The European Union’s voice in the debate of the global governance of the internet
Keywords:policy, governance, European Union, European Commission, internet, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS)
This paper examines the European Union’s policy regarding internet regulation. EU policy is examined regarding its role in the debate about internet governance at internal and global levels primarily. Based on the document currently accepted by European institutions, the paper first analyses the position of the European Union on key problems connected with the global debate on internet governance, such as the globalization of IANA and ICANN and increasing the role of other participants in the governance process. The paper attempts to reconstruct the current position of the European Union on internet governance and the vision and rules that the EU intends to promote on different platforms of the global discussion on the future of the internet.
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