March 1st 2015 – Home Office to push the IP Bill to avoid national debate
Despite three key Parliamentary committees demanding very significant changes to both the text and the conduct of the progress of surveillance powers to allow for much more time for a national debate to get started in the UK – the Home Office today published a largely identical draft Bill and a timetable that is clearly designed to avoid any debate of significance even within Parliament.
A number of participants in the Internet Society community are included in the signatories to a letter in The Telegraph today calling for a delay until 2017.
Peter Kirstein CBE honoured with Fellowship by Marconi Society
The founder and acknowledged “father” of the Internet in Europe and ISOC UK England participant Professor Peter Kirstein CBE was honoured with a Symposium and Fellowship by the prestigious Marconi Society in London Tuesday 25th October at the Royal Society.
The Symposium produced by Peter Kirstein was on – “The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things”. The gathering discussing the Internet of Things and paying tribute to Peter included many of the Internet and networking world’s leading luminaries including Vint Cerf, Bob Khan, Paul Baran, Dame Wendy Hall, and many others.
It was commented that it was typical that a room full of geeks to not even look up as the Queen and the President of China drove down the Mall just outside the meeting room’s windows.
The Awards dinner interspersed with an Awards ceremony awarding Peter Kirstein with the Marconi Society Fellowship was compered by Vint Cerf. Awards were also given for junior fellows presented by many of the luminaries including Princess Electra Marconi, the grand-daughter of Guglielmo Marconi.
UK Internet Society Survey 2015
The UK Internet Society chapter survey closed on Sunday 25th and had an excellent response rate. A big thank you to all who participated.
The results will be reported to the community shortly.
UK Internet Governance Forum was held on Tuesday 16th June.
Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London | SW1Y 4LE
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INTERNET GOVERNANCE – THE YEAR OF INSTITUTIONAL EVOLUTION:
from ‘NetMundial’ to the US Government IANA oversight transition
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATIONS UK CHAPTER EVENT
in association with
THE INTERNET SOCIETY ENGLAND (ISOC-E) and
THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS MEDIA POLICY PROJECT
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 1700 start
Hosted at London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street, London
Participate remotely: Year of Institutional Evolution
The UK England chapter organised Webex remote participation and a camera that streamed the event live and for remote viewing of the WebCast.
Internet Governance On The Move
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
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