Response to Consultation on: Powers in relation to UK-related domain name registries

The Chapter has submitted a response to a DSIT (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) Consultation on: Powers in relation to UK-related domain name registries.

Please find it below:

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Subject:Response from the Internet Society UK Chapter to Consultation on: Powers in relation to UK-related domain name registries
Date:Thu, 31 Aug 2023 14:26:01 +0100
From:Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <>
CC:Olivier Crépin-Leblond <>

Dear Sir/Madam,

the UK Chapter of the Internet Society is hereby responding to the Consultation on the drafting of powers under the Digital Economy Act 2010.… Read more ...


Data Governance in the Internet’s Operational Institutional Complex

CANCELLED/POSTPONED // Due to Dr. Sowell feeling unwell this talk has been postponed to a future date.

Internet governance often focuses on the institutional and policy implications of well known organizations such as ICANN and the IGF.  While these organizations are significant, there is a much broader landscape of operational institutions that contribute to the day-to-day operations, security, and stability of the Internet’s infrastructure, what is referred to here as the operational institutional complex.  In this talk, Jesse will present the important role of these operational institutions through the lens of data governance, highlighting the formal and informal information, data, and knowledge sharing relationships at play in day-to-day operations. … Read more ...

Events News

ISOC UK England Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022

Please join us on 15 May 2022 for the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will take place in a hybrid fashion, both online and face to face. the location of the face to face meeting is to be announced soon.

ISOC UK England AGM 2022 Draft Agenda

Hybrid meeting (both Face to Face & Online)
Monday 15 May 2023, 18:00-20:00 BST

Remote participation: Join Zoom Meeting

Also face to face
Important: Register here for in person participation.

London School Of Economics, Silverstone Room, Department of Media and Communications – but in order to gain access you absolutely need to register here.… Read more ...

News Policy

Joint ISOC & ISOC-E response to OFCOM UK Consultation on Net Neutrality

‘Net neutrality’, sometimes referred to as the ‘open internet’, is the principle that users of the internet (both consumers and those making and distributing content) should be in control of what they see and do online – not the broadband or mobile providers that connect people and businesses to the internet (otherwise known as internet service providers or ISPs). The net neutrality rules make sure that the traffic carried across broadband and mobile networks is treated equally and particular content or services are not prioritised or slowed down so that some are favoured over others.… Read more ...


ISOC UK England Elections – call for candidates to submit Statements of Interest (SOIs)

Dear ISOC UK England Colleagues,

On behalf of the ISOC UK England Elections (Nominating) Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that we will now start the process of election of Officers to four (4) seats on the Executive Council of the Internet Society UK England Chapter.

Together with the four seats held by the members of Internet Society UK Limited, these constitute the ISOC UK England Executive Council, a leadership team to continue supporting ISOC’s missions.

Following the bylaws, the Elections Committee (aka Nominating Committee) was appointed last week after a public call for volunteers and is made up of 3 ISOC UK England members, selected randomly from the pool of candidates that volunteered (using a public Randomizer at more ...


UK IGF 2022

The UK Internet Governance Forum is the national internet governance forum for the United Kingdom. It is a collaborative partnership that provides a local forum in the UK to engage industry, government, parliament, academia and civil society in debate on Internet Governance issues.

The UK Chapter of the Internet Society supports the UK IGF by taking part in its multistakeholder steering committee.

This year’s UK IGF features the following agenda:

09:00 Welcome and Opening
Paul Fletcher, Nominet

09:30 Ministerial Address
Lucy Powell MP

10:20 Online Safety
Damian Collins MP
Sharon Gaffka
Jon Higham, Ofcom
Parven Kaur, Kids N Clicks

11:20 BREAK

11:35 Digital Inequalities: The barriers facing young and old
Jess Barrett, Voicebox
Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Royal Holloway, University of London
Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics
Cliff Manning, Parent Zone
Sally West, Age UK

12:35 LUNCH

13:20 Keynote Speech
Yih-Choung Teh, Ofcom

13:55 Encryption
Stephen Bonner, Information Commissioner’s Office
Alec Muffett, ex-Facebook
Dan Sexton, Internet Watch Foundation

14:55 BREAK

15:10 Transparency and AI
Bridget Boakye, Tony Blair Institute
Dr Rumman Chowdhury, Twitter
Dr Evert Haasdljk, Deloitte
Stephen Metcalfe MP
Mariarosaria Taddeo, Oxford Internet Institute

Registrations for this year’s UK IGF meeting have now closed.… Read more ...