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  • Automating Bias: How Computers Are Making Decisions About Your Life

    This is a community-led event to learn how widely-used technology harms New York communities, and how residents can demand change. To attend this event, you should RSVP via eventbrite < https://www.eventbrite.com/e/automating-bias-how-computers-are-making-decisions-about-your-life-tickets-80572182567 > **About this Event** New York City agencies are relying on algorithms or Automated Decision Systems (ADSs) to make decisions about every major area of New Yorkers’ lives, including Public Housing, Education, Employment, Child Welfare, and Policing. While ADSs are pitched as being “objective,” these technologies frequently target and harm communities of color, low-income residents, youths, immigrants and religious communities, communities with disabilities, and more. Worse, New York City is rapidly implementing these ADSs without the public's knowledge or input. New York City residents cannot be subjected to this type of experimental testing of new technologies without effective accountability and transparency mechanisms. Come out to learn about ADSs and the ways in which you can demand New York City's leadership stop allowing technology to make decisions for your life! Childcare will be provided on site. Doors open and food will be available at 11AM. Join us after the event from 3-4PM for an optional Action Hour to see how to put your demands into action! Presented by The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and co-partners: -American Civil Liberties Union -AI Now Institute -BetaNYC -Brennan Center for Justice -Communities United for Police Reform -Data & Society Research Institute -Data 4 Black Lives -Digital Equity Lab -IEEE-USA AI Policy Committee -Immigrant Defense Project -IntegrateNYC -Internet Society New York Chapter -Jews for Racial & Economic Justice -Legal Aid Society -National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -New York Civil Liberties Union -Surveillance Technology Oversight Project LIVESTREAM Can't make it? Watch the livestream at https://livestream.com/internetsociety/ADSCommunityForum

  • ISOC-NY Welcomes Back Andrew Sullivan, Internet Society President!

    Andrew Sullivan, President of the Internet Society, comes back to the New York Chapter for an evening of discussion (and drinks) One year ago, the new President of the Internet Society, Andrew Sullivan, was welcomed by the new President of ISOC-NY, Greg Shatan, at Rye House in Manhattan. Now, he's back! Come back to Rye House, speak with Andrew and discuss the big issues of the day. Have a drink and a bite to eat, too.... Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isoc-ny-welcomes-back-andrew-sullivan-internet-society-president-tickets-73475281545?aff=Meetup

  • ICANN 65: WHAT HAPPENED IN MARRAKECH?

    Civic Hall

    The Internet Society - New York Chapter (ISOC-NY), in association with ICANN and Civic Hall, presents "ICANN65: What happened in Marrakech?" at Civic Hall. Speakers will include Joe Catapano (Director of Stakeholder Engagement North America, ICANN), Chris Mondini (Vice President, Global Business Engagement, ICANN) and Greg Shatan (President, ISOC-NY and Partner, Moses & Singer LLP). The program will discuss the issues and outcomes of the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) 65 public meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, June 24-27, 2019, including: -- The impact of GDPR on the WHOIS system -- Progress toward another round of new gTLDs -- Treatment of Geographic Names as gTLDs -- The review of Rights Protection Mechanisms and much more! Experts & novices welcome. Refreshments supplied. Free to attend. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icann-65-what-happened-in-marrakech-tickets-65136026609

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  • NYC Digital Divide Streaming Webinar

    Needs a location

    The New York City Digital Divide Streaming Webinar brings together educational, community and residential housing leaders active in providing broadband technology services and applications in their communities. The live streaming webinar explores actual community-led technology initiatives and solutions that are currently providing free services, as well as the potential for expanding community collaborations and partnerships to further address community needs. Live stream at: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/nycdd

  • ICANN63 NYC READOUT

    Moses & SInger LLP

    On Monday November[masked] at 5:30pm, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will host the ICANN 63NYC Readout Outreach Event at the offices of Moses & Singer LLP in NYC. Speakers, including Joe Catapano (Director of Stakeholder Engagement North America, ICANN), Chris Mondini (Vice President, Global Business Engagement, ICANN), Greg Shatan (Partner, Moses & Singer and President, ISOC-NY) and Diane Plaut (EPDP Participan and GC/Chief Privacy Counsel, Corsearch) will review the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) 63rd public meeting – the Annual General Meeting – which tok place in Barcelona from 20-25 October 2018. Join us for an overview of the latest developments in the management of the Internet’s names and numbering processes, include the Expedited PDP (EPDP) Working Group dealing with theimpact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the Whois system. The session will also be webcast live on the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel. Experts & novices are both welcome. Admission is free. Refreshments will be supplied. Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icann-63-new-york-readout-tickets-52325767780

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  • How to Make Trustworthy IoT - OTA Privacy & Security Workshop

    The Hub @ Grand Central Tech

    ** RSVP at https://trustworthyiot.eventbrite.com ** While the vast number of Internet of Things (IoT) applications promise to impact almost every industry vertical, the growth of IoT is strongly linked to properly addressing the issues of security and privacy. Threats are not just breaches, embarrassing accidents, bad data handling practices, but also the risk of resulting ill-advised regulation. A larger issue is public confidence in the industry as a whole, in a word 'Trust'. The Internet Society, founded in 1992 by the inventors of TCP/IP, has made its mission the fostering of independent collaborative processes to resolve the technical, social, and policy Internet development issues via such multistakeholder fora as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In 2017 it merged with the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) to launch an initiative to enhance online trust, user empowerment, and innovation. The OTA has a broad membership including leading corporations, academic institutions, and other stakeholders. Together they have developed a set of key resources for IoT developers, including the IoT Trust Framework, an Enterprise IoT Security checklist, a Smart Home Checklist, and more. At this workshop you will have the opportunity to not only become familiar with these resources, but also bring your own issues and expertise to the ongoing process of improving them. Agenda 2:00pm Arrive & Networking 2:30pm Introduction / IoT Nation 2:45pm Introduction / ISOC-NY Jeff Wilbur, Technical Director, Online Trust Alliance 2:55pm Panel: The State of IoT Privacy & Security Ken Rashbaum, Partner, Barton LLP Bert Kaminski, Chief Commercial Council, GE Digital Mitchell Golner, IoT Nation, Moderator 3:25pm Keynote: Security & Privacy in the Internet of Things 4:25pm Discussion 4:55pm Member Announcements 5:00pm Networking About The Speakers / Panelists Jeff Wilbur Jeff Wilbur is the Technical Director of the Online Trust Alliance, an initiative of the Internet Society. He is responsible for integrating, developing, and extending the OTA initiative within the Internet Society’s overall mission and objectives. Kenneth N. Rashbaum Kenneth N. Rashbaum advises multinational corporations and healthcare organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity and e-discovery. He counsels these organizations on information management and its compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws. Ken also prepares and negotiates contracts and license agreements and advises clients on cyber risk insurance and other information use safeguards. Bert Kaminski Bert Kaminski serves as Chief Commercial Counsel at GE Digital, where he advises all levels of business and executive management on a broad range of technology related-issues. Bert specializes in the Industrial Internet of Things, cloud computing, and software licensing, including issues involving privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. This is the first such workshop in NYC, and the benefits for the NYC IoT community are not just to take advantage of the vast experience that has gone into the OTA guidelines, but also to contribute to their ongoing development. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. ==================== ABOUT ONLINE TRUST ALLIANCE The Online Trust Alliance is an Internet Society initiative. OTA’s mission is to enhance online trust, user empowerment, and innovation through convening multi-stakeholder initiatives, developing and promoting best practices, ethical privacy practices, and data stewardship. https://otalliance.org ABOUT IoT NATION IoT Nation's mission is to inspire, engage, and connect entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, & enthusiasts worldwide who are active in the Internet of Things (IoT). http://www.iotnation.com/ ** RSVP at https://trustworthyiot.eventbrite.com **

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  • Happy Hour with ISOC's New CEO, Andrew Sullivan

    Rye House

    September 1, 2018 marked a new beginning at both ISOC-NY and the Internet Society: Greg Shatan has stepped in as President of the NY Chapter and Andrew Sullivan took over as President and CEO of the Internet Society! We are delighted to be able to introduce the new leadership at a happy hour event on Friday, September 21st at Rye House. This is a very special opportunity to hear from Mr. Sullivan and be able to speak to him in a small setting. We'll also have a chance to hear from Greg Shatan on ISOC-NY's future as well as some other ISOC leaders. Drinks and light food will be served. Space is limited to 50 people in the back room of Rye House so please only rsvp if you are truly planning to attend. Bios: Andrew Sullivan brings many years of experience in the Internet industry to his new role, having worked to enhance the Internet’s value as an open, global platform throughout his career. Among his notable achievements is the launch of the .info Internet top level domain name. While at Dyn, now a Global Business Unit of the Oracle Corporation, he managed the Domain Name System (DNS) development and architecture departments. This led to his appointment to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) – which oversees the technical evolution of the Internet – where he was elected Chair from[masked]. Greg Shatan practices technology, Internet and intellectual property law at Moses & Singer in New York, where he focuses on IP and technology transactions, Internet and domain name law and policy, weird Internet stuff, data protection and privacy, and trademark/copyright matters. Greg is an active participant in the ICANN multistakeholder process, having served on numerous GNSO and Cross-Community Working Groups. He was President of the ICANN Intellectual Property Constituency from[masked]

  • ICANN 61 NYC Readout Outreach Event

    Moses & SInger LLP

    On Monday July[masked] at 5:30pm, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will host the ICANN 62 NYC Readout at the offices of Moses & Singer LLP in NYC. Speakers, including Veni Markovski (VP of UN Engagement, ICANN), Joe Catapano (Manager of Stakeholder Engagement North America, ICANN), Chris Mondini (Vice President, Global Business Engagement, ICANN), Judith Hellerstein (North America At-Large Organization, Chair of Technology Task Force), and Greg Shatan of ISOC-NY will review the hot topics from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) 62nd public meeting (ICANN 62) - a Policy Forum - which takes place in Panama City from 25-28 June 2018. Join us for an overview of the latest developments in the management of the Internet's names and numbering processes, which will surely include the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the Whois system. Experts & novices both welcome. The session will also be webcast live on the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel. http://livestream.com/internetsociety Admission is free. Refreshments will be supplied. PLEASE RSVP via EVENTBRITE! https://icann62nyc.eventbrite.com ** Please fill out this brief survey to indicate your areas of interest https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/63S3GLX ** Please note that remote participation opportunities are available to participate in ICANN 62 itself, visit https://meetings.icann.org/en/panamacity62.

  • IGF-USA on the Road in NYC – URBAN COMMUNITY NETWORKS – PRACTICE & POLICY

    Geraldo's Cafe at Brooklyn Law School

    **You should already know about this! If you don't then sign up for our announce list at http://lists.isoc-ny.org/listinfo.cgi/announce-isoc-ny.org ** On Tuesday May[masked], the IGF-USA on the Road caravan arrives in NYC at URBAN COMMUNITY NETWORKS – PRACTICE & POLICY – an afternoon get-together hosted by the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) and the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) at Brooklyn Law School. This half-day conference is intended to serve as a summit for those involved in building community networks in NYC, and an opportunity to formulate the appropriate policy advocacy positions to advance this work. Speakers include Jane Coffin – Director, Development Strategy, Internet Society, Clayton Banks, Co-founder, Silicon Harlem, Greta Byrum, Co-Director, Digital Equity Laboratory, The New School, Melissa Sassi, Senior Project Manager – USA, Microsoft Airband, Zach Giles, NYC Mesh, & Bruce Kushnick, New Networks Institute. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel. What: IGF-USA on the Road in NYC – URBAN COMMUNITY NETWORKS – PRACTICE & POLICY Where: Brooklyn Law School, 205 State Street, Brooklyn When: Tuesday May[masked]:30pm-5:30pm EDT | (Webcast 17:00-21:00 UTC) Agenda: http://bit.ly/may22nyc RSVP to attend in person: http://bit.ly/may22nyc Webcast: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/igfusanyc (auto-captions maybe) Twitter: #igfusanyc http://bit.ly/igfusanyc

  • ICANN 61 NYC Readout Outreach Event

    Moses & SInger LLP

    On Monday April[masked] at 5pm, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will host the ICANN 61 NYC Readout at the offices of Moses & Singer LLP in NYC. Speakers, including Veni Markovski (VP of UN Engagement, ICANN) Joe Catapano (Manager of Stakeholder Engagement North America, ICANN), and Greg Shatan of ISOC-NY, will review the hot topics from Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) 61st public meeting, which took place in San Juan from 10-15 March 2018. Topics will include the current multistakeholder system of Internet governance, and the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the Whois sytem. The session will webcast live on the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel.

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