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International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

by Jack Goldsmith and a Berkman Center Cybersecurity Team Show/Hide
An agency of the United Nations focused on telecommunication networks and radio frequency allocations. In recent years, a number of UN members have sought to provide the ITU more regulatory power of the Internet, an ongoing, and contentious debate. EDIT PLAYLIST INFORMATION DELETE PLAYLIST

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  1. 1 Show/Hide More Jeremy Ferwerda, Nazli Choucri, and Stuart Madnick, Institutional Foundations for Cyber Security: Current Responses and New Challenges, Working Paper CISL# 2011-05, May 2011
    This article examines the institutions responsible for addressing the security of cyberspace and international relations in the cyber-domain. It highlights emerging challenges while evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the current institutional framework.
  2. 2 Show/Hide More International Telecommunication Union, ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda
    This site provides ITU’s framework for international cooperation aimed to enhance confidence and security in the cyber domain.
  3. 3 Show/Hide More Mcdowell, Robert M., The U.N. Threat to Internet Freedom, The Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2012
    This article provides a critical reaction to the treaty talks focused on potentially giving the United Nations unprecedented powers over the Internet through the International Telecommunication Union.
  4. 4 Show/Hide More Maclean, Don. “Sovereign Right and Dynamics of Power in the ITU: Lessons in the Quest for Inclusive Global Governance” in Drake, William J and Ernest J. Wilson III, eds. Governing Global Electronic Networks. Cambridge: The MIT Press. pp. 84-126, 2008
    This book offers the reader perspectives on the governance of global information and communication networks and uncovers the politics that lie beneath global rules and regulations that may seem at first glance to be mainly technical. It shows how the ITU is beset by new challenges from changing technologies and business models, as well as suggesting reforms.

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May 21, 2013

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