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Submission to the #MyScienceInquiry The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

ISOC UK have submitted a note to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which has been published on developing the issue of Trust in relation to framing legislation.


Today, policymakers must choose which path to take in developing Internet policies. One path leads to an open and trusted Internet with the social and economic benefits it brings. The other path leads to an untrusted and increasingly closed off network that fails to drive growth. One path leads to opportunity, the other to stagnation.… Read more ...

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Invitation to participate on role of algorithms in mediating access to information

Invitation to join the UnBias project stakeholder panel

ISOC UK participants interested in the increasing role of algorithms in mediating access to information are invited to join the UnBias project stakeholder panel.

The UnBias project [] aims to develop recommendations for the regulation, design and education related to the role of algorithms in mediating access to information (e.g. search engines, recommender systems).

As part of our project we are running a series of online and offline stakeholder engagement activities.… Read more ...

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Future policy approaches to the convergence of privacy and security online

ISOC England is partnering with the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) to organise a discussion to look at how best policymakers should approach privacy and security on the Internet, considering the increasing ‘convergence’ between these two areas, especially when it comes to the Internet.

Join our speakers to discuss these issues on: 14 JULY 2016

Location:TechUK, 10 St Bride Street London EC4A 4AD

From 17:30-20:00 (Prompt start 18:00)

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Coordinating Partner, EMEA Communications Law; Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity; Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP; Director, International Institute of Communications.… Read more ...

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Home Office push the IP Bill to avoid national debate

March 1st 2015 – Home Office is pushing ahead with the IP Bill without needed national debate

Despite three key Parliamentary committees demanding very significant changes to the draft IP Bill and calling for more time for a national debate can take place. The Home Office today published a largely identical draft Bill and a timetable that is clearly designed to stifle debate 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.

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The Internet Society has issued a statement following up on the CEO of Apple Inc, Tim Cook’s letter on FBI demand.

Apple has millions of UK customers with the UK. With the UK Prime Minister having called for law enforcement to have no areas they cannot go and the debate and concern over the draft Investigatory Powers Bill in the UK this debate in the US has huge significance for UK citizens.

UK expert Prof Ian Brown commented on what the FBI are really asking for on the BBC World Service

Internet Society statement: –


Have you ever lost your smartphone or had it stolen?… Read more ...

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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.… Read more ...