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Future policy approaches to the convergence of privacy and security online

ISOC England is partnering with the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) to organise a discussion to look at how best policymakers should approach privacy and security on the Internet, considering the increasing ‘convergence’ between these two areas, especially when it comes to the Internet.

Join our speakers to discuss these issues on: 14 JULY 2016

Location:TechUK, 10 St Bride Street London EC4A 4AD

From 17:30-20:00 (Prompt start 18:00)

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Coordinating Partner, EMEA Communications Law; Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity; Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP; Director, International Institute of Communications.See profile

Confirmed speakers


  • OLIVIER CREPIN-LEBLOND Chair of the Internet Society, England Chapter and Chair of European At-Large Organisation (EURALO) at ICANN
  • RENAUD DI FRANCESCO Director, Europe Technology Standards Office at Sony Europe
  • CHARLOTTE HOLLOWAY Associate Director of Policy at techUK
  • ROBIN WILTON Technical outreach for identity and privacy at ISOC

See profiles


Join our speakers to discuss these issues on 14th July 2016. This meeting, organised jointly with ISOC England, and IIC can be attended for free.

We hope to see many members and non-members at our UK Chapter meeting.


We look forward to seeing those who have already registered and we hope you will join us on 14th July 2016.


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Peter Kirstein CBE honoured with Fellowship by Marconi Society

The founder and acknowledged “father” of the Internet in Europe and ISOC UK England participant Professor Peter Kirstein CBE was honoured with a Symposium and Fellowship by the prestigious Marconi Society in London Tuesday 25th October at the Royal Society.

The Symposium produced by Peter Kirstein was on – “The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things”.  The gathering discussing the Internet of Things and paying tribute to Peter included many of the Internet and networking world’s leading luminaries including Vint Cerf, Bob Khan, Paul Baran, Dame Wendy Hall, and many others.

It was commented that it was typical that a room full of geeks to not even look up as the Queen and the President of China drove down the Mall just outside the meeting room’s windows.

The Awards dinner interspersed with an Awards ceremony awarding Peter Kirstein with the Marconi Society Fellowship was compered by Vint Cerf. Awards were also given for junior fellows  presented by many of the luminaries including Princess Electra Marconi, the grand-daughter of Guglielmo Marconi.

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Invitation for ISOC Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum

The Internet Society is inviting applications for its latest Internet
Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF
Ambassadors will gain valuable insight and experience through their
exposure to a range of stakeholders and discussions from numerous
disciplines across the Internet ecosystem and benefit from their
immersion into the IGF week of activities.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from
various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy
issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome,
the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the
public and private sectors. At their annual meeting delegates discuss,
exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF
facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet
opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise.

Ambassadorships will be awarded through a competitive application
process. The Internet Society is currently accepting applications for
the 10th Annual Internet Governance Forum in Joo Pessoa, Brazil:

* 10th Annual Internet Governance Forum, November 9-13, 2015, Joo
Pessoa, Brazil.

Information about the programme and links to apply can be found at: <>.

Applications will close on 2 August, 2015.

I encourage you to apply or pass this information about the programme to
individuals in your network that have a keen interest in the Internet
governance and policy activities of the IGF.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Niel Harper at <>.

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UK Internet Governance Forum meeting


The UK Internet Governance Forum 2015
Tuesday 16 June | 09:00 – 17:00 (Arrival from 08:30)


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

The Agenda is here

The main page for the event including breakout sessions can be viewed at

UK IGF 2015 Sessions were recorded by the local ISOC chapter (with thanks to  volunteers Olivier Crepin-Leblond, 2020media and Joly MacFie )

Slides are available at


The ISOC UK England team please or if you want any further information about the UK IGF please contact

About UK IGF

This event is an interactive discussion forum and will cover topics such as the internet governance landscape, digital trust, the economic impact of the internet and mobile commerce, identity and open standards, child protection, net neutrality and the open internet. The UK Internet Governance Forum (IGF) event will provide an opportunity for the UK community to prepare for the global IGF to be held in Brazil on 10-13 November.

Confirmed session coordinators include the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, Internet Watch Foundation, Internet Society UK chapter, Nominet, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), GSMA, Global Partners Digital, BCS, and RIPE Network Coordination Centre.

More information about the forum and a draft agenda are available on the UK IGF website.

If you have any questions about the event or require any further information please contact The UK-IGF Secretariat on


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NetMundial logo

The two-day NetMundial conference starts on Wednesday. Olivier Crepin-Leblond, & Desiree Miloshevic and several members are attending. Please make yourselves known to each other and post any comments or requests for input to our Policy list.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here and a draft outcome document can be viewed here. Comments can be provided (until tomorrow April 21st), and several organisations, such as ISOC, are submitting feedback. Much of the discussion is on high-level topics, such as principles and roadmaps for Internet Governance.

But even more concrete topics, such as IANA transition will be on the agenda.

Remote participation is possible, the details are here.

We will provide a brief summary once the meeting is over.

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“Parliament meets Internet. Surveillance, the digital economy & the Open Internet.”

The ISOC UK England chapter held a debate in Parliament on 4th March in the Grimond Room Portcullis House, Parliament

Three senior politicians Conservative, Labour and Liberal and renowned experts in Internet Standards, Technologies, Policy and Institutional development debated the need for oversight and new approaches to managing surveillance of the Intenet for the UK in the mother of Parliaments at Westminster.

For the video please see Parliament meets the Internet

a Firsthand event