Issues relating to the digital economy.

Post-Snowden ‘Balkanization’ of the Internet Should Worry CIOs

Wall Street Journal
The development of protectionist IT policies by multiple nations in the wake of PRISM could damage the digital economy.

Digital Dustups: Can Social Media Protest Force Corporate Change?

Internet protests are increasing because they tend to be effective against Web services and online networks allow people to mobilize quickly, says Daniel Castro.

ICANN Defends Internet Oversight Handoff

Any commitment made by ICANN is not binding unless there is some accountability mechanism in place to back up that promise, says Daniel Castro.

Should the Department of Commerce Relinquish Direct Oversight Over ICANN

April 10, 2014
| Testimony and Filings

In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Castro discussed the unique and valuable role that U.S. oversight has served in Internet governance, the risks inherent in a transition away from this model, and how to best mitigate those risks.

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Sparks Fly over US Plan to Shift Internet Role

Without US oversight, ICANN would not be accountable to anyone, says Daniel Castro.

Veteran Washington Trade Groups Seek New Blood in Silicon Valley

The Hill
As the economy becomes more tech centric trade associations have to enhance their technology expertise, says Robert Atkinson.

Bully or Bodyguard? Assessing the Proper Role of the United States in Internet Governance

April 3, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW

A variety of organizations, including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet Society (ISOC), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), have demanded that the United States step down from its historic role in provid

Bully or Bodyguard? Assessing the Proper Role of the United States in Internet Governance