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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.

Join ISOC President and CEO Andrew Sullivan, Jennifer Cobbe, Coordinator of the Trust and Technology Initiative at the University of Cambridge, and Jesse Sowell, Assistant Professor, Department of International Affairs, Bush School of Government and Public Service as they uncover what are the risks and benefits of consolidation on the Internet.

Members of Internet Society’s UK England Chapter have a chance to register on a first come, first serve basis.  If you can’t attend in person please join us online.

This event supports a special issue of the Journal of Cyber Policy as part of a collaboration between Chatham House and the Internet Society which explores the impact of consolidation on the Internet’s fundamental architecture. The special issue will be open access and will be published in the Spring of 2020.

Recording of the Session