• UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 session recordings now available

    by  • November 27, 2018

    Following on from an open call for agenda items, the 2018 UK-IGF was held on Thursday 22nd November. This year’s UK-Internet Governance Forum meeting focused on Solutions for The Digital Age. Over 110 participants attended this annual meeting, the 11th since the first UK Internet Governance Forum in 2008, then the world’s first National IGF....

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    Workshop on Algorithmic awareness building for User Trust in online platforms

    by  • November 22, 2018

    Algorithmic awareness building for User Trust in online platforms Time: Friday, November 30th 2018, 18:00 to 20:30 (UTC), London Place: Cloudflare offices, 25 Lavington Street, Southwark, London (link to Google Map) Topic As part of the increasingly personalised service offering of online platforms, algorithmic systems such as personalised product recommendations, news feeds and search...

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    The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

    by  • May 12, 2018

    ISOC UK has submitted a response to the House of Lords committee on Communications consultation on “The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?” This follows Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis, Director of Policy Development for the Internet Society attending the House of Lords Select committee on Monday May 7th on behalf of the Internet Society...

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    The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate? Internet Society UK Chapter responds to House of Lords Inquiry

    by  • May 8, 2018

    The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has recently launched an inquiry to investigate the regulation of the Internet. This inquiry seeks to take an holistic approach to the question of Internet regulation. Questions asked are: 1. Is there a need to introduce specific regulation for the internet? Is it desirable or possible? 2. What...

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    Joint ISOC & ISOC UK comments for DCMS “Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things Report”

    by  • April 27, 2018

    The Chapter and the Internet Society European Bureau have sent a joint response to the consultation from the DCMS ““Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things Report”. The text took form from ISOC’s long standing policy, as well as the discussions that were recently held in our joint event...

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    Multi-Sided Trust for Multi-Sided Platforms

    by  • March 29, 2018

    Topic This discussion being held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST brings together representatives from different sectors to discuss the topic of trust on the Internet. This particular panel will focus on consumer to business trust; how users trust online services that are offered to them. Such services include, but...

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    How do we build trust between engineers and politicians in securing the Internet of Things (IoT)?

    by  • March 21, 2018

    Thursday 22 March 2018 at House of Lords, Westminster 14.30   The Internet of Things is transforming the way we communicate, relax and do business. But as the number of Internet-enabled devices surges, so do the challenges associated with keeping devices and networks secure. While technologists have been preparing for many years, legislators and policymakers from...

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    Chatham House Panel Discussion: Do We Still Trust the Internet?

    by  • December 15, 2017

    Over the past few years, there has been a clear shift towards greater ‘securitization’ of the Internet, where security is less about personal data integrity and network resilience, and more about national security and political control. This is evident through the practice of Internet shutdowns, data localization policies, attacks on the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and encryption backdoors.

    At this event, held in partnership with Chatham House, participants discussed the trend towards ‘securitization’, its implications and how to strengthen trust in the Internet. They also announced the December 2017 edition of the Chatham House Journal of Cyber Policy, produced in partnership with the Internet Society.