Gambia Country Director for Computer Frontiers Inc., Mr. Poncelet Ileleji attends “The 5th Annual Freedom Online Conference (FOC)” hosted by the current FOC chair – Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on May 4th and 5th 2015. This conference consists of governments’ representatives, numerous foreign affairs officials, multinational ICT companies, and Civil Society organizations. Participants discussed ways in which governments around the world can structure policy-making processes in order to maximize the realization of human rights online within their jurisdiction. According to Freedom Online Coalition, panels and discussions focused on issues such as rule-of-law, transparency, the Tallin Agenda (for Freedom Online) implementation, and how to maximize non-governmental stakeholder input and participation in government policy making.
Mr. Ileleji partook in discussions addressing rights and freedoms online. He stated in his remarks that Computer Frontiers adheres to the fundamental principles of Transparency and Privacy online with governments, and various organizations in Africa and across the globe. Thus, Computer Frontiers has served government and private sector clients in more than 40 countries throughout the world. This ICT Company values transparency, Internet freedom, and privacy online worldwide.
The Freedom Online Coalition is composed of 26 governments who work to advance Internet freedom. This partnership coordinates diplomatic efforts and engages with the private sector to support free expression, association, assembly, and privacy online. FOC members and working groups are committed to protecting and promoting online freedoms domestically and abroad. Freedom Online Coalition Working groups were created to convey policy issues facing online freedom and to inform the work of the Coalition and its members. Mr. Ileleji sits on Working Group 3 to address transparency and privacy online. Working Group 3 of FOC focuses on the relationship between governments and information & communications technology (ICT) companies, with a particular emphasis on respecting human rights online, including freedom of expression and privacy.