICT4Peace Foundation. She consults with governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector, and provides policy advice in the areas of cyber (human) security policy, preventing violent extremist and terrorist use of the internet, multistakeholder approaches to security sector governance and security sector impacts of private commercial actors. Previously she was Deputy Head of the Public Private Partnerships Divisions of DCAF (The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance) where she led, under a Swiss government mandate, the development of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC), a multistakeholder initiative which set out international human rights compliant principles and standards for the private security industry. She subsequently led the creation of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA), the mutistakeholder oversight mechanism for the ICoC, where she also served as Interim Executive Director. An international lawyer by training, she also worked for several years in the information technology sector as a web developer and database administrator. This low-level understanding of information technologies enables her to bridge the expertise divide, translate between policy and technology specialists, and identify pragmatic and effective cybersecurity policy and governance approaches.
Beyond Pegasus: Improving Transparency, Rights Protection and Accountability in the Surveillance Tech Space
This session will explore lessons that can be learned from the Global Network Initiative’s history and work to promote responsible business conduct in the broader ICT sector, including the extent to which these initiatives may provide lessons for how (and how not) to improve transparency, rights protection, and accountability in the surveillance tech space.