[governance] Is This An Issue for Internet Governance/Internet Human Rights?

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Fri Jul 22 04:58:21 EDT 2011

In message <20110722074931.D82D615C19A at quill.bollow.ch>, at 09:49:31 on 
Fri, 22 Jul 2011, Norbert Bollow <nb at bollow.ch> writes
>In my view, it's clearly a governance issue to either decide that no
>action should be taken to protect people from this kind of risks, or
>to decide and implement measures to protect users of services like
>Google's from this kind of loss of their valuable personal data and
>online identity.
>If you don't classify this as "an internet governance issue", what
>kind of governance issue is it then?

If we aren't careful, then everything we do becomes an Internet 
Governance issue (if some aspect of the activity takes place on the 

Protecting "online identity" would be the place to start, and for DNS 
there's already some ICANN rules for registries and registrars that seek 
to protect the interests of end users.

In the world of telephony, there are rules (in some jurisdictions) about 
the portability of numbers from one telco to another, but they don't go 
as far as requiring the 'old' telco to port the user's saved/unread 
voicemails to the 'new' telco.
Roland Perry
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