Department of State Leads U.S. Delegation to World Telecommunication Development Conference. Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the 6th World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 30 – April 10. The WTDC is the International Telecommunication Union’s […]

U.S. Outlines Priorities for Broadband Development Conference The ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference launched March 30 in Dubai, with the U.S. outlining its priorities in a statement from U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy Daniel Sepulveda. Source: B&C

Mexico: America Movil challenges telecom ruling According to Reuters, Carlos Slim’s phone and Internet giant, America Movil, has challenged a ruling by Mexico’s new telecommunications regulator that says the company dominates its market.

UN officials applaud United States intent to transition oversight of key web domains United Nations officials have welcomed the recent announcement the United States plans to transition key oversight of domain names and other aspects of the Internet’s architecture to the global community, as a major step towards the multilateral Internet governance that the UN […]

UN Human Rights office concerned over Turkey’s Twitter ban The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed concern at Turkey’s recent decision to block access to the social media platform Twitter, noting that it is – along with any decision to curb freedom of expression online – in contradiction […]

UN telecom agency launches study to assess status of cybersecurity worldwide The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) launched today a unique initiative to measure the levels of cybersecurity in countries, underlining the agency’s commitment to building Internet safety capacity at the national level, particularly in developing countries. The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) will be spearheaded by […]

According to Reuters, Brazil’s lower chamber of Congress approved legislation aimed at guaranteeing equal access to the Internet and protecting the privacy of its users.   See Press Release    

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