Chapter Update: October 2016

Chapter Update: October 2016


1. Chapter Event at EFF: Shadow Regulation

The end of the year Chapter Event is here! The event is free but space is limited so register today:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30pm at Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) HQ in San Francisco, CA. Register here.

2. Get Involved

  • Coming soon: We’re launching the Chapter Working Groups soon and will be looking for Working Group Chairs to lead the following groups:
    • Internet Governance
    • Data Protection, Privacy and Security
    • IoT, Internet Technologies and Access
  • Vacancy on the Board: Board Secretary.
    • Find out more about this role on the Chapter website and email [email protected] if you are interested in this board member position!

3. Stay Informed: IANA Transition news

  • One of the biggest events in the evolution of the Internet occurred this month: the US Government’s contract with ICANN to perform the IANA functions expired  on 1 October. Oversight of these key Internet functions was handed over to the global multistakeholder community:
    • Read ISOC’s Statement here.
    • Find out more about the IANA Oversight Transition’s history and background and what it means for Internet users.
    • Read the US Government’s National Telecommunications and & Information Administration’s (NTIA) updates, statement and press releases here.

4. Upcoming Industry Events:

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