In October, we pre-launched the SF-Bay Area Chapter Working Groups. 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, engage Chapter members and general public as well as to promote the Chapter and ISOC mission and goals.
Three Focus Areas
There are three active WGs dedicated to achieving critical goals our members focused on in the 2016 Membership Survey. The first, on Internet Governance, seeks to foster open dialogue between all stakeholders to ensure the continued stability and global availability of the Internet. The second, on Data Protection, Privacy, and Security, seeks to make recommendations, disseminate information and reinforce understanding to safeguard these digital rights. The third, on IOT, Internet Technologies and Access, seeks to enhance understanding of IoT, issues around access, critical Internet infrastructure, innovation and open standards.
We are honored to welcome Ms. Brandie Nonnecke, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley, as the WG Chair for the SF-Bay Area Working Group on Internet Governance. She brings her expertise on information and communications technology for development, law, policy, and emerging technologies to the group.
We are equally honored to welcome Ms, Jackie Kerr, Research Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University and Post Doctorial Research Fellow, Center for Global Security Research (CGSR), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as the WG Chair for Working Group on Data Protection, Privacy and Security. Jackie brings a wealth of experience in cybersecurity and information security strategy, Internet governance, and the Internet policies of non-democratic regimes.
We still have an opening for the chair position for the working groups on IoT, Internet Technologies and Access and welcome applications from Chapter members located in the Bay Area. We also encourage all Chapter member to get involved in the working groups. Please get in touch with us to express your interest.