On 23, 24 April 2014 the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance took place in São Paulo, Brazil. Following the US announcement to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community, the conference focused mainly on Net neutrality and mass surveillance. Ahead of the meeting EuroISPA contributed to the consultation launched by the organisers, and emphasized that the global structure of the Internet must be preserved.
EuroISPA has been represented at NETMundial by Oliver Süme President of EuroISPA and Malcolm Hutty, chair of the International Affairs committee.
„ We welcome NETMundial as a strong endorsement of the multistakeholder approach, which will drive forward the development of Internet governance. The infrastructure operated by the European ISPs is the enabler for business and our services are also key to consumers and their rights to privacy, freedom and expression. We therefore welcome the strong focus of the outcome document on human rights and will stay engaged in the global process of Internet Governance “ said Oliver Süme.
You can find EuroISPA’s reply to the public consultation ahead of NETMundial here.