IGF 2020: Overcoming the US-China Digital Cold War

This workshop (WS#81) addresses the Internet governance implications of the widening split between the United States and China. Involving experts and government representatives from the U.S., China, Europe, India and South Africa, it seeks answers to the following policy questions about the intensifying conflict between the US and China: Does...

IGF 2020: A conversation with Anriette Esterhuysen

As the internet governance community gears up for the 15th Annual Meeting of the United Nations Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF), we caught up with the current Chair of the Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group, Anriette Esterhuysen. In this conversation, Anriette reflects on the evolution of the IGF, discusses processes underway...

What is the future of Internet architecture?

An important discussion of the future of Internet architecture with Dr. Richard Li, of Futurewei Technologies and key proponent of Huawei's "New IP" proposal, and Andrew Sullivan, the President and CEO of the Internet Society. IGP's Dr. Milton Mueller moderates. Click on the image to view the 90 minute recording...

China’s Data Security Initiative: Still Stuck in the Sovereignty Box

The Trump administration has unleashed a number of aggressive actions blocking China from access to those parts of the transnational digital economy anchored in the United States. These actions are based on the premise that exposure to Chinese ICT products and services are national security threats, because China’s Communist government...

Event: Do we need a new generation of internet standards?

“New IP” and global Internet governance: September 23, 15:00 UTC (11:00 US EDT; 17:00 CET) Moderator: Dr. Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology, Internet Governance Project Discussants: Dr. Richard Li, Futurewei Technologies, Inc. USA Olaf Kolkman, Principal - Internet Technology, Policy, and Advocacy at the Internet Society. The Internet protocols...

ICANN, Whois and Global Data Governance

Although few people are aware of it, ICANN and the domain name system are on the front lines of the transnational data governance issues raised by the clash between European privacy law and American (and eventually Chinese and Indian) information industries. Prompted by Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ICANN...