RIGF 2021 took place on April 7-9, 2021, at the Expocentre. The Forum was held in a hybrid format: the speakers performed both "live", being personally present at the Forum venue, and online, reaching the platform online.
This year everyone who wished to express their opinion on the development of the Internet participated in the creation of the RIGF 2021 program. A collection of topics for the upcoming Forum was organized and the extensive RIGF 2021 program became an outcome of that process.
For three days, speakers and participants of RIGF 2021 discussed information security, Internet trust, regulation of social networks, data sovereignty, the use of artificial intelligence and many other relevant issues related to the development of the Internet and the emergence of the Internet governance ecosystem.
The forum was held by the Coordination Center for TLD.RU/.РФ with the support of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, ICANN, the Technical Center of Internet and Kaspersky Lab.
Center for Global IT-Cooperation organized a youth session, summing up the results of the Youth RIGF. The session also discussed Youth Communique, the final document of the Forum, that formulated the main ideas and concerns of young people to be passed on to the Russian and global Internet community.
The Youth Internet Governance Forum (Youth RIGF) gathered the most creative, talented and progressive young people in the IT sphere in Skoltech. 200 young people took part offline and over 5 thousand more joined the online broadcast of the Forum, the registration for which was available until the last day. Young people not only from Moscow, but also from many other regions of the country signed up for the online format.
In April 2021, the Analytics Unit of the Center for Global IT-Cooperation has prepared the Overview of the International Experience in the Field of Regulation of Global Digital Platforms in National Jurisdictions. Partners of the Center within this project have been NEO Center Consulting and international consulting company Frost & Sullivan.