U.S. travel ban disrupts ICANN Meetings

ICANN’s meetings may be affected by the recent controversial U.S. travel ban ordered by President Donald Trump, multiple representatives of the organization have indicated that the U.S. travel ban will cause disruption to its upcoming schedule of meetings. Kaveh Ranjbar is one of ICANN’s board members, and on Monday he missed his flight to Los …

Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe declared Invalid by EU Court

Europe’s highest court on Tuesday struck down an international agreement that allowed companies to move digital information like people’s web search histories and social media updates between the European Union and the United States. The decision left the international operations of companies like Google and Facebook in a sort of legal limbo even as their …

Who is burying who in .Africa DCA Trust Vs ICANN IRP: 5 interesting take aways

The interesting and most awaited .Africa ruling has finally been made on 9th July 2015 by the 3 member Independent Review Panel that has been handling the case since DotConnectAfrica Trust filed its case in October 2013 following the ICANN Board’s recommendation that the .africa application should not proceed. The panel comprised of Mr. Babak …

Senators Hatch and Blunt call for more awareness on issues of Internet governance

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, and Sen. Roy Blunt, member of the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced a resolution Tuesday to increase awareness of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s announced intention to transition its stewardship role over the Internet’s domain name system to the global community. …

China Refutes Fresh US Accusations Of Hacking Into Private Companies

  China has branded as “unfounded” U.S. accusations that hackers backed by the country’s government are launching cyberattacks against American businesses. China and the U.S. have been waging a quiet cyberwar for years, vying for both commercial and military advantage.   A “flash” warning issued by the FBI on Wednesday had described tools and techniques …

Surveillance a major concern at conclusion of UN-backed Bali IGF forum

While reaffirming the need to strengthen the multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance, the United Nations-backed forum on the issue, known as the IGF, concluded today in Bali, Indonesia with an acknowledgement that surveillance is the major emerging issue of the year. Over four days, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), set up to support Secretary-General Ban …