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  • UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) 4 June 2013 Markus Kummer Vice-President, Public Policy, The Internet Society   Mr. Chairman, Ministers, Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, It is an honour and pleasure for me to speak to you at the 16th session of the CSTD. The Internet Society is part of the technical community which was recognized in Tunis as a de facto fourth stakeholder group, alongside Governments, civil society and the private sector and I am pleased to note that the Joint Statement by the United Nations Group...
  • MyNOG-2 or Malaysia Network Operators Group 2 was recently organised in Kuala Lumpur from 4-5 December, 2012. MyNOG is the second installment for  MyNOG .  The two day event  included a  day-long technical workshop/training and a full day conference on the second day. Various experts within the industry including APNIC, Brocade, CISCO, Seacom, Telekom Malaysia, Singapore Internet Exchange and Akamai Technologies spoke at the event Speaking to MyNOG chairperson, Mr. Kanagaraj Krishna on his  future plans for MyNOG and its primary objectives, he stated MyNOG will...
  • The Internet Society Portugal Chapter organized the “Portuguese IGF” on July 10, in Lisbon.  The event  was co-organized  with FCT (Foundation for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Science) and received an important support from the ISOC Europe Bureau.  The event was organized around four topics: Intellectual Property in the Digital World, Privacy Security and Cybercrime, Social Networks and Internet Governance. After the opening session Fréderic Donck made a presentation of the 20 th Anniversary of The Internet Society, and Fr...
  •  TOPICS: Current Internet Governance issues INET/IGC 2004 conference announcement WHEN: Tuesday, December 9th 2003. 16:00. DURATION: 20 minutes WHERE: WSIS Media Centre, Hall 2, Geneva Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland SPEAKERS: Ms. Lynn St.Amour, President and CEO, Internet Society Dr. Robert E. Kahn, Chairman, President and CEO of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) To coincide with the start of the 'World Summit on the Information Society' in Geneva, Internet pioneer Dr. Robert E. Kahn and Internet Society President and CEO, Ms. Lynn St.Amour will present an independent...
  • La cybersécurité est un terme général plutôt vague, utilisé dans différents contextes pour signifier différentes choses tel que « sécurité des systèmes d’information et des systèmes informatiques »; sécurité de l’infrastructure de l’Internet; sécurité de tout ce qui touche à l’Internet (y compris les « services essentiels » tels que la distribution d’électricité); sécurité des données; applications et communications; sécurité des utilisateurs de l’Internet (en particulier les enfants), qui englobe souvent les notions de sécurité « nationale » ainsi que sécurité « privée ». En fait, il n’...
  • IGF Workshop 28 Report: Priorities For The Long-Term Stability of The Internet Bill Graham Strategic Global Engagement October 2010 INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 2010 VILNIUS, LITHUANIA 14-17 SEPTEMBER 2010 WORKSHOP 28: PRIORITIES FOR THE LONG-TERM STABILITY OF THE INTERNET ORGANIZERS: The European Commission, Internet Society, Government of the Netherlands, Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania (RRT) and Tama University SPEAKERS: Session 1: Hillar Aarelaid (Chief Security Officer, Estonia CERT) Danny McPherson (Vice President, Network Security Research,...
  • 27 February 2013 at 11:05 am Description   Has the concept of “personal data” evolved in light of societal, commercial and technological developments? Why are there national and regional variations in legal definitions? Are there tangible privacy risks associated with collection and use of non-personal data in certain contexts? What does “identifiable” mean?   These are issues coming to the forefront of the privacy debate. For example, the Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion in 2012 regarding the proposed EU data protection reform, stating:   “One of the main conclusions...
  • The Internet works not because of the government mandate or intergovernmental agreement – rather it works because its governance is open, inclusive, collaborative and transparent.  It allows for innovation without permission and encourages the free flow of ideas and the exchange of information across borders; it spurs economic growth and thus contributes to social and economic development.   "Internet Governance" is a broad term used in many different contexts, applying to activities as diverse as coordination of technical standards, operation of critical infrastructure, development...
  • ISOC@WSIS: ISOC’s Capacity Building Enabling sustainable development of the Internet for over a decade Geneva, Switzerland - 19th September 2005 - It is widely recognised that developing countries have much to gain from improved access to the Internet. Access that is now taken for granted in many parts of the world is vital to enabling progress in social and economic development. Developing countries have often been discouraged not only by the high costs associated with building a basic Internet infrastructure, but also by the difficulty of gaining access to appropriate education to...
  • Global Multistakeholder Meeting on The Future of Internet Governance (“NETmundial”) The Internet Society (ISOC) appreciates the opportunity to provide input for consideration by the participants in the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (“NETmundial”) that will be held 23 to 24 April in Sao Paulo. ISOC values this multistakeholder dialogue and the opportunity to provide written submissions to ensure the discussions in Sao Paulo are informed and constructive. The Internet Society would like to submit this paper on “Committing to the Principle of Openness” as...