Network of Excellence in Internet Science

Internet Governance Forum 2012

This week sees a smorgasbord of debate about Internet governance and standards, at the annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum. We have organised a workshop on Thursday about new trends in industry self-governance, looking at informal rule-setting through bodies like ICANN, and via private ordering by individual firms with significant market power. In particular we will look at ICANN, Google Books, and government demands for access to user data held by companies such as Facebook and RIM/BlackBerry.

I am also speaking at several other sessions: on the Council of Europe's Cybercrime Convention and human rights; on jurisdiction in the cloud; on terrorism, the Internet and human rights; and on sustainable models for creativity. All of these should be streamed live, and allow remote participation.