From Seoul 2008 to Mexico 2016: On the Road to Cooperation and Economic Growth

June 19, 2014

Editorial by Constance Bommelaer  Senior Director, Global Policy Partnerships, and Nicolas Seidler, Policy Advisor, The Internet Society

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Back in June 2008, the OECD Seoul Ministerial meeting articulated a collective vision of a future economy and society supported by the Internet.

Significantly, this vision was to be sustained and strengthened by the concerted action of diverse stakeholders; not only governments and business – which were originally part of the OECD processes – but also civil society and the Internet technical community. (more…)

IPv6 and the Internet of Things

June 19, 2014

By Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer


William Gibson is reported to have said: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” Whether this is an accurate quote or not, it captures precisely what we are (slowly) facing as IPv6 moves from its 15 year slumber from about 1996 to the June 6, 2011 world IPv6 day when many operators of Internet services turned on IPv6 for a day. It was turned on, again, permanently on June 6, 2012. Two years since that time, one is beginning to see growth in the use of this important protocol in support of an expanded address space. (more…)

Multistakeholder Partnerships for Economic Growth and Social Development

June 19, 2014

By Kathy Brown, CEO & President, The Internet Society

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We are in the midst of a very busy global policy dialogue on Internet governance and, in fact, 2014 could be an inflection point in shaping the future of the Internet and its governance. In an increasingly complex environment, stakeholders are seeking global guidelines and frameworks to address a wide range of local requirements. (more…)

Review of the OECD Security Guidelines: An Update

June 19, 2014

By Jane Hamilton, Senior Policy Advisor, Industry Canada, Chair, OECD Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy


In 2013, the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy Information Security and Privacy[1] launched its review of the 2002 OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks by organizing an informal multistakeholder consultation of experts from its membership and beyond, to facilitate a discussion of the need for revisions to the Guidelines.  The scope of the discussion was broad and ambitious.  We explored how the core security principles should be modernized, identified what recommendations the OECD should make to governments, and shared ideas on how international co-operation should be addressed. (more…)

Shifting from Identity Access Management to Identity Relationship Management Drive Revenue Growth through Agility & Scalability of Trustworthy Tools

June 19, 2014

By Joni Brennan, ‎Executive Director,  Kantara Initiative



In the interest of supporting trust toward economic growth, the OECD Privacy Guidelines provide a tool for privacy best practices supporting European Union data protection legislation (and cultural expectations) as well appropriate transborder flow of personal data. The IEEE-SA and Kantara Initiative provide this article as participating members of the OECD-ITAC to discuss the changing nature of identity management with more focus toward relationships between people, entities, services, and things. The concepts provided are observations in development within the Kantara Initiative open and transparent community. (more…)

The Globalization Of ICANN

June 19, 2014

By:  Government Engagement Group, ICANN


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was formed in 1998. Then there were about 150 million global Internet users, and only 7 Generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Today there are more than 3 billion Internet users, with at least 300 gTLDs (many of them offering names in non-Latin scripts) by the end of 2014. (more…)

Capacity Building in the African Region

June 19, 2014

By Adiel Akplogan, CEO, AFRINIC


The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Aside from distributing IPv4, IPv6 and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) to 56 economies in its service region, AFRINIC plays a leading role in capacity building initiatives, including technical training, supporting infrastructure and technology development, community outreach and engagement activities. (more…)

OECD Privacy Experts Round-table

June 19, 2014

By Robin WiltonTechnical Outreach for Identity and Privacy, The Internet Society


Subject Access Requests

What is the data controller’s perspective on subject access requests (SARs)? The bottom line is that, for data controllers, responding to subject access requests requires preparation, investment and effort. (more…)


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