Shaping the Development of the Internet
Thursday 22 March 2012
Chair - Sarah Montague (BBC Radio 4 Today programme)
Lord Allan, Director of Policy Europe, Middle East and Africa Facebook. Richard Allan looked at the increasing desire for some national governments to control the internet.
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. Vint Cerf discussed the speed of change in the digital space and greater focus on security
The Hon Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries. Ed Vaizey highlighted the rapid growth of the internet and its value to the economy.
The workshops were used to help develop UK-IGF messages that fed into the Internet Governance Forum 2012.
- Workshop 1: Identity Governance on the Internet – What are the essentials?
- Workshop 2: Content creation in a changing world: How do we build the right environment?
- Workshop 3: Cyber security: defining acceptable behaviour on the Internet
Regulation by contract. Dr Vicki Nash of the Oxford Internet Institute and Quentin Cregan of the University of Oxford presented findings of a study into how individual internet use is regulated by private contracts and how they inter-relate. An expert panel reflected on these findings and responded to questions from the audience.
Relevant, trusted and competitive. Lesley Cowley of Nominet explored how the .uk domain space can remain relevant, trusted and competitive in today’s context of change. An expert panel reflected on these issues and responded to questions from the audience.
In his report, Nate Vaagen, from the London School of Economics, provides a summary of the presentations and highlights the range of challenging issues that were discussed such as the need to strike a balance between the opposing forces of online identity and privacy, and the ever evolving response to Internet security.
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