Category Archives: Internet governance

Why are internet security standards badly deployed and what to do about it?

In 2019 under the aegis of the Internet Governance Forum a pilot project was conducted into the causes of and solutions for the, in general, slow deployment of internet security standards. Standards that on mass deployment make the internet and … Continue reading

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Internet consolidation at EuroDIG 2019: Questions in need of an answer

On behalf of SIDN I was the focal point and moderator of the workshop on internet consolidation at EuroDIG in The Hague, June 2019. The following is the official report of the workshop I wrote and published on the EuroDIG … Continue reading

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Options for the Digital Transition

Over the past years I’ve written repeatedly about the digital transition. In 2015 I organised and moderated a workshop on behalf of the Dutch national Internet Governance Forum, NLIGF, on this topic at the IGF in João Pessoa in Brazil. … Continue reading

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Interesting times call for leadership

This post I’ve been pondering on for a long time, but never found the right angle and perhaps I still haven’t. Basically I have these observations, thoughts, ideas and a truckload of questions. Where to start? With the future prospects … Continue reading

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A brave new world or do we need to discuss IT and ethics?

Every day comes with another digital security breach, surveillance disclosure and what not. The world seems have grown used to it and continues its business as usual. It doesn’t seem to be bad enough to really act. Every day comes … Continue reading

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Internetstandaarden en implementatie

Op het ecp jaarcongres van 2014 werd een sessie geweid aan Internetstandaarden onder leiding van Gerben Klein Baltink, de kwartiermaker namens de Nederlandse overheid van het Platform Internetstandaarden. De drie panelleden spraken over (succesvolle) implementatie van standaarden, bijvoorbeeld om het … Continue reading

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I’ve seen the future and I like/hate it

In the past few weeks doom and gloom stories about the future were printed, discussed and opined in the press. The down and out of the message of futurists is that the middle class is going to be swept away … Continue reading

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