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Joint submission of Evidence to Joint Committee on Human Rights

The UK Chapter has made a joint submission with the Internet Society in response to the call for evidence that was published by the Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding the Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) is a Parliamentary Joint Committee whose main function is to examine all bills and legislative instruments for compatibility with human rights, and to report to both Houses of Parliament on its findings.

The Joint Submission can be found here:

The deadline for submitting evidence was Monday 22 January 2024.… Read more ...

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Joint Briefing on Investigatory Powers (Amendment) Bill [HL]

The UK England Chapter of the Internet Society has joined the Internet Society as well as Big Brother Watch, The Open Rights Group, Privacy International, Liberty and Rights & Security International in drafting a briefing that was distributed to Lords prior to the Report Hearing at the House of Lords on 23 January 2024.

The original Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA) is highly controversial in that it authorised massive, suspicionless surveillance on a scale never seen before, with few safeguards or independent oversight.… Read more ...

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Joint statement of scientists and NGOs on the EU’s proposed eIDAS reform

On 2 November 2023, the Internet Society UK Chapter has joined 500 cyber security experts, researchers and NGOs to sign an open letter sounding the alarm about the European Union’s proposed eIDAS reform.

After years of legislative process, the near-final text of the eIDAS regulation has been agreed by trialogue negotiators1 representing EU’s key bodies and will be presented to the public and parliament for a rubber stamp before the end of the year. New legislative articles, introduced in recent closed-door meetings and not yet public, envision that all web browsers distributed in Europe will be required to trust the certificate authorities and cryptographic keys selected by EU governments.… Read more ...

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Response to Consultation on: Powers in relation to UK-related domain name registries

The Chapter has submitted a response to a DSIT (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology) Consultation on: Powers in relation to UK-related domain name registries.

Please find it below:

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject:Response from the Internet Society UK Chapter to Consultation on: Powers in relation to UK-related domain name registries
Date:Thu, 31 Aug 2023 14:26:01 +0100
From:Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond <ocl@gih.com>
To:ukdomainnames.consultation@dcms.gov.uk
CC:Olivier Crépin-Leblond <ocl@isoc-e.org>

Dear Sir/Madam,

the UK Chapter of the Internet Society is hereby responding to the Consultation on the drafting of powers under the Digital Economy Act 2010.… Read more ...

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ISOC UK England Elections – call for candidates to submit Statements of Interest (SOIs)

Dear ISOC UK England Colleagues,

On behalf of the ISOC UK England Elections (Nominating) Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that we will now start the process of election of Officers to four (4) seats on the Executive Council of the Internet Society UK England Chapter.

Together with the four seats held by the members of Internet Society UK Limited, these constitute the ISOC UK England Executive Council, a leadership team to continue supporting ISOC’s missions.

Following the bylaws, the Elections Committee (aka Nominating Committee) was appointed last week after a public call for volunteers and is made up of 3 ISOC UK England members, selected randomly from the pool of candidates that volunteered (using a public Randomizer at http://www.random.org/lists/Read more ...

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ISOC UK England Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Please join us on 21 December 2021 for the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year the AGM will take place online due to Pandemic restrictions.

Date and Time

Tuesday 21st December 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 UTC 

Provisional Agenda:

16:00-18:00 (120 minutes)

Part 1 – 16:00-16:45 – Internet Society UK Limited

  1. Welcome, Roll Call, Introduction by the Chair (5 minutes)
    1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Internet Society UK Limited (40 minutes)
    1. Financials of ISOC UK England
    2. Confirmation of FY2020 Accounts filed
    3. Approval of FY2021 preliminary Accounts
    4. Appointment of Accountants
    5. Elections Process

Part 2 – 16:45-18:00 – ISOC UK England

  1. Chair’s Report of Chapter Activities since last AGM (10 minutes)
  2. Working Groups (15 minutes)
    1. Addition/Reduction/Renewal
      1. Policy list
      2. Universities list
      3. Open Trust list
  3. Future Activities for 2022 (30 minutes)
  4. IPv6 Matrix update (10 minutes)
  5. Any other Business (10 minutes)

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