By Justin Kaufman – Another storm is brewing over Internet governance. Several countries, including Russia, China, and India, have proposed empowering the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – a specialized agency of the United Nations – to oversee various aspects of Internet governance.
At the WCIT (World Congress on Information Technology), the ITU member states will consider revisions to the ITRs designed to bring various aspects of Internet communications (e.g., spam, cybersecurity, data privacy, online child protection, etc.) and standards (relating to domain names and numbers) within the ITU’s jurisdiction.
The community of nations should be one voice within a multistakeholder model of governance; not the voice. The ITU is not the proper agency to oversee the Internet. more> http://tinyurl.com/cy8mgsn
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- Keep UN Out Of Internet Regulation (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- US tech leaders fear proposed Internet regulations, taxes at ITU meeting (computerworld.co.nz)
- Putting the United Nations in charge of the Internet is the best idea ever (zdnet.com)
- WCITLeaks.org aims to expose UN ‘takeover’ of the Internet (digitaltrends.com)
- Big Telegraph (circleid.com)
- The UN Wants Complete Control Over The Internet And That Would Mean Unprecedented Censorship, Taxes And Surveillance (ConservativeActionAlerts.com)
- U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, WWNT 1450 AM
- A Cybersecurity Treaty Is a Bad Idea, James Lewis, US News