Governing Conversations: Interoperability

Governing Conversations aims to provide scholars in the digital governance field and interested audiences alike a time for genuine reflection and critical perspectives, without the need for a connection to recent events, or academic presentations. The series is co-created by the Digital Interests Lab at NYU, and the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, and the theme of Cybersecurity is co-Sponsored by Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)’s Center for Technology and Society & CyberBRICS Project. The third webinar of the series was held in September 8, 2022.

A solution for a whole range of digital governance concerns, from access to platform regulation, that seems to be increasingly discussed is that of interoperability. A technical solution that requires a proper policy implementation, the concept of interoperability has the potential to both free users from constraints that are not useful to them, and to better protect them from cyber attacks, when applied to tools, models and standards in cybersecurity. Our panelists will discuss policy proposals, technical perspectives as well as more general theoretical ideas about what interoperability can and can’t do, and its inherent limitations.

Ian Brown, Visiting professor, CyberBRICS FGV 

Mehtab Khan, Director, Yale/Wikimedia Initiative on Intermediaries and Information
Sukhi Gulati Internet Policy Research Assistant, MIT Internet Policy Research Institute
Amandine Le Pape, Co-founder,;