Last week, the French Senate unveiled a proposal which, if enacted, would bring sweeping changes to the Internet Governance landscape.
A Senate working group worked on the proposal for 6 months. Although it is not only focussed on IG, the report can be seen as a further indictment of ICANN, following French Secretary for the Digital Economy Axelle Lemaire’s claim that the organisation is no longer the right place to discuss IG.
Tasked with clarifying the role Europe should have in IG, the working group wants to see the IGF morphed into a “World Governance Council” which would have independent funding and be tasked with overseeing ICANN.
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