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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 in the IGF.

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?

How do you see the involvement of ISOC and of ISOC chapters and members?

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2 Responses to “Q6: Public Policy Issues”

  1. Comment by: Guanghao Li   
    April 6th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    The development of any public policy will take a relative long time, especially at a global level. Local policies are intensively diverse due to the differences in culture, ideology, social norm, and political and legislation structure. And meanwhile, ICANN and RIRs only composed of a very narrow portion of the Internet – the addressing system.
    Thus, I would like to see more works are being done on policies regarding the widespread of the Internet – “reach the next billionâ€?. Although the effort is global, the things are really taking place at a very local level. So while ISOC can push for global policies that foster technology innovation, promote market entrance, and easing the barriers in using the Internet, local chapters and members and help doing localization of new applications.

  2. Comment by: Khaled Koubaa   
    April 13th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I think that during the next period the main issue that should be addressed is the cyber safety and the user centric Internet. Those are the main issues that will be more and more discussed at a global and local level and ISOC should prepare chapters to be able to play a role in this.

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