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For Cybersecurity and Public Safety Efforts, GDPR Creates Uncertainty

Last week the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in to force. We previously shared the view that while the GDPR is not quite right for the United States, there are important aspects that should be incorporated into the ongoing discussion about privacy legislation. This post addresses other aspects of GDPR, which have created some uncertainty around ongoing efforts to improve cybersecurity and support public safety. Two such efforts are cybersecurity information sharing and access to WHOIS data.

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IANA Transition Proposals: Major Steps Towards Success, but Still Room for Improvement

This post discusses Public Knowledge’s comments regarding the Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the IANA Functions and the Enhancing ICANN Accountability 2nd Draft Report. The first proposal comment deadline was September 8th. The second proposal comment deadline is September 12th.

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Will Multistakeholderism Prevail By September 2015?

There is a crucial process under way with the goal of strengthening the multistakeholder model of Internet governance: the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is transitioning from the purview of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), under the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), to a new oversight mechanism by a global, multistakeholder community.

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What in the World is Going on with the IANA Transition?

Happy Internet Governance Awareness Week! You may have heard that an important event related to the future of the Internet is taking place later this week…but so is another one related to the future of Internet governance. Tomorrow on February 25, the CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Ambassador David Gross, and the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administration for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are going to be testifying in front of the Senate in a hearing entitled “Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance,” in relation to the IANA transition and ICANN accountability.

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Civil society statement on draft NETmundial outcome document

This post was originally published on BestBits.net. Public Knowledge has signed onto this document. Please visit the post on BestBits to endorse this document. The undersigned members of the Best Bits coalition welcome the “Draft Outcome Document” that has been produced by the NETmundial Executive Multistakeholder Committee (EMC) and was submitted to the High Level […]

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