Technologies and services such as cloud computing, social media and mobile Internet have created a fresh new set of policy challenges that will only be effectively addressed if all relevant stakeholders work together on an equal footing.
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Nairobi Addressing over 100 ministers and delegates at the Kenyan-ITU Ministerial forum, ICC Secretary General Jean-Guy Carrier noted that innovations, investments and economic growth will only occur in partnerships where fair and open approaches to Internet governance are sought.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today released a Discussion Paper highlighting how a commercially-driven framework has allowed Internet Backbone Interconnection Agreements to fuel the massive growth of the Internet across the globe.
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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is responding to the new potentially paradigm-shifting change to the Internet domain system, announced this week, by organizing a seminar in Paris to help prepare business and legal professionals.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have launched the publication, Making intellectual property work for business today during the 7th World Chambers Congress in Mexico City.
When it comes to development of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs), business stands at the forefront – as a dynamic innovator, investor and user, Herbert Heitmann, Chair of the ICC Commission on E-Business IT and Telecoms (EBITT), and Executive Vice President, External Communications, Royal Dutch Shell, told the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) today in Geneva.
The ICC Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative has reaffirmed its support for the unique Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and urged that participation remains open to all and that discussions on Internet policy take development issues into consideration.
Following outcry in December 2010 at a decision to exclude all non-governmental stakeholders from its working group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) has confirmed the names of five business representatives who have been invited to serve as special guests in the CSTD Chair’s special working group on IGF improvements.
The International Chamber of Commerce participated today in a high-level conference in Brussels jointly organized by the Council of Europe and European Commission to mark the occasion of Data Protection Day 2011.