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  • Organisation
    DINL, Digital Infrastructure Association
  • Open Forum Title
    The Public Core of the Internet - Towards a framework for sustainable interaction between governments and the Internet ecosystem
  • Description
    In this open forum we wish to discuss the increase in government engagement with “the internet” to protect their citizens against crime and abuse and to protect economic interests and critical infrastructures. There is a growing need to separate out the legitimate interests of states from political overreach into the technical and logical core of the internet.
    A cooperative or constructive approach towards interaction, founded in firm principles, may strengthen the balance and lead to a sustainable protection of Internet values. In this open forum we will present ideas about an agenda for the international protection of ‘the public core of the internet’ and seek to collect and discuss ideas for the formulation of norms and principles and for the identification of practical steps towards that goal. More specifically we aim to discuss:
    A definition of a public core of the internet.
    Definitions of proper interfaces.
  • Speakers
    In this IGF open forum DINL wants to explore these ideas and discuss them with thought leaders from other countries.
    Speakers include:
    Bastiaan Goslings (AMS-IX, NL)
    Jyoti Panday (CIS, India)
    Marilia Maciel (FGV, Brasil)
    Dennis Broeders (NL Scientific Council for Government Policy)
    and will be chaired by Michiel Steltman (DINL), but aims to broaden the debate
    on this issue with those present.
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  • Background paper
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    Filename: Vision_on_Internet_and_Government.doc