Your Excellency Secretary-General Guterres, Your Excellency the High Commissioner for Human Rights, We write to…
GigaNet is an international association of academic researchers founded in 2006 to support multidisciplinary research on Internet governance. Its membership includes researchers from all over the world who are contributing to local, regional and international debates on Internet Governance. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “INTERNET GOVERNANCE IN A TIME OF GLOBAL REORDERING.”
Brenden Kuerbis and Farzaneh Badiei will have a poster session during GigaNet about their paper on Mapping the cybersecurity institutional landscape.
For more information on this session refer to: http://sched.co/CRB7
Normally remote participation is available for IGF pre-events.
This workshop would be framed as a debate between advocates and opponents of IoT “regulation.” However, the positions represented would not be divided into two simple, polar opposites (yes regulation or no regulation) but rather would explore a broader range of governance options for the emerging Internet of things. The workshop would bring together a range of expertise on cybersecurity-related technical issues; IoT business and technology development; political economy and policy related to regulation and regulatory institutions; and law and economics expertise related to liability in high-tech sectors.
Find more information about the workshop at this link: http://sched.co/CSD0
Remote Participation will be also available. We will update the description accordingly.
Private ordering is common in the field of Internet governance, cybersecurity, and cybercrime. Private ordering refers to governance by means of contracts, markets, or voluntary cooperative networks of non-state actors. The Internet relies heavily on private ordering because it is difficult for territorial governments to regulate effectively by traditional methods of intervention.
Private ordering is used in Internet governance institutions such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN implements policies through contractual agreements and develops policies via a multistakeholder process rooted in non-state actors. Nevertheless, ICANN’s control of the root of the Domain Name System (DNS) creates a centralized “choke point” where control over website content and Internet expression can be exerted by regulating domain name registries and registrars (for instance, by taking down domains or withdrawing licenses to register names). Most stakeholders believe that ICANN’s authority to coordinate and make policy for the DNS should not be leveraged to make ICANN a content regulator on the Internet.
As part of ICANN’s reform process, a new mission statement was adopted which expressly forbids ICANN from engaging in content regulation. Some interest groups, however, often put pressure on ICANN to use its power over domains to become an Internet regulator. Most notably, this pressure comes from copyright and trademark interests, law enforcement agencies, and some governments.
This workshop will address the following issues:
Find more information here: http://sched.co/CTrz
Remote participation will be available.
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