Google’s Vinton Cerf Disapproves Complete Government Control of the Internet

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Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton Cerf strongly disapproves United Nation’s decision to create a Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG), which only consists of government officials from member countries, enforcing its efforts in improving the powerful Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Vinton Cerf, who is widely recognized as “Father of the Internet” with Robert Kahn, had a central part in the creation and design of TCP/IP that eventually led to the Internet we currently use and know of.

With that significant role in Internet’s history, Cerf voiced out his concern over the decision of UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) to create a working group that strictly has government officials as its members, shutting out other organizations from having a part in IGF, a highly influential Internet management forum.

The motion also received solid disapproval from reputable organizations, including the International Chamber of Commerce, Internet Governance Caucus, the Internet Society (ISOC) and others that made a joint letter as protest.

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Author: Francis Rey

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