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Cybersecurity & Standards

ITU Move to Expand Powers Threatens the Internet

This year, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is  considering whether to expand its regulatory authority to the Internet.  Such a move would have profound implications for the future of the Internet and could threaten the medium’s success as a platform for innovation, economic growth, human development, and democratic participation.  Civil society must have a voice in this important  debate.  CDT has released a report that provides an overview of the  ITU treaty renegotiation process and the challenges and opportunities it presents.