Items tagged "Plenipot"

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Public Interest Groups Give Recommendations to ITU: Focus on Digital Divide, Avoid Internet Policy

October 21, 2014 International , Internet Governance , ITU , Plenipot

Today, Public Knowledge and other public interest organizations from around the world sent a list of eight recommendations to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and its Members meeting at the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Korea.

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Public Knowledge Joins Open Letter to ITU to Increase Transparency

October 9, 2014 ITU , Plenipot

Today, Public Knowledge joins an open letter to the International Telecommunication Union’s Secretary General asking for more transparency in the organization’s processes. The letter, signed by more than 32 organizations around the world, encourages the ITU to make available its documents and procedures.

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ITU’s Plenipot: What Happened

November 28, 2018 Cybersecurity , Internet Governance , ITU , Plenipot , Privacy

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is a United Nations (UN) agency originally created in 1865 to manage cross-national telegraphic communications, and is increasingly seen by its member states as the technology policy branch of the UN system. While to date it is formally responsible only for telecommunications issues, in recent years the ITU has hosted a global summit on Artificial Intelligence (AI), organized a workshop on e-payments and 5G, held a forum on the Internet of Things and Smart Cities, studied the economic impact of the so-called Over-The-Top (OTT) internet services such as WhatsApp or YouTube, developed a global cybersecurity index, and analyzed privacy in cloud computing. That, on top of ITU’s fundamental mandate and ongoing work to help connect the hundreds of millions who are still unconnected.

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