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Open Standards Everywhere for Enhancing Availability and Security

Blog post prepared on 7th June 2020 by Ammar HADI, a participant in the Internet Society Training Course “Open Standards Everywhere“. Ammar is Iraqi and based in Iraq, but has studied in the UK and therefore submitted his application to join the course through the UK Chapter. He is one of three people from the Chapter (exceptionally) to have followed this course and he will be able to apply its teachings in his home country, where he now resides.… Read more ...

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News

Covid-19 and The Future of Internet Governance


ISOC UK England Online Discussion
Friday 29 May 2020
15:30 – 17:00 BST / 16:30 – 18:00 CET (90min)

The outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020 has profoundly changed our societies and the way we work and connect to each other. It has called for rapid adaptation in a short period of time from governments, societies and private sector alike. While uncertainty remains over what the so-called “new normal” might look like, the Internet continues to operate as an important backbone to this future.… Read more ...

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Events Policy

Webinar: Internet Governance post Crisis – A new normal?

The year 2020 has seen a Pandemic affect the majority of the citizens in the world.

The COVID19 virus has spread from a single city to nearly every country around the planet, throwing our industrial and commercial way of life into a brand new territory. Confinement used to isolate and end the propagation of the virus has only been possible due to the extra-ordinary nature of the Internet in connecting people for work, leisure and communications. Traffic patterns changed dramatically due to teleworking and conference call participation, using email and IP based telecommunication services instead of physical office space.… Read more ...

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Events Project

Webinar: Connecting Rural Communities – enhancing broadband, skills & applications

Broadband can be even more transformative in rural than in urban areas – due to its ability to bypass physical distance. But the benefits from broadband (fixed or mobile) can only flow if there’s affordable access to good connectivity and skills are on hand to apply it.

Recent measures to combat Covid-19, compelling millions of people to stay at home, have underlined the importance of access to online services. But not everyone in rural communities is well placed to enjoy this online, lifeline support.… Read more ...

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News Policy

Government response to the Regulatory proposals for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) security consultation

In June 2019, the Chapter submitted comments to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) consultation on Regulatory proposals for Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) security. These comments can be found here.

After months of work, the Government has now published its analysis of responses received and drawn its conclusions.

The full report of findings has been published on the DCMS Web Site.

The UK Chapter will continue engaging with DCMS, based on the “next steps” outlined in the document.… Read more ...

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Events Policy

Internet Consolidation: What Lies Beneath the Application Layer?

10 December 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Chatham House, London

Today more than ever we’re hearing about the dominance of big tech and how it is shaping the political landscape and markets in the UK and around the world.

But how is this consolidation impacting the very architecture of the Internet itself?

The Internet Society, in partnership with Chatham House, would  like to uncover the answer. 

On Tuesday 10 December 2019, you are invited to take part in a special Chatham House event that looks at consolidation throughout the Internet’s technology stack.… Read more ...