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  • Comments on the TRAI consultation Paper on Regulatory framework for Over the Top services

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has called for comments on its consultation paper on regulatory framework for Over the Top services, which is accessible at page http://trai.gov.in/WriteReaddata/ConsultationPaper/Document/OTT-CP-27032015.pdf I have submitted the following comments: Comments on the Consultation Paper on Regulatory frameworks for Over the Top Services The Regulatory framework as proposed by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is an alarm. The Members of Parliament and the common man alike needs to be concerned about the implications of TRAI’s sphere or authority expanded to include the Internet which would interfere to alter the fundamental nature of the Internet: TRAI Read more…

  • European Summer School of Internet Governance calls for Applications

    FOR THE INTERNET GOVERNANCE LEADERS OF TOMORROW: LEARNING IN A MULTI STAKEHOLDER ENVIRONMENT MEISSEN / GERMANY, 26 JULY – 1 AUGUST 2015 (posted as announced) Do you want to understand the multilayer, multi player mechanisms of Internet Governance? Do you want to know what the political, economic, social and legal implications of Internet Governance are? Do you want to learn what is behind cryptic acronyms like ICANN, RIR, DNS, ccTLD, gTLD, iDN, IPv6, ISP, IETF, W3C, IAB, WHOIS, GAC, IGF, WGIG and WSIS? Do want to get more detailed information about technical Internet standards, protocols, codes, domain names, IP addresses, Read more…

  • RoundTable at the Asia Internet Symposium: What can India bring to Internet Governace AIS Chennai RoundTable

    Asia Internet Symposium Chennai, was organized around the theme “India in the Free and Open Global Internet” in two sessions. Full Playlist starts with the inaugural introduction to the Event, followed by the recordings of speeches by the Invitees including the Key Note Speaker, in turn followed by the recording of Round Table Session ( bit.ly/aischennai  look for the video titled “AIS Chennai 2014 – Roundtable: What can India bring to Internet Governance?”) followed by Closing Remarks on the intended follow up.   The event brought together local Community Leaders from different stakeholder groups and created awareness on the participation opportunities Read more…

  • Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum: Call for proposals Asia Pacific rIGF, Macau

    Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum APrIGF 2015 Macau 30 Jun – 3 Jul 2015 Venetian Hotel Macao http://2015.rigf.asia Open Call for Themes and Workshop Proposals Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is one of the key regional initiatives on Internet governance which provides an open platform for multi-stakeholders to discuss and identify issues and priorities, and ultimately advances the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region as well as bring forward and contribute to the wider global Internet community. Hosted by HNET.Asia, the registry for the ccTLD of Macau (.mo), APrIGF 2015 will be held from 30 Read more…

  • OneWebDay 2014 – Recognizing Core Internet Values

    OneWebDay, held on September 22 every year since 2006, is a global event aimed at giving all participants in this unprecedented turn in human evolution that is the Internet a chance not only to celebrate it, but also to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining the open-networking principles that have made it the success it is. OneWebDay 2014 will be held on Monday 22 September 2014. The suggested theme for this year’s events is to Recognizing Internet Core Values. These core values can be defined as End-to-End, Open Standards, Universal Access, and Freedom of Expression. For OneWebDay in 2014 we suggest the viewing/reposting of the Read more…

  • Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APRIGF) 2014 in India

    The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2014 is hosted in New Delhi along with SANOG 24th Edition and Youth Internet Governance Forum (YIGF) 2014 in the Hotel Crown Plaza, Greater Noida from 1st August to 9th August, 2014. Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) has been held annually since initiated in 2010 in Hong Kong. The APrIGF serves as a platform for aggregating IGF related discussions and collaborations at the regional level, which ultimately advances the Internet governance development in Asia Pacific. The main theme of APRIGF 2014 is “Internet to Equinet – An Equitable Internet for Read more…

  • Vint Cerf explains NTIA oversight transition

    Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) manages Internet Number resources. The NTIA of the United States has maintained a role of oversight over the coordination of the IANA functions, but has recently announced its intention to transition the oversight function to the multi-stakeholder community. Vint Cerf is a father of the Internet—and he made this video to clear up some confusion about who manages the Internet’s address book in the video below. ( http://www.google.com/takeaction/vint/video.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=google&utm_content=4+-+httpstakeactionwithgooglecomusvintvideo&utm_campaign=20140723VintColbert1-US-actives2&source=20140723VintColbert1-US-actives2 )

  • Letter to the Government of India on India’s position on IANA Transition and Multi-Stakeholder model of Internet Governance

    Recently the National Telecommunications and Information Association of United States announced its intention to step down from this role of oversight by asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS). In this background, Government of India has made an initial Statement on the transition of oversight of IANA functions from NTIA to multi-stakeholder oversight. Extracts from the letter from the Government of India as initial statement on transition copied below, with our Read more…

  • Report by the Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms

    The Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms released its final report on how to evolve the Internet governance ecosystem. The report also presents a roadmap and timeline for the future management of the Internet.

  • Join us on a letter to the Government of India to keep the Internet Free and Open

    Recently the National Telecommunications and Information Association of United States announced its intention to step down from this role of oversight by asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS). The Government of India provided the following input, signed by Shri J Satyanarayana, Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, whom I have an occasion to meet at the Internet Governance Forum at Baku, Azerbaizan two years ago.  The Comments at the Read more…

Archive for May 30, 2009

Security: President Barrack Obama on securing America’s cyber infrastructure

US President Barrack Obama made some remarks on 29th May on securing America’s Cyber infrastructure. While outlining the strategy for cybersecurity he is explicit in stating that privacy and other civil liberties are not to be ignored: “Our pursuit of cybersecurity will not — I repeat, will not include — monitoring private sector networks or Read more…


May 30th, 2009 by | Posted in Future of Internet, News, privacy | No Comments

Privacy: James Bamford & Chris Calabrese on surveillance for control

The Technology & Liberty Program of American Civil Liberties Union monitors the interplay between cutting-edge technology and civil liberties, actively promoting responsible uses of technology that enhance privacy and freedom, while opposing those that undermine our freedoms and move us closer to a surveillance society. At the Annual Membership Conference of ACLU two years ago, Read more…


May 29th, 2009 by | Posted in Internet, News, privacy | No Comments

Privacy: cell phones and security cameras.

These are external reports. Surveillance Technology: CNBC’s Big Brother, Big Business Surveillance Technology: Remotely tuning into ambient audio through a cell phone, on or off.


May 29th, 2009 by | Posted in Future of Internet, News, privacy, security, surveillance | No Comments

Jonathan B Postel Award

Nominations for the 2009 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award are due by 29 May. The Internet Society presents this annual award to an individual or an organization that has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. This year the award will be presented during the 75th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting Read more…


May 27th, 2009 by | Posted in Internet, News | No Comments

Fellowship applications to ICANN Seoul now open

The 36th meeting of ICANN would take place at Seoul, South Korea from from 25-Oct-2009 to 30-Oct-2009. A good idea of what would take place at Seoul can be had from the websites of the recently concluded Mexico meeting and the meeting to take place in June at Sydney Those from ISOC India Chennai interested Read more…


May 23rd, 2009 by | Posted in News | No Comments