The Selected Curation of Articles on Net-governance (the SCAN) is a weekly digest on internet governance news, reports, and events produced by the Governance Lab @NYU (the GovLab) as part of the GovLab’s Living Labs on Smarter Governance project. The SCAN is cross-posted weekly from the GovLab on the Internet Policy Observatory. The original posting of the GovLab SCAN- Issue 41, September 5, 2014 can be found here.
This week’s highlights:
- The 9th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Istanbul, Turkey this week. Topics of significance this year included the transition of the stewardship of the IANA functions, ICANN’s “accountability update”, net neutrality, safeguarding the multistakeholder model, the Internet and human rights, and Internet access. The full schedule can be found here.
- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is focusing on reducing anti-competition policies this week in what is viewed as a significant position statement with regards to net neutrality debates.
- The U.S. Congress will deliberate on two privacy bills when Congress resumes on September 8: The USA FREEDOM Act –currently holding widespread support- and CISA (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) –a bill that is currently…
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