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The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate? Internet Society UK Chapter responds to House of Lords Inquiry

The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has recently launched an inquiry to investigate the regulation of the Internet. This inquiry seeks to take an holistic approach to the question of Internet regulation.

Questions asked are:

1. Is there a need to introduce specific regulation for the internet? Is it desirable or possible?

2. What should the legal liability of online platforms be for the content that they host?

3. How effective, fair and transparent are online platforms in moderating content that they host?Read more ...

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Joint ISOC & ISOC UK comments for DCMS “Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things Report”

The Chapter and the Internet Society European Bureau have sent a joint response to the consultation from the DCMS ““Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things Report”.

The text took form from ISOC’s long standing policy, as well as the discussions that were recently held in our joint event with IETF, the House of Lords and the Digital Policy Alliance (DPA).

Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:34:41 +0300
From: Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
To: culture.gov.uk

Please be so kind to find attached, the Internet Society’s comments to the consultation on UK DCMS “Secure by Design: Improving the cyber security of consumer Internet of Things Report”.… Read more ...

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Multi-Sided Trust for Multi-Sided Platforms

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This discussion being held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST brings together representatives from different sectors to discuss the topic of trust on the Internet. This particular panel will focus on consumer to business trust; how users trust online services that are offered to them. Such services include, but are not limited to, online shopping, social media, online banking and search engines.

Recent developments involving Social Media makes this a particularly hot topic.

Chair

Ansgar Koene – Senior Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham, researching algorithm bias

Panellists

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How do we build trust between engineers and politicians in securing the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Thursday 22 March 2018 at House of Lords, Westminster 14.30

 

The Internet of Things is transforming the way we communicate, relax and do business. But as the number of Internet-enabled devices surges, so do the challenges associated with keeping devices and networks secure. While technologists have been preparing for many years, legislators and policymakers from around the global, are in the midst of looking at certification, awareness raising and potentially legislation to ensure that the rise of IoT will not increase further the risks of cyber-attacks.

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Chatham House Panel Discussion: Do We Still Trust the Internet?

Over the past few years, there has been a clear shift towards greater ‘securitization’ of the Internet, where security is less about personal data integrity and network resilience, and more about national security and political control. This is evident through the practice of Internet shutdowns, data localization policies, attacks on the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and encryption backdoors.

At this event, held in partnership with Chatham House, participants discussed the trend towards ‘securitization’, its implications and how to strengthen trust in the Internet.… Read more ...

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Fake News: annoying symptom or life-threatening disease? Location: The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists 39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN

The UK Chapter of the Internet Society and Cloudflare, Inc. invite you
to the forthcoming Event:

Fake News: annoying symptom or life-threatening disease?
Location: The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists
39a Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7JN

Date: Thursday 13 July 2017
Time: doors open at 17:30 for an 18:00 start

Fake news has been a buzzword since the US election provoked a debate at
presidential level. But fake news are neither new, nor are they
geographically constrained to the United States.… Read more ...