Migration and Home Affairs

Internet and public safety

Friday, 22 January, 2016

During the Internet Governance week at the end of January 2016, key stakeholders from all over Europe and beyond will gather in Brussels for an intense round of events, meetings and debates.

On Thursday 28 January, the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs will host a meeting of the recently created Public Safety Working Group of the Governmental Advisory Committee of ICANN. This whole-day meeting will bring together law enforcement and public safety organisations as well as private sector representatives to advance cooperation on the ICANN's policies that have an impact on public safety.

Topics include the security of the Domain Name System, accuracy and privacy rules for the WHOIS registry and consumers' safeguards for new Top Level Domain Names in regulated sectors (like .doctor or .bank). Representatives of Europol, the UK National Crime Agency and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation will be among the panellists. Among other things, the meeting will be used to present law enforcement best-practices in relation to internet governance, and, where possible, to define a European perspective on relevant issues. This is an excellent opportunity for law enforcement and public safety organisations from the EU Member States to get involved in relevant current issues on the internet governance agenda.

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