This year's Raisina Dialogue has just ended in Delhi. I came to speak on a panel about "trends" and focussed my remarks on updates related to the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime. Other sessions of note can be watched online: * Will Science Secure or Upend the
New report, “Finding the path to a more open internet. A new European approach toward internet standards” provides very timely suggestions for how the EU can resolve the tensions in its regulatory approach with open internet principles. Author Clément Perarnaud writes a terrific overview of the problem statement while also
This week's newsletter catches you up on the last three months in internet standards. The Star Monitor is a cooperative effort between Global Partners Digital and the Center for Democracy and Technology. Its aim is to help civil society organisations track discussions at internet standards bodies on a
The Council Working Group of the ITU is meeting this week in Geneva and I'm attending. As the discussions about the discussions for the 2024-25 internet governance cycle intensify, I'm happy to see momentum build for human rights considerations in technical standards. The Telecommunication Standardization Advisory
A new Cybercrime Treaty: Next week final negotiations kick off in New York on the UN's Ad Hoc Committee process to negotiate a Cybercrime Treaty. Since its inception in early 2021, accredited civil society and other stakeholders had hope that improvements on the Council of Europe's
Barriers to access: This week the Internet Architecture Board hosted a workshop on community networks, the digital divide and censorship to better understand what the technical community can do to lower the barriers to internet access. * Websites are getting bigger, and more expensive– also more consolidated in terms of market.
The Public Interest Technology Group (PITG) is a dynamic collective of individuals united by a common cause: advocating for the public interest in global standards setting. Our group is diverse, consisting of members from academia, the corporate world, and civil society organizations, all focused on the nexus of human rights
Sustainable development and AI: Last month I attended the AI & Data International Symposium in Berlin, which was a two-day event to place the most pressing issues of our modern world– climate change, economic inequality, health and governance– as the north star for data-driven technology solutions. Civil society experts, AI
The internet has facilitated a new era of challenges and threats to human rights. While it has enabled e-commerce, it has exacerbated inequality. While it has democratized freedom of expression, it has given a megaphone to hate speech. While it has lowered barriers to access information, it has proliferated misinformation.
At the WRC-23, the ITU-Radio sector meeting, 151 states signed 43 new resolutions, revised 56 existing ones, and suppressed 33 resolutions. You could read the 629 pages for fun, but the main resolution that I wanted to highlight is Resolution COM6/6 (pages 561-562) that spells out a new area