Internet governance Archives

  • Web inventor: ‘Snooping’ authorities threaten Internet

    Interview | Digital 04-12-2009

    Governments and companies pushing for greater monitoring of Internet activity pose a major threat to freedom and democracy, according to Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

  • Web under threat from ‘snooping’ authorities

    News | Digital 04-12-2009

    Governments and companies pushing for greater monitoring of Internet activity pose a major threat to freedom and democracy, according to Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

  • EU hails US move to open up Internet governance

    News | Digital 02-10-2009

    The United States has announced it will give up its unilateral supervision powers over ICANN, the body responsible for managing Internet addresses worldwide. The move has been warmly welcomed by the EU and Web advocacy groups.

  • Reding attacks US rule over Internet governance

    News | Digital 06-05-2009

    EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding has proposed the establishment of a G12 to govern the Internet, to replace the current US-driven system. However, a global deal seems unlikely before October, when the current agreement expires.

  • How the Internet is Changing Government Agendas

    Opinion | Public Affairs 22-04-2009

    "The world is in a transition from an industrial and information economy into a conceptual economy" whose ultimate resource is talent, writes Žiga Turk, a University of Ljubljana professor, former Slovenian minister and current secretary-general of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe, on his blog.

  • Commission slammed over Internet medicines

    News | Health 18-02-2009

    The MEP responsible for steering the Counterfeit Medicines Directive through the European Parliament has lashed out at the EU executive for failing to include online sales in the scope of the proposal.

  • Interview: EU to govern Internet of the future

    News | Digital 09-10-2008

    The European Commission will roll out a range of initiatives in the coming months to promote the Internet of the Future, while remaining highly vigilant in protecting citizens and networks, Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Reding: EU to govern Internet of the future

    Interview | Digital 09-10-2008

    The European Commission is aiming to boost the transition to the Internet of the future while at the same time preserving individual rights, seeking a greater role for itself in the governance of the Web, Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • EU web security watchdog sets sights on ‘MySpace’

    News | Digital 01-11-2007

    The booming popularity of social networking sites raises several security issues that must be tackled with educational campaigns and updated legislation, recommends the EU agency for network and information security ENISA.

  • Commission battles to protect children online

    News | Digital 07-11-2006

    Report points to successes of “Safer Internet Action Plan” but concern levels still high.

  • US win battle for internet governance

    News | Digital 16-11-2005

    The US has reached a compromise with those countries - among them the EU - that wanted to limit US control of the servers at the heart of the internet. Until shortly before, any such agreement had been regarded as unlikely.

  • Reding takes on US over internet control

    News | Digital 12-10-2005

    Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding is on the offensive in the dispute with the US about governance of the internet, evoking the spectre of the internet falling apart.