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...

No real winners in dot ORG decision

Yesterday the ICANN Board refused to approve the sale of the .ORG registry to Ethos Capital. This is being hailed as a great victory for the public interest by some, and as a lamentable “failure to follow ICANN’s bylaws, processes, and contracts” by the parties to the proposed sale. In fact, it is...