EU challenges US hegemony in global internet governance
Posted in: Governance at 07/12/2013 19:27
French lawmakers, supported by the EU's Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes, are pressing the European Union to stand up more firmly against American domination in cyberspace.
33 French MPs launched an information mission on 3 December to explore the EU's role on the global governance of the Internet.
"The European Union is not present enough in the different international fora on Internet governance although the future of the Internet is a significant challenge," said Catherine Morin-Desailly, vice-president of the EU Affairs Committee in the French Senate.
India for UN body to resolve internet governance issues
Multi-stakeholder or multi-lateral - two words encapsulating diametrically opposite views on internet governance stands at the heart of a raging debate across the globe. At the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) meeting in Geneva last month, India suggested forming a multi-lateral UN body to co-ordinate on internet governance issues. And several activists feel that is not the right way forward.