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EuroISPA President discusses future of Internet governance at IEEE summit

EuroISPA President discusses future of Internet governance at IEEE summit

EuroISPA has been an active contributor to high-level discussions surrounding the future of Internet governance for many years. The recently published IEEE Summit Report on Internet Governance gives an insight into the Association’s recent work to create a governance environment that is fit for purpose.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Summit on Internet Governance took place in Brussels in December, and brought together business leaders, academics, and policymakers to discuss issues concerning Internet governance.

EuroISPA President Oliver Süme was participant in a panel discussion on the future of Internet governance alongside Megan Richards (Principal Adviser, DG Connect), Jean-Jacques Sahel (Vice-President Stakeholder Engagement for Europe, ICANN), and Mark Raymond (Assistant Professor of International Security, OU).

With his fellow panelists, EuroISPA President Süme discussed the role of ICANN, the growing complexity of Internet governance, and its politicisation in the context of the Snowden revelations. Addressing an audience of technology leaders and policymakers, the EuroISPA President stressed that “Internet governance is not a question of bodies but more a question of mechanisms and processes and indeed, the accountability of such processes.”

Further insight into President Süme’s contribution and the summit generally can be found in the just-published IEEE Summit Report on Internet Governance.

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