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LINX Presents - Emily Taylor
New IP, China's project to make new Internet standards: you must ask the right question.

When news broke that China was seeking to standardize a replacement for TCP/IP through the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the response from the engineering community in the West was derisive. But are we asking the right questions? History shows that in standards wars, the best technology does not always win. To understand China's strategy, we need to ask different questions, like how would these proposals assist national strategies in China? Why is the choice of venue, ITU, significant for internet governance and trade reasons? Might we end up with a splinternet, even if we don't need one?

Read Emily's latest article on the topic here; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23738871.2020.1805482

Nov 19, 2020 10:00 AM in London

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Emily Taylor
CEO @Oxford Information Labs
Emily Taylor is CEO of Oxford Information Labs. She is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and is Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy. She is a founder of ICANN accredited registrar, Oxford Information Labs Limited. A lawyer by training, Emily has worked in the Internet sector for nearly 20 years. Emily is lead author of the annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names. Other research interests include ICANN and internet governance, privacy and social media disinformation, emerging technical standards such as 5G, digital divide issues including gender and language. Emily teaches courses on cybersecurity and internet law and governance at several universities across Europe and provides training on cybersecurity for officials at the Cabinet Office and Foreign Office with Chatham House. Emily is a sought-after public speaker and moderator internationally and a regular commentator on technology issues in news and broadcast media including the BBC and Sky News.