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ISOC UK England Elections – call for candidates to submit Statements of Interest (SOIs)

Dear ISOC UK England Colleagues,

On behalf of the ISOC UK England Elections (Nominating) Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that we will now start the process of election of Officers to four (4) seats on the Executive Council of the Internet Society UK England Chapter.

Together with the four seats held by the members of Internet Society UK Limited, these constitute the ISOC UK England Executive Council, a leadership team to continue supporting ISOC’s missions.

Following the bylaws, the Elections Committee (aka Nominating Committee) was appointed last week after a public call for volunteers and is made up of 3 ISOC UK England members, selected randomly from the pool of candidates that volunteered (using a public Randomizer at http://www.random.org/lists/Read more ...

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UK IGF 2022

The UK Internet Governance Forum is the national internet governance forum for the United Kingdom. It is a collaborative partnership that provides a local forum in the UK to engage industry, government, parliament, academia and civil society in debate on Internet Governance issues.

The UK Chapter of the Internet Society supports the UK IGF by taking part in its multistakeholder steering committee.

This year’s UK IGF features the following agenda:

09:00 Welcome and Opening
Paul Fletcher, Nominet


09:30 Ministerial Address
Lucy Powell MP


10:20 Online Safety
Damian Collins MP
Sharon Gaffka
Jon Higham, Ofcom
Parven Kaur, Kids N Clicks


11:20 BREAK


11:35 Digital Inequalities: The barriers facing young and old
Jess Barrett, Voicebox
Dr Lizzie Coles-Kemp, Royal Holloway, University of London
Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics
Cliff Manning, Parent Zone
Sally West, Age UK

12:35 LUNCH

13:20 Keynote Speech
Yih-Choung Teh, Ofcom


13:55 Encryption
Stephen Bonner, Information Commissioner’s Office
Alec Muffett, ex-Facebook
Dan Sexton, Internet Watch Foundation


14:55 BREAK


15:10 Transparency and AI
Bridget Boakye, Tony Blair Institute
Dr Rumman Chowdhury, Twitter
Dr Evert Haasdljk, Deloitte
Stephen Metcalfe MP
Mariarosaria Taddeo, Oxford Internet Institute

Registrations for this year’s UK IGF meeting have now closed.… Read more ...

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Defend the Internet, stop the Splinternet

The Internet is facing an unprecedented threat. As the war in Ukraine evolves, governments, businesses and other organizations are considering sanctions to thwart Russia’s invasion that would damage the global Internet. In the short term, people will lose access to a critical lifeline for safetyand accurate information. In the long term, actions that undermine the apolitical nature of the network would divide the Internet along geopolitical lines and irreversibly alter the Internet we know today. We cannot let the Internet become a pawn of geopolitics.… Read more ...

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Experts challenge Govt’s anti-encryption campaign

The UK Chapter of the Internet Society has joined more than 50 organisations to challenge the UK Government’s tactics to roll-out an Online Safety Bill that will ultimately lead to the weakening of encryption.

The full Statement and its signatories has been published on the Open Rights Group Web Site.

In addition to endorsing this Statement, the UK Chapter of the Internet Society is also seeking to facilitate dialogue to search for other methods to combat online harms. Several round-tables are currently in the works – more information will be available soon.

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ISOC UK England Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please join us on 21 December 2021 for the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year the AGM will take place online due to Pandemic restrictions.

Date and Time

Tuesday 21st December 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 UTC 

Provisional Agenda:

16:00-18:00 (120 minutes)

Part 1 – 16:00-16:45 – Internet Society UK Limited

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, Introduction by the Chair (5 minutes)
    1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Internet Society UK Limited (40 minutes)
    1. Financials of ISOC UK England
    2. Confirmation of FY2020 Accounts filed
    3. Approval of FY2021 preliminary Accounts
    4. Appointment of Accountants
    5. Elections Process

Part 2 – 16:45-18:00 – ISOC UK England

  1. Chair’s Report of Chapter Activities since last AGM (10 minutes)
  2. Working Groups (15 minutes)
    1. Addition/Reduction/Renewal
      1. Policy list
      2. Universities list
      3. Open Trust list
  3. Future Activities for 2022 (30 minutes)
  4. IPv6 Matrix update (10 minutes)
  5. Any other Business (10 minutes)

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Webcast of Lord Renwick Memorial Lecture with Vint Cerf is now available

If you have missed the Inaugural Lord Renwick Memorial Lecture, which will took place online on Thursday 9th September 2021, you can watch its recording here, thanks to the ISOC Live service.

The Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) welcomed guest speaker Vint Cerf, the American Internet pioneer recognised as “one of the fathers of the Internet”.

Wrestling with Alligators: Delivering on the Digital Promise

The benefits of digital technology have been broadly demonstrated and acknowledged but the same benefit of lowering barriers to access to digital technology, the Internet and the World Wide Web have enabled harmful behaviours ranging from individuals to nation states.

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