Q6: Public Policy Issues
ISOC has provided a variety of services and activities related to public policy. It publishes briefings on the web for the education of its members. It participated extensively in WSIS and participates now in the IGF. It coordinated other volunteers and coordinated with organizational members, chapters and other Internet Community organizations in those discussions. It has hired consultants to advise on national ICT policy. Most recently, as part of our Chapter Development Program, and in an effort to expand our local policy and education activities, ISOC opened regional bureaus in Africa, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. Many of our members and chapters consider national ICT policy a primary focus, working with ICANN and the RIRs among others in various ways. Organizational members have the opportunity to use ISOC as an additional correlative voice in the relevant fora. ISOC members and chapters have also directly advised government entities on the relationship between requirements for forensic access to the Internet, individual privacy, and the impacts of both on commerce as a small example of areas where we have been active.
What public policy issues do you believe will need to be addressed during your tenure, and how would you recommend that ISOC respond to them?
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