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2019 — a big year comes to a close

2019 has been a big year for New Zealand, for the Internet, and for InternetNZ. I wanted to share a few thoughts as the holiday season arrives, and to wish you well for the break.

ISOC’s sale of .org

Since the news broke about the Internet Society’s decision to sell Public Interest Registry (PIR), the operator of the .org top level domain, I’ve been asked about InternetNZ’s take on the issue a number of times.

Cyber Smart Week - doing your bit

We’ve signed up as an official Cyber Smart Week partner again this year because the event is important

The ACCC Report - lessons for Aotearoa?

At the end of July, the Australian competition regulator published the final report of its inquiry into Digital Platforms. The Australian Government is seeking input on the recommendations it contains.

New experts join our team - Policy and Security

Back in April, I wrote about a couple of new roles we were creating to help with our vision of an Internet that is open, secure and for all New Zealanders.

Council elections 2019

InternetNZ held its Annual General Meeting last night, and our members elected two Councillors for a three-year term.

.nz Policy Panel announcement

Over the next year, we’re undertaking an important review of the policies related to the .nz domain name space. How .nz works affects almost all Kiwis in one way or another.

Reporting back: InternetNZ @ the Christchurch Call in Paris

An update on InternetNZ’s work on the Christchurch Call, and what happens next.

How to stop the ‘Christchurch Call’ on social media and terrorism falling flat

Jacinda Ardern this morning announced that New Zealand and France are working together to bring tech companies and nation states together in Paris in mid-May to agree to a “Christchurch Call”. In the PM’s words, this will be a pledge “to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online”.

New plan, renewed focus, new roles

Our approach to this is to start by appointing our first ever Chief Security Officer.