Events Policy

.UK Internet Governance Forum Overview

in collaboration with Nominet

.UK Registry Nominet is organising a one hour Webinar “.UK Internet Governance Forum Overview” at 13:00-14:00 BST on 30th September 2021 and ISOC UK has partnered with long time IGF experts to answer the questions you might have about the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the UK IGF.

  1. Introduction — Olivier Crépin-Leblond, ISOC UK England Chair
  2. A primer on IG, setting the stage, — Louise Marie Hurel, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics
  3. Story of the  IGFs (why, when, purpose etc.)
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Events News

Webcast of Lord Renwick Memorial Lecture with Vint Cerf is now available

If you have missed the Inaugural Lord Renwick Memorial Lecture, which will took place online on Thursday 9th September 2021, you can watch its recording here, thanks to the ISOC Live service.

The Digital Policy Alliance (DPA) welcomed guest speaker Vint Cerf, the American Internet pioneer recognised as “one of the fathers of the Internet”.

Wrestling with Alligators: Delivering on the Digital Promise

The benefits of digital technology have been broadly demonstrated and acknowledged but the same benefit of lowering barriers to access to digital technology, the Internet and the World Wide Web have enabled harmful behaviours ranging from individuals to nation states.

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Events Policy

The threat to DNS ( Pan-national Infrastructure) a joint BCS/ISOC Panel

The BCS (British Computer Society – The Chartered Institute for IT) and the UK Chapter of the Internet Society organised a joint meeting discussing the threat to DNS. This roundtable included Bill Woodcock, Executive Director of the Packet Clearing House (PCH) and Dr. Olivier Crépin-Leblond, Chair of the UK Chapter of the Internet Society. Together we discussed the multiple threats to the DNS – whether technical and political – in an open discussion with participants. Olivier focussed on activities that ICANN is undertaking and in particular from the At-Large perspective of end users at ICANN and Bill was able to share real world examples of challenges to the DNS that he had encountered.… Read more ...

Blog Training

Chapter member Ben shares his perspective on the benefits of the ISOC Fundamentals training program to his local community

A member of the UK Chapter attended the ISOC Fundamentals training program on encryption. Here, he shares his experience and perspective on benefits of the ISOC fundamentals training program to the local community:

During April, I attended the Internet Society’s programme of ISOC Fundamentals webinars. Each touched on a different ongoing ISOC project, from establishing international traffic routing norms to educating users on the value of strong encryption. Inspired by this latter project, I set about organising a series of events for my local community.… Read more ...


Webinar and Roundtable Invitation: understanding the UK Online Safety Bill

Understanding the UK Online Safety Bill

“The draft Online Safety Bill delivers the government’s manifesto commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending free expression.”

This draft legislation gives effect to the policy approach outlined in the February 2020 and December 2020 government responses.

The above Statement was posted on the UK Government Web site on 12 May 2021 – and the draft Bill is published there:

The Bill contains several proposals including some suggesting that Encryption should be weakened through various methods.… Read more ...

Events Project

Webinar: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms Policy

Webinar: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms Policy

When: Jun 3, 2021 16:00 London

ISOC UK England invite you to a Webinar focussing on the presentation of the policy implications and recommendations based on the outcomes of the EPSRC funded ReEnTrust project. ReEnTrust was a collaboration of the Human Centred Computing Group at the University of Oxford, the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI) at the University of Edinburgh, and the HORIZON Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham ReEnTrust: Rebuilding Trust in Online Algorithmic Systems.… Read more ...