BIRTHDAY INTERNET SOCIETY !
V "BRIEF HISTORY OF ISOC ITALIA"
- The IETF
day 2001, to promote Italian participation in the organisms for Internet
standards, was the first of a series of events organized by the Italian
- The round
tables held in 2002 at the CNR in Rome discussed the technological evolution
of the net and worldwide management of the net, introducing the topics
of Governance Internet.
- The round
table in 2003, again at CNR in Rome, returned to Internet Governance but
this time in relation to national problems and the relationship between
regulatory structures and the Internet community.
- In 2004
an important event was held at the offices of the Italian Data Protection
Authority, dealing in particular with the topics of spam and privacy.
- In 2005
ISOC Italia participated at the annual GARR convention at CNR in Pisa.
That year ISOC Italia was also invited to participate at the "Consultation
Meetings with Civil Society on the topic of the Information Society",
hosted by the Minister for innovation and Public Administration Lucio Stanca.
- This gives
some idea of the standing the association had already earned.
- In 2006
ISOC Italia celebrated an 'insiders' meeting with the "fathers"
of the Internet, Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn, on the occasion of the ceremony
conferring degrees honoris causa by the Faculty of Engineering at the University
of Pisa, an event which ISOC Italia collaborated in organizing.
- In 2007
an event entitled "The Internet society: vices and virtues" was
organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan, with the clear
intention of differentiating between the two.
- In September
ISOC Italia made an important contribution at the international Dialog
Forum on Internet Rights, held at Campidoglio, Rome, in collaboration with
the Innovation Department of Minister Luigi Nicolais.
- The topics
discussed were Internet rights and on the same subject I remember that
at the first meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens 2006,
the Dynamic Coalition "Internet Bill of Rights" was founded with
participation by 7 entities, including the Italian and Brazilian governments
and ISOC Italia.
- In 2008
ISOC Italia promoted the constitution of IGF Italia, first organizing with
the CNR an awareness-raising meeting of the main players in the national
Internet community, including participation by the Minister Renato Brunetta.
- ISOC Italia
later contributed to organizing IGF Italia 2008, in close collaboration
with the Sardinian Regional Authority.
- ISOC Italia
was the first chapter of ISOC to initiate a national IGF, as recommended
by the European Parliament in January of that year. The participation in
organization of an IGF in Italy was repeated in 2009 (Pisa), 2010 (Rome)
and 2011 (Trento).
- The brief
description given demonstrates the importance of the events that introduced
our association and organizations to key players in the national culture.