New Internet Governance Proposal Would Trim US Role, Boost Private Sector

New Internet Governance Proposal Would Trim US Role, Boost Private Sector
Becky Burr and Marilyn Cade have issued an updated proposal aimed at defusing the biggest policy tensions by moving governance to the private sector and increasing international involvement. The proposal calls on the US government to initiate several steps to respond to international concern about its unique authority over the authoritative root. The steps include clarifying that the appropriate role of government is limited to serving as the “backstop” for threats to the stability and security of the Internet, identification of changes to the underlying Internet structure that do not threaten the Internet’s security or stability, development of a new intergovernmental working group with regional representation to review changes to the Internet structure that create serious stability concerns, and calling upon ICANN to become more transparent and accountable.
http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=439&res=1152_ff&print=0

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