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International: EU Privacy Hawks Target Safe Harbor, Antigua Moving Closer to Piracy

ITU Battle, NSA Debacle Spur Review of Internet Governance The bruising 2012 ITU battle in which Russia and other authoritarian states sought to use the ITU to exert more control over the internet and continued fallout from the NSA disclosures have led to the creation of a commission to consider internet governance. The Global Commission…

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CLBR #112: ICANN at 15 and Cal’s Political Blogger Rules (with audio)

ICANN at 15 and California’s New Political Blogger Rules Podcast: Play in new window | Download (53.0MB) [Don’t forget to download the WebmasterRadio Mobile App so you can listen wherever you go]. ICANN at 15 with John Jeffrey CLBR preview blog post It was a special treat to go inside ICANN and meet with John Jeffrey, ICANN’s longtime General…

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CLBR Today – Robert Ellis Smith Addresses Mobile App Privacy

ROBERT ELLIS SMITH RETURNS TO CLBR TO DISCUSS PRIVACY AND MOBILE APPS With California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ enforcement action filed against Delta for its lack of privacy policy for its mobile app and the FTC indicating that it is investigating mobile compliance with children’s privacy protections, mobile privacy has become the hot domestic internet…

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Western Nations Refuse to Accept ITU Net Proposal: Has Cyber Cold War Begun?

Western Nations Refuse to Accept Divided ITU Proposal Has Cyber Cold War Begun? Ignoring repeated objections from the United States, Canada and EU nations, the International Telecommunications Union continued to press forward at the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12) with a proposal that would open the door to UN regulation of the internet. Despite “resolute” opposition,…

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Dubai Donneybrook: Background Materials on the WCIT12-Dubai Conference

Nov 16 ITU: WCIT-12 Can’t Empower Governments to Exercise More Regulation of Internet, Broadcast and Cable “There have not been any proposals calling for a change from the bottom-up multistakeholder model of Internet governance to an ITU-controlled model,” Paul Conneally, head of communications and partnership promotion for ITU, wrote on the organization’s website Friday, with…

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Danger in Dubai – Will the UN Takeover the Internet with Phil Corwin

Phil  Corwin, Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association, returns to CLBR to discuss the controversy over the upcoming 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications organized by the International Telecommunications Union.  WHAT:  International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-2012) WHEN: December 3 – 14, 2012 WHERE:  Dubai, UAE WHAT’S AT ISSUE:From the New…