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A Joint Call to World Leaders for a Secure and Trusted Digital Economy

ISOC UK has signed a call to world leaders attending the G7 summit to ensure the Internet can support a secure and trusted digital economy for everyone. Measures that undermine encryption weaken security for all.

You can see the letter and sign it at http://www.g7openletter.org


Endnotes: [1]Exceptional access, also referred to as “lawful access,” refers to providing law enforcement and intelligence agencies with access encrypted communications. [2]See:  Keys Under Doormats: Mandating insecurity by requiring government access to all data and communications – and  Open Letter to GCHQ [3]  https://www.networkcomputing.com/network-security/encrypted-traffic-reaches-new-thresholdRead more ...
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Chapter submits contribution to the DCMS Consultation on regulatory proposals for Consumer IoT Security

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 ——–

Subject: Consultation response from the UK Chapter of the Internet Society
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2019 01:00:10 +0100
From: Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl@gih.com>
To: securebydesign@culture.gov.uk
CC: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl@gih.com>

Dear Sir/Madam,

please be so kind to find the response from the UK Chapter of the Internet Society attached.… Read more ...

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How to Regulate the Internet Without Breaking It

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.… Read more ...

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UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 session recordings now available

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. Participants found that this year’s edition was the best UK IGF so far.

The UK IGF has a steering committee and secretariat. The committee members can be found here and the secretariat function is provided by Nominet, the UK’s national domain name registry.… Read more ...

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The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

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 UK chapter. (bio on https://www.internetsociety.org/author/komaitis/ )

Our submission and attendance followed a consultation held by the UK Chapter from the 3rd May. It can be downloaded here.… Read more ...

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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 ...