Home / News

ISOC Issues Statement in Response to Increasing Internet Access Restrictions by Governments

The Internet Society (ISOC) has addressed human rights issues related to Internet access stating "[t]he increasing pressure to limit access to the Internet has escalated the sense of urgency in addressing this situation." ISOC, in the announcement, reaffirmed its policy area and its work to bring attention to the impact of Internet freedom on other aspects of human rights. From the announcement:

"… it was observed that certain governments control their citizen's access and use of the global network in order to meet economic, security, or political objectives in an evolving policy landscape. For example, DNS blocking and filtering are among the measures used by some to block access to websites. Other measures used include surveillance technology or suspension of Internet access."

"The Internet Society Board cautioned against resorting to technological shortcuts to achieve public policy objectives, as such actions can threaten the good functioning of the global Internet as a single, unified, and global communications network."

Related topics: Access Providers, Censorship, DNS, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Comments

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host About DDoS

Introducing Our Special Edition Managed DNS Service for Top-Level Domain Operators

Afilias Director Wins ICANN's 2014 Leadership Award

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

The Latest Internet Plague: Random Subdomain Attacks

Digging Deep Into DNS Data Discloses Damaging Domains

DotConnectAfrica Contributes at the 9th IGF in Istanbul, Turkey

Nominum Announces Future Ready DNS

ICANN London Recap Webinar

DotConnectAfrica Delegates Attend the Kenya Internet Governance Forum

Neustar to Launch usTLD Stakeholder Council

Sophia Bekele Weighs in on Obama's August US-Africa Leader Summit at the NYF Africa

Dyn Acquires Internet Intelligence Company, Renesys

DotConnectAfrica's Expert Selected to Attend the Hague Institute of Global Justice

DotConnectAfrica Delegates Attend the KHRC Internet & Human Rights Breakfast Roundtable in Nairobi

Introducing getdns: a Modern, Extensible, Open Source API for the DNS

Why We Decided to Stop Offering Free Accounts

Internet Business Council for Africa Participates at the EU-Africa 2014 Business Forum, Brussels

Tony Kirsch Announced As Head of Global Consulting of ARI Registry Services

24 Million Home Routers Expose ISPs to Massive DNS-Based DDoS Attacks

Sponsored Topics