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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 ...

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

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 with IETF, the House of Lords and the Digital Policy Alliance (DPA).

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:34:41 +0300
From: Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
To: culture.gov.uk

Please be so kind to find attached, the Internet Society’s comments to the consultation on UK DCMS “Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things Report”.… Read more ...

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Multi-Sided Trust for Multi-Sided Platforms

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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 are not limited to, online shopping, social media, online banking and search engines.

Recent developments involving Social Media makes this a particularly hot topic.

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Ansgar Koene – Senior Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham, researching algorithm bias

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

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 around the global, are in the midst of looking at certification, awareness raising and potentially legislation to ensure that the rise of IoT will not increase further the risks of cyber-attacks.

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

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.… Read more ...