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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 ...

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WEBINAR: “Gender and IoT”: The Implications of smart technologies on victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and abuse

Recording now available (27 October 2019)

Date/Time: Monday 21st October 2019, 18:00 BST
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In recent years, forms of online harassment and sexual abuse facilitated through information and communication technologies emerged. These ICT-supported assaults range from cyberstalking to online behavioural control. While many efforts to tackle technology-facilitated abuse (“tech abuse”) are concerned with ‘conventional’ cyber risks such as abuses on social media platforms and restrictions to devices such as laptops and phones, emerging “Internet of Things” (IoT) technologies such as ‘smart’ meters, locks, and cameras expand domestic violence victim’s risk trajectories further.… Read more ...

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UK Chapter 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please join us after the UK IGF on 24th October for our Chapter’s Annual General Meeting where you’ll be able to meet with the Chapter’s Leadership Team as well as staff members of the Internet Society.

Date and Time

Thu, October 24, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST
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Location

Cavendish Venues
22 Duchess Mews
London
W1G 9DT
United Kingdom

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Provisional Agenda:

18:00-19:00
1. Welcome and Introduction by the Chair
2. Review of the Chair’s Report on past activities
3.… Read more ...

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ISOC UK England Chapter signs CDT Letter to Facebook on end to end encryption

Dear Colleagues,

I am hereby letting you know that last week I have on signed an open letter to Facebook coordinated by CDT, the Centre for Democracy & Technology, on behalf of our Chapter, on end-to-end encryption.
The open letter calls for strong security for massive platforms like those that Facebook controls. This comes in response to the news that the governments of the UK, US, and Australia are urging Facebook to stop pursuing their roll out of end-to-end security across the platform.… Read more ...

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UK IGF 2019 meeting date announced

Please join us for the 2019 UK IGF meeting on Thursday 24th October, 9am – 5pm, at The Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT.

Live Streaming: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/UKIGF19

The theme of this year’s UK Internet Governance Forum meeting is ‘Ensuring a healthy digital society by 2050’.

We’ll be joined by experts from a variety of organisations including DCMS, Ofcom, and Tech UK, who will explore these key topics:

• Data Governance: The technical, legal and organisational aspects of the handling and exchange of data.… Read more ...

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European Chapters Meeting on 9-10 May 2019

(Reported by Louise Marie Hurel)

Representatives and fellows from the European ISOC Chapters met in Bucharest, Romania (full agenda here) from 9-10 May 2019. The two-day discussions covered topics such as encryption, Internet consolidation, IoT, Internet of food, and stimulated an inclusive and dynamic exchange on Internet Society’s 2025 long-term strategic planning. 

It is important to note that the European Chapters meeting was held right after two significant events in the region, the Consumers International Summit (Portugal) and SEEDIG (Romania), both of which played a fundamental role to advancing the regional discussions on cross-pollination between ISOC’s work on Trust by Design and Consumer Rights.… Read more ...