A multistakeholder governance structure for IoT?

The NTIA’s multistakeholder process on Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity is apparently beginning to bear fruit. At this week’s virtual meeting, a draft document, "Communicating IoT Device Security Update Capability to Improve Transparency for Consumers", was determined to be “consensus” output. In this post, we briefly review the process...

How ICANN is manipulating its GDPR discussions

As this blog post shows, ICANN's management is now thinking about how to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They'd better be. Everyone knows ICANN’s Whois policies, which require registries and registrars to provide indiscriminate public access to personal data about domain name registrants, violate European privacy laws. In...

Debates on Global Governance and Cybersecurity

IGP led two thought-provoking discussions of the relationship between cybersecurity and Internet governance in Brussels last week. An event at the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) opened with Milton Mueller’s thoughts on “Cybersecurity as an Internet governance problem,” followed by Jan Neutze’s talk on Microsoft's call for a Digital...

Re-Thinking ICANN’s At Large community

Guest post by Ayden Férdeline (@ferdeline) It’s a simple message: the At-Large Advisory Committee isn’t fit for purpose. That’s the conclusion that external consultants ITEMS International have drawn in their draft report, now out for public comment, on the review of the ICANN At-Large community. The 90-page report draws on...