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Statement from ISOC UK to support ISOC Brazil’s statement on the Draft Bill of Law,2630/2020 (PL 2630/2020)

The UK Internet Society a chapter of  the Internet Society is concerned by the proposed  legislation in the report
produced by Senator Angelo Coronel in Brazil to the Draft Bill of Law
2630/2020 (PL 2630/2020) and supports the statement of our fraternal
Internet Society chapter in Brazil ISOC Brasil.

Statement of ISOC Brazil

We hope that  Brazilian legislators and policy makers will continue
Brazil’s long standing support of multi stakeholder governance for the
Internet as a resource for Everyone.

The Internet Society UK Ltd
www.isoc-e.org
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UN rights experts urge India to end communications shutdown in Kashmir

GENEVA (22 August 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month. 

The experts expressed concern that the measures, imposed after the Indian Parliament revoked the Constitutionally-mandated status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, would exacerbate tensions in the region. 

Reports have described a near total communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir since the evening of 4 August, with internet access, mobile phone networks, and cable and Kashmiri television channels cut off.… Read more ...

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A Joint Call to World Leaders for a Secure and Trusted Digital Economy

ISOC UK has signed a call to world leaders attending the G7 summit to ensure the Internet can support a secure and trusted digital economy for everyone. Measures that undermine encryption weaken security for all.

You can see the letter and sign it at http://www.g7openletter.org


Endnotes: [1]Exceptional access, also referred to as “lawful access,” refers to providing law enforcement and intelligence agencies with access encrypted communications. [2]See:  Keys Under Doormats: Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications – and  Open Letter to GCHQ [3]  https://www.networkcomputing.com/network-security/encrypted-traffic-reaches-new-thresholdRead more ...
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How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

19 June 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Joseph Gaggero Hall | Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

Andrew Sullivan CEO Internet Society
Speaker is Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO Internet Society

To Register interest – https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/how-regulate-internet-without-breaking-it

Internet regulation is increasing around the world creating positive obligations on internet providers and exerting negative unintended consequences on the internet infrastructure. In some ways, most of this regulatory activity is justifiable. Governments are concerned about the increased risk that the use of the internet brings to societies.… Read more ...

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New Year message to Internet Society members from CEO Andrew Sullivan

New Year message to Internet Society members from CEO Andrew Sullivan

The Internet now reaches more than half the world. 

A recent estimateindicates that nearly 4 billion people – more than half the world’s population – now use the Internet. More people are now online than existed in the world the year I was born. Everyone, it seems, values the Internet. We all still know the Internet is for everyone.

The Internet Society, including all our chapters and members, was part of Internet growth in this period.… Read more ...

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The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

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 UK chapter. (bio on https://www.internetsociety.org/author/komaitis/ )

Our submission and attendance followed a consultation held by the UK Chapter from the 3rd May. It can be downloaded here.… Read more ...