Newsletter Newsletter N°7

ITAC Newsletter n°7 – July 2016

The Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD brings together the counsel and expertise of technically focused organizations, in a decentralized and networked approach to policy formulation for the Internet economy.  The main purpose of ITAC is to contribute constructively to Internet-related policies developed in the OECD. It mostly contributes to the work of the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) and its specific working parties such as the Working Party on Communications and Infrastructure Services Policy (CISP) and the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (SPDE).

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Editorial: The Value of Openness for Building Tomorrow’s Digital Economies – Reflections on the OECD Ministerial Meeting

By Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director Global Internet Policy – Internet Society
and Nicolas Seidler , Senior Policy Advisor – Internet Society

“Have no fear”: ITAC statement at the OECD Ministerial stakeholders press conference

By Laurent Liscia – CEO and Executive Director – OASIS

Open Standards for an Open Internet of Things

By Karen McCabe – Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs at the IEEE Standards Association

Working Together

By Jari Arkko – Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force

The Blockchain and the importance of Internet-enabled disruptive technologies

By Walid Al-Saqaf – Internet Society Board of Trustee, postdoctoral researcher at Stockholm University

IPv6: The Ball Is Rolling

By Marco Hogewoning – External Relations Officer, RIPE NCC

Internet security needs to be based on collaboration

By Robin Wilton – Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, Internet Society

Previous Newsletters

Newsletter N°1
Newsletter N°2
Newsletter N°3
Newsletter N°4
Newsletter N°5

Newsletter N°6

About This Newsletter

ITAC provides an avenue for new technical insights to contribute to the work of the OECD. ITAC is open to any Internet technical and research organization that meets the membership criteria listed in the Committee’s Charter.

ITAC encourages Policymakers, members of Civil Society and Businesses to submit queries regarding any of our work to [email protected]

If your organization is interested in joining ITAC and contributing with technically informed advice to the OECD’s development of Internet-related policies, we invite you to visit our website:, to read the “Criteria for Membership” in ITAC’s Charter (Section III).

For further information on ITAC, please contact us at [email protected]