Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ITU's Toure: WCIT Talks Are Not About Internet Governance

O'Toole, Thomas. "ITU's Toure: WCIT Talks Are Not About Internet Governance." Bloomberg, September 11, 2012.

From the article: "The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) “has nothing to do with [internet] Governance,” International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré told BNA Sept. 5 during email and telephone interviews.

Touré reiterated and expanded upon previously voiced criticisms of what he called “over-dramatic” characterizations of the WCIT-12 process as a push by some governments to wrest control over the internet and place it in the ITU.

Touré also took the opportunity to try to refocus the debate surrounding WCIT-12 onto what he argued were serious issues that require urgent attention by ITU member states--such as data security and exorbitant roaming charges." Read more