[ccwg-internet-governance] UN non-paper follow-up

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Wed Sep 9 16:48:52 UTC 2015

Hello all,

on today's call, the working group looked at the UN non-paper that Nigel
sent to the mailing list a few days ago and that's accessible from
today's call agenda on https://community.icann.org/x/VJpCAw

There were no immediate reactions to the non-paper as items that we
should point out. A consultation is open until only 14 September (yes,
that's very short) and ICANN Staff are now looking at the non-paper to
evaluate whether a response is necessary at this stage. If indeed, then
they will share this proposed response prior to sending it out, as they
have in the past.
Some on the call have seen the apparent lack of real content in this
non-paper as a step backwards. It was generally felt that the non-paper
was "astonishingly anodyne".

However, putting my participant hat on (and setting aside my Chair's
hat), I have asked our local community in the UK and a very sharp eye
has pointed out one concern.

36. We call for increased efforts to improve the extent of ICT data
collection and analysis, including quality of connectivity, such as
speed and consistency; disaggregation of data on ICT connectivity, use,
and creation.

This is drafted in an ambiguous way which could have darker overtones
re: ICT data collection. Surveillance anyone?

Kind regards,


On 07/09/2015 00:19, Nigel Hickson wrote:
> Good evening 
> More apologies; I attach the draft of the UN Non-Paper which was
> circulated on various lists earlier; it has not been posted to the
> WSIS site yet.   Responses to it have to be posted by 14th September. 
> Best
> Nigel  
> From: <ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org
> <mailto:ccwg-internet-governance-bounces at icann.org>> on behalf of
> Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson at icann.org <mailto:nigel.hickson at icann.org>>
> Date: Sunday 6 September 2015 23:58
> To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com <mailto:ocl at gih.com>>
> Cc: ccwg <ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org
> <mailto:ccwg-internet-governance at icann.org>>
> Subject: [ccwg-internet-governance] SUMMARY OF RESPONSES FOR THE UN
> Olivier cc as above 
> Good evening; with apologies for delay please see attached a Summary
> of the WSIS Responses.  
> Best
> Nigel 

Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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