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Internet Society Hosts Roundtables: What Could the Introduction of Social Media Rules Mean for the Internet in Canada?

February 22, 2019

OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 22, 2019--Tuesday’s call by Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould for the Canadian Government to consider new rules on social media platforms in the lead up to the next election could lead to serious consequences.

As Canada gears up for what will likely be a heated election, there is no question there are pressing security concerns. And, while governments have a duty to protect their citizens, some decisions --such as regulation that is disproportionate-- may harm the Internet.

The Internet Society will host round-table discussions with Ottawa policymakers and business leaders on the unintended consequences of regulation, Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis, Senior Director of Policy Development and Strategy will explore the dangers of how unilateral lawmaking could impact the infrastructure of the Internet and how taking a collaborative approach to regulation can mitigate risks.

Media are welcome to attend the event.

About the Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

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Natalie Campbell

Internet Society




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