We are very excited to have Niels ten Oever visiting New Zealand next week. Niels is an international expert in human rights in a digital world, and is the Head of Digital at Article 19, an international organisation dedicated to defending freedom of expression and information.
Right now, the Government is part-way through a review of the Telecommunications Act. This will set rules for how broadband services operate in New Zealand, ultimately determining the quality of services we all get and the prices we pay for them. It’s a complicated process and as a nation we need to take the time now to get it right.
Phew, now that we're done giving up our weekly blog spot to guests to talk about ISP Spotlight we're back into our weekly round-ups of Internet access, use and security stories that have caught our eyes recently.
This guest blog by Trade Me's Jon Duffy talks about why NZ organisations are not doing transparency reports - and why it's so important that we turn this around.
Transparency is good. We know because Trade Me just released its fourth transparency report. Four years on, it is surprising that apparently we're the only company in New Zealand regularly doing this, especially in the current privacy environment.
In this guest blog, looking at the issues behind the ISP Spotlight, web accessibility expert Kevin Prince talks about why it is important that ISPs make online billing accessible to all customers.
So I’ve been asked to make the case for online billing by ISPs, isn’t it a no-brainer? Fortunately all our surveyed ISPs agreed and offer online billing. To me it’s about choice and convenience - I can:
A blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ 1 August 2016
InternetNZ is governed by a Council elected by members of the organisation, with four spots coming up each year. Last Friday saw a competitive race with eleven nominees for the four available spots. The votes were tallied and interim results announced Friday evening, and scrutinised results on Saturday.