Alissa Cooper speaks on panel, “Internet Governance for Techies” for Tech@State



A diverse set of activities and institutions are responsible for the Internet that we enjoy today. Their responsibilities range from creating technical standards for interoperability and other capabilities, to developing norms and regulations at the international level. Decisions made at every level can impact Internet freedom. This panel will explore various governance structures and activities from the point of view of the technologist. For example, how are technical decisions made in these bodies affecting users’ privacy and ability to access the global Internet? And, how can technologists, and non-technologists alike, participate in these governance bodies?