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    Chapter submits contribution to the DCMS Consultation on regulatory proposals for Consumer IoT Security

    by  • June 6, 2019 • News, Policy

    The UK Chapter has responded to the consultation on regulatory proposals for consumer IoT launched last month by the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. For more information about the consultation, you can see the Webinar which the Chapter has arranged with DCMS. The Chapter’s response is here: ——– Forwarded Message...

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    How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

    by  • May 27, 2019 • Events, News, Policy

    How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

    19 June 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

    Andrew Sullivan CEO Internet Society
    Speaker is Andrew Sullivan, President and CEO Internet Society

    To Register interest – https://www.chathamhouse.org/event/how-regulate-internet-without-breaking-it

    Internet regulation is increasing around the world creating positive obligations on internet providers and exerting negative unintended consequences on the internet infrastructure. In some ways, most of this regulatory activity is justifiable. Governments are concerned about the increased risk that the use of the internet brings to societies. As a response, many governments have been enacting regulations as their main approach to dealing with these concerns. The main challenge is that most of the current regulations are either ill-defined or unworkable.  

    On the one hand, several governments have established procedures that seek to analyze the impacts of new regulatory proposals before they were adopted. However, there hasn’t been enough attention aimed at analyzing regulations after they have been adopted and only a few have measures in place to evaluate the impacts of the procedures and practices that govern the regulatory process itself.

    On the other hand, much of the regulation creates unintended consequences to the internet itself. It undermines many of its fundamental properties and challenges the integrity and resiliency of its infrastructure.  

    This event will be followed by an informal drinks reception.

    This event will discuss current practices in internet-related regulation and the related challenges. Panellists will discuss how governments can enforce regulations that achieve their intended purpose while at the same time protecting the internet’s core infrastructure and its properties, including its openness, interoperability and global reach.

    CONTACT – Calum Inverarity, Programme Coordinator and Research Assistant  +44 (0) 207 957 5751  Email

     

    UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 session recordings now available

    by  • November 27, 2018 • Events, News, Policy

    Following on from an open call for agenda items, the 2018 UK-IGF was held on Thursday 22nd November. This year’s UK-Internet Governance Forum meeting focused on Solutions for The Digital Age. Over 110 participants attended this annual meeting, the 11th since the first UK Internet Governance Forum in 2008, then the world’s first National IGF....

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    The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

    by  • May 12, 2018 • Events, News, Policy

    ISOC UK has submitted a response to the House of Lords committee on Communications consultation on “The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?” This follows Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis, Director of Policy Development for the Internet Society attending the House of Lords Select committee on Monday May 7th on behalf of the Internet Society...

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

    by  • May 8, 2018 • News, Policy

    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...

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

    by  • April 27, 2018 • News, Policy

    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...

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