The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy and Priorities in the New Administration

The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy and Priorities in the New Administration was the second webinar in a series focusing on global internet freedom.

The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy and Priorities in the New Administration

The Future of Internet Freedom: Policy and Priorities in the New Administration was the second webinar in a series focusing on global internet freedom. This session centered around the supply side, specifically the funding of internet freedom, the organizations tasked with advancing it, what should be prioritized, and how projects should be implemented. The panelists recognized censorship and blockage, propaganda, and surveillance as threats to internet freedom, as they control and limit the narrative the public is presented with.

Internet in the Time of Crisis

The Internet Society’s DC Chapter and the Internet Law and Policy Foundry hosted the first in a series of roundtables on this question, as well as possible policy actions and responses. This roundtable focused on issues around social media, health tech, digital surveillance and overall psychology and well-being on the Internet, and also served as an opportunity to discuss many of the topics that were covered at Internet Governance Forum USA 2020 in July.

ISOC-DC Brainstorming Breakfast

The Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society will be gathering for an informal breakfast meeting to discuss the Chapter's priorities and activities. Join us and share your ideas about where the Chapter should be focusing and how we can have the most...

IGF 2019 Debrief Roundtable

The IGF 2019 in Berlin hosted a wide range of multistakeholder discussions critical to the future of the Internet. The main themes included data governance, digital inclusion, and safety, security, stability and resilience. As is the case every year, the IGF 2019 had two many sessions for any one person to follow. This event provided a roundtable forum for the community in Washington, DC to discuss their takeaways with each other.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Digital Trade

Data has become the most traded good and/or service across borders. The American economy is increasingly reliant on digital trade. But the US does not yet participate in any explicit binding digital trade agreements. Meanwhile, many countries have adopted policies that inhibit digital trade, including requirements that data be stored locally or restricting services provided by foreign firms. Such policies not only affect U.S. Internet and technology firms, but the users and small businesses that rely on an open digital environment.

Encryption Briefing: Understanding Its Technical and Human Elements

Dangerous myths about encryption are being increasingly used to justify laws that erode the basic foundation of trust on the Internet. It’s time to get the facts straight and learn the truth about encryption and what’s needed to make sure policies protect citizens, democratic institutions, commerce and critical infrastructure online. The Internet Society, in partnership with the Center for Democracy & Technology, LGBT Tech, ISOC-DC and the Open Technology Institute at New America will host a public event to help you understand the day-to-day impact of encryption and how to make sure policies protect people, vulnerable communities, commerce and national security.

Data Privacy: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Prospects for Legislation in the U.S.

In 2019, the debate around data privacy has peaked with numerous events elevating the issue, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect, and passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. As pressure builds, calls for federal legislation on data privacy have emerged from all sides. With the issue driving forward rapidly, this event will convene key stakeholders discussing challenges and opportunities around data privacy, including the risks and harms associated with consumer data collection, the possibility of a data privacy framework in the US, and the intersection of data privacy and Internet governance.