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European launch event of 'Our Internet' - the final report of the Global Commission on Internet Governance

The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) was launched in January 2014 by Chatham House and the Centre for International Governance Innovations in response to a number of negative trends that threaten the open internet. After two years of work, the Commission’s final report provides a series of recommendations that touch on the rights and responsibilities of all actors who have a role to play in shaping the future of the Internet. Today’s answers to some of the most pressing public policy questions on the governance of the internet will determine the future of the internet of tomorrow. Should tech-companies be forced to create backdoors in their products to allow police and intelligence services access to digital communications? Should internet access to the four billion people who are still offline be enabled by creating a two-tier internet, where the haves get access to the full internet and the have-nots get access to a small portion of the internet? Should we adopt data localisation laws to implement national policy goals if these laws threaten to modify the internet’s core infrastructure? Please join us for a presentation of the final report with Commissioners Carl Bildt and Marietje Schaake in room A5G1 in the Europan Parliament between 14.30-16.00 on the 29th of June. Please register here. European Launch poster -logo