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Report from UK-IGF Identity & Trust Workshop – 10th September 2013

UK-IGF Identity & Trust Workshop – 10th September 2013 This workshop was presented by the BCS and covered a number of areas related to the work of the BCS Identity Assurance Working Group. The speakers were: Andy Smith BCS John … Continue reading

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UK-IGF 2013 announced

How important is trust on the internet?  Are our online identities safe? These are just some of the questions likely to come up at the 2013 UK Internet Governance Forum which takes place on Tuesday 10th September in Central London. … Continue reading

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UK-IGF videos from P&I

Videos from this year’s Parliament & Internet (P&I) conference are now available on Youtube: Mark Carvell speaking during the UK-IGF workshop slot: http://youtu.be/jgAQK0UP_g4 Eric Joyce MP reporting back on the workshop:  http://youtu.be/84ps7M7x96k Ed Vaizey speech:  http://youtu.be/tKBRH_6Olac

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Deeper and wider: dialogue at the Internet Governance Forum

The challenge faced by the Internet Governance Forum is a big one: to convene open multi-stakeholder dialogue on extremely diverse Internet issues in order to help shape global Internet policy and practice. Sometimes it can feel like an event of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Dr Louise Bennett

My main take away impressions of the 6th IGF were: That the European view, as expressed by the Council of Europe via EuroDIG, that puts human rights and net neutrality, as absolutes, at the top of the agenda, without due … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Mark Carvell

The final official figures are not yet in but the level of stakeholder participation in the Nairobi IGF from the world over is expected to break all records:  over 2000 in person and a further 1000 connecting via remote hubs … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Dr Vicki Nash

Sitting watching Egyptian activist Wael Khalil debate with UK Minister Ed Vaizey at one of Nominet’s IGF workshops I suddenly realised how far we’ve come since the early WSIS meetings in 2003 when it seemed like an extraordinary idea that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by David Souter

The sixth IGF, and the sixth that I’ve attended.  How does it compare? I thought it followed the positive trend of the last four meetings.  Participants from different stakeholder groups are now very comfortable with one another and with the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Raf Fatani

Over 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries descended on Nairobi for the 2011 United Nations Internet Governance Forum, to engage in discussions and knowledge sharing. The increasing attendance at the IGF meetings demonstrates that the Forum continues to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Nick Thorne

From the talking shop we created at WSIS in 2005, the Forum has developed into a really useful platform both for the practical exchange/dissemination of ideas and a sounding board for all parties in the overall governance debate.  We still … Continue reading

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