Working Groups

Working Groups

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Chapter Working Groups (WGs) comprise subject-matter experts and other interested parties working together to achieve specified goals. Their mission is to facilitate information dissemination to the Board, Chapter and general public as well as to promote the Chapter and ISOC mission and goals. Topics for the WGs were finalized based on survey results received from Chapter members.

Our Working Groups

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Internet Governance

Fostering open dialogue between all stakeholders is vital to ensuring the continued stability and global availability of the Internet. This WG seeks to make recommendations, disseminate information and reinforce understanding of policy, governance and regulation while including all stakeholders, especially those who are not traditionally involved in Internet Governance | more.

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Data Protection, Privacy and Security

 Government surveillance, corporate and government data breaches, practices that erode privacy, mass hacking incidents, and systemic gaps in security practices have led to disillusionment among Internet users about their ability to control their online destiny. This WG seeks to make recommendations, disseminate information and reinforce understanding on data protection, privacy issues, security best practices and digital rights | more.

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IoT, Internet Technologies and Access

Today billions of devices are connected to the Internet through the Internet of Things (IoT). These devices are already transforming our lives through innovation, but as they do, there are also serious challenges that must be addressed to maximize the benefits. This WG seeks to make recommendations, disseminate information and reinforce understanding on the IoT, issues around access, critical Internet infrastructure, innovation and open standards | more.

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Composition

Each Chapter Working Group consists of:

  • Working Group Chair
  • Working Group Co-Chair (optional)
  • Board Liaison
  • Members

Charter

Each WG has their own charter as defined by the individual group. The charter shall be reviewed each year and shall consist of the following sections:

  1. Purpose
  2. Members
  3. Composition
  4. Scope

Convening and Reporting

  • The WGs will convene (virtually or face-to-face) regularly at defined intervals.
  • The WGs will report to the Board representative on a regular basis.
  • The Board representative will in turn report to the Board during the monthly board meetings.

Activities

  • Community projects.
  • Meet ups, workshops, talks, masterclasses and information sessions.
  • Increasing the flow of information to Board, Chapter and public about specific topics.
  • Liaison with the Chapter WGs, other chapters and industry organizations.
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