The Future of the Internet: Hopes and Concerns

by Gyanvitaranam

  The G20 Declaration on the future of the Internet is a comprehensive and optimistic document. The Declaration, however, expresses concern over several adverse developments. The Declaration states that ‘the Internet should operate as a single, decentralized network of networks – with global reach and governed through the multistakeholder approach, whereby governments and relevant authorities partner with academics, civil society, the private sector, technical community and others.

  Digital technologies reliant on the Internet, will yield the greatest dividends when they operate as an The Future of the Internet: Hopes and Concerns open, free, global, interoperable, reliable, and secure systems. Digital technologies should be produced, used, and governed in ways that enable trustworthy, free, and fair commerce; avoid unfair discrimination between, and ensure effective choice for individual users; foster fair competition and encourage innovation;....

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