[IRP] New paper on ITU/WCIT cybersecurity proposals, PLUS civil society letter

Kevin Bankston kbankston
Sat Sep 8 03:28:19 EEST 2012

Hello all,

For those of you following ITU/WCIT issues, I just wanted to let the list know that CDT posted two new items on our website today--a paper on cybersecurity proposals at the ITU, and the open letter to ITU member states. 

Our cybersecurity team has written a short paper on some of the more troubling cybsecurity proposals that ITU member states have made in preparation for the WCIT: https://www.cdt.org/files/pdfs/Cybersecurity_ITU_WCIT_Proposals.pdf.  The paper is also attached. A short blog post on the subject can be found here: https://www.cdt.org/blogs/emma-llanso/0609itu-ill-suited-regulate-cybersecurity. This should be a very useful tool for folks who are attending regional pre-WCIT meetings over the next few weeks, and for anyone advocating on the issue. We'd be grateful if you'd circulate the links and the PDF to your networks - this is especially aimed at NGOs worldwide, but may have other audiences.

We also have posted the open letter to ITU member states and government delegations that will attend the WCIT. Here's the link: https://www.cdt.org/letter/sign-letter-opposing-itu-authority-over-internet. The letter remains open for sign-on---send an email to signon at cdt.org with your/your organization's name as you'd like it to appear on the letter. We are updating the list of sign-ons periodically, but not constantly, so if you don't appear right away, do not panic ;) 

Thanks, and I hope you enjoy your weekend.


PS: Apologies for any duplication of emails, for those who are on multiple lists.

Kevin S. Bankston
Senior Counsel and Free Expression Director
Center for Democracy & Technology
1634 I St NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
202.407.8834 direct
202.637.0968 fax
kbankston at cdt.org

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