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The Internet Society’s Concerns on the Recent Government Action in Kazakhstan Regarding Encrypted Internet Traffic 
Statements 23 July 2019

The Internet Society’s Concerns on the Recent Government Action in Kazakhstan Regarding Encrypted Internet Traffic 

The Internet Society and Internet Society Kazakhstan Chapter are deeply concerned about the recent actions taken by the Kazakh...

European Chapters Meeting: Consolidation, Trust, and More on the Agenda
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About Internet Society 14 June 2019

European Chapters Meeting: Consolidation, Trust, and More on the Agenda

The 2019 European Chapters Meeting took place from 9-10 May in Bucharest, Romania. (Watch the livestream here.) The two-day...

Internet Society Signs Open Letter Opposing GCHQ Ghost Proposal For Weakening Encrypted Communications
Statements 30 May 2019

Internet Society Signs Open Letter Opposing GCHQ Ghost Proposal For Weakening Encrypted Communications

In late 2018, The British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) published an essay on Lawfare outlining its principles for “exceptional”...

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World
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Beyond the Net 7 February 2019

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World

Last year, we published “The Dawn of New Digital Rights for Finnish Citizens,” about the launch of the New...

Internet Society Advances IoT Security in France
Press Releases 8 January 2019

Internet Society Advances IoT Security in France

Launches IoT Security Working Group and Reveals Results of Study “The French and Connected Objects” Founding members of the...

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity
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In the News 3 January 2019

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity

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Europe newsletter

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 4 – 11 October 2019
Newsletters 16 October 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 4 – 11 October 2019

Internet Access Global: Microsoft plans to roll out internet access to 40 Million People by 2022 Microsoft has announced...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 28 September – 4 October 2019
Newsletters 7 October 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 28 September – 4 October 2019

Internet Access European Community Networks Summit: ISOC is organising an international conference on community networks The Internet Society is...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 21 – 27 September 2019
Newsletters 27 September 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 21 – 27 September 2019

Internet Access Global: Internet growth around the world has stalled according to a new report The Broadband Commission for...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 7 – 13 September 2019
Newsletters 17 September 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 7 – 13 September 2019

Internet Access EU: The new EU Commissioners responsible for digital policy unveiled This week, the European Commission President-elect Ursula...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 24 – 30 August 2019
Newsletters 4 September 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 24 – 30 August 2019

Internet Access Global: France and India to work shoulder to shoulder in securing cyberspace Last week, French President Emmanuel...

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 3 – 9 August 2019
Newsletters 14 August 2019

European Regional Bureau Newsletter – 3 – 9 August 2019

Internet Access UK: Telecoms industry challenges Johnson on his ambitious “full-fibre broadband for all by 2025” plan In a...

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Europe team

Frédéric Donck

Regional Bureau Director, Europe

Nick Hyrka

Regional Community Engagement Manager, Europe

Massimiliano Stucchi

Regional Technical Advisor-Europe

Ceren Ünal

Regional Policy Manager- Europe

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With 33 active Chapters in the region, the European Bureau hosts 25% of the global Internet Society Chapters. Our chapters from all parts of Europe, coming from diverse and multicultural backgrounds, support and contribute to our principles and mission through educational activities, community and public policy programs and events.

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