Now it’s Europe’s turn to try to circumvent ICANN DNS policies

Many large American businesses – notably, Facebook and the intellectual property interests – are strongly interested in retaining free and unrestricted access to domain name registrants’ personal information (known as Whois data). As it became clear that ICANN’s multistakeholder process would restrict that access to comply with Europe's privacy regulation,...

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...

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...
Labrona, Untitled (2016)

Building transnational attribution: sharing data and determining state-sponsorship (IGP workshop synopsis: Day 2)

This blog, the second of three parts, is a preliminary look at Day 2 of the Internet Governance Project’s (IGP) 5th Annual Workshop on “Building transnational cyber-attribution”. The workshop virtually brought together more than two dozen international researchers and practitioners in May to explore making attributions based on facts and...

Workshop synopsis: Building transnational attribution (Day 1)

The Internet Governance Project (IGP) at Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy has maintained a consistent interest in addressing the challenges of attribution in cyberspace through transnational cooperation. This topic has been explored through IGP’s presentations on the need for an international attribution institution at RightsCon 2018, the North American...