CCIA Statement On ITU Electing Longtime Veteran To Lead UN Agency

Washington – The International Telecommunications Union, an agency of the United Nations that facilitates standards for international communications and spectrum coordination, has elected its new Secretary General at a meeting in Bucharest. American Doreen Bogdan-Martin, who brings three decades of telecommunications experience to the ITU, will be the first female leader of the ITU. The…

Regulators Should Allow Interaction Applications to Continue to Evolve CCIA Says in ITU Filing

Brussels, BELGIUM — As a UN intergovernmental body considers internet-enabled applications, the Computer & Communications Industry Association expressed concern about it expanding its mandate. CCIA has submitted comments to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Open Consultation on the “Public Policy considerations for OTTs”. The ITU has for decades sought to ensure access to information and…

UN Resolution on surveillance a good start, but 5-eyes countries prevent it from being great

The world’s highest and most diverse political body has finally reacted to this summer’s revelations of mass Government surveillance programs. Last week, a subcommittee of the UN General Assembly (GA) adopted a resolution on “The right to privacy in the digital age”, which contains a strongly worded condemnation of online surveillance. The resolution, which can…