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A Matter of Principle

Chris Buckridge

Principles for Internet governance - are they a useful tool, or just one more collection to add to the list? And is there a need to document RIPE's own principles?

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NIS 2 (and the other EU regulation updates you need to know): November 2021

Suzanne Taylor

This is the latest in an ongoing series in which we give a brief overview of the most pertinent digital policies currently being proposed, debated and implemented in the European Union.

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Reduce, Reuse, Refurbish: Dispelling Sustainability Myths with EmXcore

Michael Oghia

With hardware cycles slowing and calls for greater sustainability growing, switching to a circular business model is a must. For operators and other RIPE community members, one way to do that is to prioritise refurbished hardware. I teamed up with Lisa Berendse from the Amsterdam-based refurbisher …

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Do We Need The IGF? Now More Than Ever!

Chris Buckridge

One month out from the 2021 Internet Governance Forum, some reflections on the value of the IGF in a rapidly evolving Internet governance environment.

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Securing Critical Infrastructure: New Regulations Mandate Control

Sebastiaan Bosman

Organisations responsible for critical infrastructure often also take care of their own cybersecurity. Now though, with the European Commission having proposed a new directive to enhance the resilience of critical entities, such organisations need to start preparing for change.

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Help us Build a Sustainable European Cloud

Michael Oghia

Over the summer, we – the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA) – published a three-part series introducing our manifesto for a sustainable European cloud, one that’s open-source, fair, and creates economic opportunities for all. Such digital infrastructure will reflect European values…

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The Tragedy of Internet Infrastructure in Afghanistan

Farzaneh Badiei

Economic sanctions have had a negative impact on Internet access for residents of the target countries. With Afghanistan likely set to join the list of sanctioned countries, Farzaneh Badiei looks at what effects this will have on the country's Internet infrastructure at the level of generic domain …

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RIPE Community Resilience: Every Society Has the Internet they Deserve

Vesna Manojlovic

OSI Layer 9 is "political". Let's explore non-Westphalian views on society, and the impact of coronavirus pandemic on inequalities, justice and digital technologies. I am inviting you to work together on imagining and building utopian Internet of the future.

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Human Rights Are Not a Bug

Niels ten Oever

The Internet plays a crucial role in our increasingly digital daily lives. But who shapes and governs the patchwork that enables this essential utility? And how do their actions bear on the rights and interests of users all over the world?

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Transparency Meets Sustainability: Announcing the SDIA Open Data Hub

Michael Oghia

Last month, the Sustainable Digital Infrastructure Alliance (SDIA) announced our Open Data Hub, a resource that's meant to boost transparency, trust, and data availability to help researchers, industry, and society realise a sustainable digital economy. It is essentially our answer to the challenge…

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