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G7 Multi-Stakeholder Conference on eSafety

11:30 – 12:00

Registration and dial-in

12:00 – 12:05

Opening and Introduction
Moderator Geraldine de Bastion

12:05 – 12:15

Welcome remarks
State Secretary Stefan Schnorr, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport

12:15 – 12:30

Professor Mary Aiken, Cyberpsychologist

12:30 – 13:15

Session I: “eSafety tools and how they work in practice”

Short presentations with examples of how eSafety technologies are already being used in practice, followed by a discussion on the various technologies and possible use cases.

Moderator: Geraldine de Bastion

Opening remarks from UK (Daniel Okubo, Deputy Director for Online Harms, DCMS UK)
Example from Germany (Dominik Zimmermann, Condat AG)


  • Dominik Zimmermann, Condat AG
  • Daniel Okubo, Deputy Director for Online Harms, DCMS, UK
  • Emily Slifer, THORN
13:15 – 14:00

Session II: "What does it take to provide a secure online environment?"

In this session, we try to elaborate the needs for a secure online environment. Guiding questions: What is lacking? What opportunities, but also risks, are associated with eSafety technologies? What other possibilities - besides technical solutions - are there to increase security on the Internet?
Moderator Geraldine de Bastion

  • Josephine Ballon, HateAid
  • Franka Weckner, Y7 - Youth 7
  • Jillian C. York, EFF Electronic Frontier Foundation
14:00 – 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 – 15:00

Session III: “Digital identities – another level of eSafety?

Recent tools such as Deepfakes and GPTx as well as bots that can convincingly mimic human behaviour are a fundamental challenge to liberal democracy and market economy, as countermeasures such as fact checking and media literacy programmes reach their limits. In this session, we consider privacy-protecting digital identities as a more powerful approach, providing another level of eSafety.
Introduction/Moderator Sebastian Hallensleben, VDE Association for Electronical, Electronics & Information Technologies

  • Sabrina Spieleder, European External Action Service
  • Georg Ziegler, HolidayCheck
  • Dalia Hashim, Program Lead for the AI and Media Integrity program
  • Prof. Andreas Kaminski, TU Darmstadt
15:00 – 15:30

Closing Session

  • Summary of the results/Wrap up: Moderator Geraldine de Bastion
  • Closing Keynote: Sebastian Hallensleben
  • Handing-over to Japan and closing remarks: State Secretary Stefan Schnorr, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport
15:30 End


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