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US transfers ICANN oversight to global Internet community

Posted by malcolm on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 8:58

Transfer of ICANN oversight was first envisaged 18 years ago, as a policy of the Clinton administration, and was revived in March 2014 when U.S. Department of Commerce agency the NTIA asked the...

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OSCE issues communiqué on free expression and counter-terrorism

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, September 5th, 2016 at 10:06

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the world’s largest security-focused intergovernmental organisation, has published a communiqué “on free expression and the fight...

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French interior minister proposes ‘global initiative’ against encrypted messaging apps

Posted by Sam Frances on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 14:26

The French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has called for a “global initiative” to undermine encryption in messaging apps, reports Le Monde. “This is a central issue in the fight against...

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UN to governments: stop trying to switch off the Internet

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, July 4th, 2016 at 18:09

The United Nations has called on governments to stop trying to “shut down” the Internet in emergency situations, in a resolution passed last Thursday. The Human Rights Council, … 10. Condemns...

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IANA transition proposal meets NTIA criteria

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 11:10

The IANA transition proposal developed by ICANN and the global Internet community meets the criteria for transition, concludes a report released on Thursday by the the National Telecommunications and...

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UN Special Rapporteur criticises IP Bill

Posted by Sam Frances on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at 12:41

The UN “Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age" has criticised the Investigatory Powers Bill, calling on the UK government to “desist from setting a bad example to other...

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