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Statement from ISOC UK to support ISOC Brazil’s statement on the Draft Bill of Law,2630/2020 (PL 2630/2020)

The UK Internet Society a chapter of  the Internet Society is concerned by the proposed  legislation in the report
produced by Senator Angelo Coronel in Brazil to the Draft Bill of Law
2630/2020 (PL 2630/2020) and supports the statement of our fraternal
Internet Society chapter in Brazil ISOC Brasil.

Statement of ISOC Brazil

We hope that  Brazilian legislators and policy makers will continue
Brazil’s long standing support of multi stakeholder governance for the
Internet as a resource for Everyone.

The Internet Society UK Ltd
www.isoc-e.org
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Webinar: Internet Governance post Crisis – A new normal?

The year 2020 has seen a Pandemic affect the majority of the citizens in the world.

The COVID19 virus has spread from a single city to nearly every country around the planet, throwing our industrial and commercial way of life into a brand new territory. Confinement used to isolate and end the propagation of the virus has only been possible due to the extra-ordinary nature of the Internet in connecting people for work, leisure and communications. Traffic patterns changed dramatically due to teleworking and conference call participation, using email and IP based telecommunication services instead of physical office space.… 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 ...

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Events Policy

Internet Consolidation: What Lies Beneath the Application Layer?

10 December 2019 – 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Chatham House, London

Today more than ever we’re hearing about the dominance of big tech and how it is shaping the political landscape and markets in the UK and around the world.

But how is this consolidation impacting the very architecture of the Internet itself?

The Internet Society, in partnership with Chatham House, would  like to uncover the answer. 

On Tuesday 10 December 2019, you are invited to take part in a special Chatham House event that looks at consolidation throughout the Internet’s technology stack.… Read more ...

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ISOC UK England Chapter signs CDT Letter to Facebook on end to end encryption

Dear Colleagues,

I am hereby letting you know that last week I have on signed an open letter to Facebook coordinated by CDT, the Centre for Democracy & Technology, on behalf of our Chapter, on end-to-end encryption.
The open letter calls for strong security for massive platforms like those that Facebook controls. This comes in response to the news that the governments of the UK, US, and Australia are urging Facebook to stop pursuing their roll out of end-to-end security across the platform.… Read more ...

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UN rights experts urge India to end communications shutdown in Kashmir

GENEVA (22 August 2019) – UN human rights experts* today called on the Government of India to end the crackdown on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests imposed in Indian-Administered Kashmir this month. 

The experts expressed concern that the measures, imposed after the Indian Parliament revoked the Constitutionally-mandated status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, would exacerbate tensions in the region. 

Reports have described a near total communications blackout in Jammu and Kashmir since the evening of 4 August, with internet access, mobile phone networks, and cable and Kashmiri television channels cut off.… Read more ...