Australian Internet Governance Forum

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Wednesday, 12 September, 2012 - 02:08
Australian Internet Governance Forum

Plans for the inaugural Australian Internet Governance Forum (auIGF), jointly convened by the IIA are well underway.

On the agenda is the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) inquiry into potential reforms of National Security Legislation. This inquiry is underway with 177 submissions received to date and public hearings have commenced.

The IIA has provided a submission to the PJCIS and it is expected to be authorised for publication shortly.  Once authorised by the Committee we will make it available on the IIA website.

The auIGF to be held in Canberra 11 -12 October is a multi-stakeholder conference that will bring government, industry and community members together to discuss Internet-related policy issues, exchange ideas and best practices.

It is jointly convened by auDA, the Internet Industry Association, the Australian chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-AU), the Australian Communication Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and the Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC).  It also has industry support from partners including Google, Facebook, iiNET, AusRegistry and Maddocks.

“The collaborative nature, timing and agenda of this forum is strongly supported by the IIA”, said Peter Lee CEO of IIA. ”Given the significant focus on issues such as security, privacy and convergence in a digital world, it’s important to facilitate open discussion of those issues with all stakeholders.”   

In addition to security and privacy, the main themes of the auIGF include Internet accessibility and digital inclusion, openness and copyright, and the international Internet governance landscape.

The 2012 aulGF conference will be held at the Hotel Realm, Canberra.

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