Updated Internet Regulations?

Facebook has unleashed a new PR barrage expressing its support for “updated Internet regulations.” As we pointed out two years ago, when a dominant media incumbent embraces government regulation, supporters of open markets and free expression need to watch out. But the problem with these ads is not just that...

The Narrative – February 14, 2021

Facebook’s Oversight Board is sparking discussion about global governance institutions for online content. Privacy, competition policy and cybersecurity are all implicated in the battle over enclosing platforms’ data. And an insurance company is demonstrating how cybersecurity information sharing really happens. Facebook Oversight Board sparks governance debate The Oversight Board, set...

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...