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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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Internet Society has commented on the UK Online Public Safety Bill

The Draft Bill is published here

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-online-safety-bill

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UK Chapter 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please join us on 10 December 2020 for the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year the AGM will take place online due to Pandemic restrictions.

Date and Time

Thursday 10 December 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 UTC 

Provisional Agenda:

16:00-18:00 (120 minutes)

Part 1 – 16:00-16:30 – Internet Society UK Limited

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, Introduction by the Chair (5 minutes)
    1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Internet Society UK Limited (25 minutes)
    1. Financials of ISOC UK England
    2. Confirmation of FY2019 Accounts filed
    3. Approval of FY2020 preliminary Accounts
    4. Approval of current company/society organisation
    5. Appointment of Accountants
    6. Elections Process

Part 2 – 16:30-18:00 – ISOC UK England

  1. Chair’s Report of Chapter Activities since last AGM (10 minutes)
  2. Working Groups (30 minutes)
    1. Addition/Reduction/Renewal
      1. Policy list
      2. Universities list
      3. Open Trust list
  3. Future Activities for 2021 (30 minutes)
  4. IPv6 Matrix update (10 minutes)
  5. Any other Business

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