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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Cavendish Venues
22 Duchess Mews
United Kingdom

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Provisional Agenda:

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.

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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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How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

19 June 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Joseph Gaggero Hall | Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

Andrew Sullivan CEO Internet Society
Speaker is Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO Internet Society

To Register interest –

Internet regulation is increasing around the world creating positive obligations on internet providers and exerting negative unintended consequences on the internet infrastructure. In some ways, most of this regulatory activity is justifiable. Governments are concerned about the increased risk that the use of the internet brings to societies.… Read more ...

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DCMS Consultation on regulatory proposals for Consumer IoT Security (Webinar now available)

A significant announcement has been made last week by DCMS as a follow-up to the Secure by Design UK Government Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security. As mentioned in prior emails, ETSI has launched Technical Specification 103 645 – and all details about this are included in the email below.
This new consultation includes *lots* of very interesting data as well as guidelines for labelling. Comments from outside the UK are encouraged too.
As a special treat to our members, the DCMS Secure by Design Team conducting the Consultation will be presenting a summary of the contents of the consultation and be able to answer any questions you might have in a Webinar organised by the UK Chapter of the Internet Society.… Read more ...

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UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 session recordings now available

Following on from an open call for agenda items, the 2018 UK-IGF was held on Thursday 22nd November.

This year’s UK-Internet Governance Forum meeting focused on Solutions for The Digital Age.

Over 110 participants attended this annual meeting, the 11th since the first UK Internet Governance Forum in 2008, then the world’s first National IGF. Participants found that this year’s edition was the best UK IGF so far.

The UK IGF has a steering committee and secretariat. The committee members can be found here and the secretariat function is provided by Nominet, the UK’s national domain name registry.… Read more ...