Tag Archives: Internet governance

Who runs the Internet?

Source: CircleID

ICANN has released a “living” graphic aimed to provide a high-level view of how the internet is run attuned for those less familiar with the inner workings of the internet infrastructure ecosystem.

Social Media CyberWatch – February 2013

This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.

Citizen Lab Special Advisor Robert Guerra at OSCE Internet 2013 conference

On 13-15 February 2013, Citizen Lab Special Advisor Robert Guerra will participate in “Internet 2013: Shaping policies to advance media freedom,” a conference organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hofburg, Vienna.

EVENT: Internet regulation in Latin America: Are we moving in the right direction?

During his talk on 19 February 2013, Professor Eduardo Bertoni will present specific cases from Latin America to illustrate recent examples of regulatory challenges.

2012 Google Policy Fellow Kieran Bergmann on the IGF

In a piece for the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), Google Policy Fellow Kieran Bergmann wrote about Internet governance and the role of the Internet Governance Forum.

2012 CyberWatch Year in Review: Social Media

This year-end report summarizes several trends and noteworthy happenings of the past 12 months, including an increase in government user data requests, a community governance decision-making debacle, and controversies around various privacy-oriented technical implementations.

Controversy erupts at WCIT over resolution on Internet

Source: Stephen Lawson, CIO

The WCIT apparently has placed a resolution on the Internet in the regulations being developed at the meeting, drawing accusations that it acted improperly.

U.S. rejects telecommunications treaty

Source: Eric Pfanner, The New York Times

Talks on a proposed treaty governing international telecommunications collapsed in acrimony when the United States rejected the agreement on the eve of its scheduled signing, citing an inability to resolve an impasse over the Internet.

U.N. summit implodes as U.S., others spurn Internet treaty

Source: Declan McCullagh, CNet

In a stunning repudiation of a United Nations summit, an alliance of Western democracies including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada today rejected a proposed treaty over concerns it hands repressive governments too much authority over the Internet.

Global Internet diplomacy

Source: The New York Times

Representatives of 193 countries are meeting in Dubai to update a treaty known as the International Telecommunication Regulations that was last negotiated in 1988 and governs the exchange of telephone traffic between countries.