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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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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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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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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 ...