The Narrative (November 30, 2020)

The Narrative is a twice-monthly survey of key developments in Internet governance. This time we take up competition law activity against platforms, and the EU data governance initiative. Competition policy and platforms As Internet-driven platforms achieve ever-greater prominence and market power in the 21st century, antitrust actions are proliferating based...

The Narrative 11/1/2020

The Narrative is a twice-monthly survey of key developments in Internet governance.  This time we take up Facebook's struggles with content moderation, the geopolitics of 5G, and coordinated efforts by governments to limit encryption. Platforms and Content Moderation  Platforms continue to struggle with the controversies and contradictions of content moderation,...

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...

Town Hall Meeting on .ORG at IGF 2019

The UN Internet Governance Forum demonstrated its utility as a forum for bringing together relevant parties for negotiations and discussions yesterday. A snap "town hall" meeting convened about 50 civil society members and representatives of the Internet Society (ISOC) and ICANN to express concerns about the sale of .ORG. Notably...

IGP White Paper: Understanding Russia’s “National Internet”

Not a day goes by without hearing that Russia wants to nationalize the Internet, fragment the Internet or block its citizens' access to the global Internet. Just yesterday, media sources announced that Russia will be testing its Internet shut down capabilities, which is a rather inaccurate account of Russia’s move...

Another Facebook privacy scandal you have never heard of!

Facebook did not have a good 2018. Treating its customers' personal information as a commodity, it was revealed by New York Times that  “For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners...