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ICANN69 Read-Out – watch recording

Key take-aways from the latest ICANN69 Virtual Annual General Meeting

Friday 20 November 2020 will see the first ICANN69 read-out session where key participants at ICANN’s recent virtual Annual General Meeting will be sharing their perspectives and understanding of the outcomes of that meeting. The UK Chapter of the Internet Society has partnered with the European At-Large Organisation (EURALO) and ICANN to provide you with this exclusive, condensed and exciting review of the three weeks of meetings in less than 90 minutes!… Read more ...

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UK Internet Governance Forum 2020

Date: 15, 16, 17 September 2020.

As announced on the UK IGF Web Site:

The UK Internet Governance Forum (UK IGF) is the national IGF for the United Kingdom. IGFs are an initiative led by the United Nations for the discussion of public policy issues relating to the internet. A key distinguishing feature of IGFs is that they are based on the multi-stakeholder model – all sectors of society meet as equals to exchange ideas and discuss best practices.

The purpose of IGFs is to facilitate a common understanding of how to maximise the opportunities of the internet whilst mitigating the risks and challenges that the internet presents.… Read more ...

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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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On the Importance of Internet governance

Here is the blog post from one of our chapter chosen candidates, who attended the Internet Society (ISOC) 2020 online training, “Shaping the Internet”. Dr Leoni M. Tanzer writes what she has learnt and shares her thoughts bellow and here.

On the Importance of Internet Governance

Dr Leonie Maria Tanczer, Lecturer at UCL STEaPP, reflects on her experience having participated in Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) e-Learning programme and makes a case for why the governance of the Internet should matter to all of us.Read more ...

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The UK IGF 2020 call for proposals is open

The date for the UK IGF 2020 meeting has been set for Sept 14th. The call for the issues is still open. As of today, it’s hard to predict the nature of the meeting itself, if it would be in person or a virtual one. Either way, please consider making your proposal for topics and speakers heard. Our chapter leadership team participates in the work of the UK IGF steering committee and we invite you to participate in the shaping of the event by sending your suggestions, concerns, ideas for the topics by filling in this form.Read more ...

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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 ...