Waterloo, Canada — February 17, 2015 — The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) has issued a communiqué in conclusion of its meeting in the United Kingdom. It can be read by visiting: www.ourinternet.org/press.

Taking place on February 15 at Wilton Park in West Sussex, the GCIG meeting addressed key issues in Internet governance and reviewed two new GCIG research papers. The Impact of the Dark Web on Internet Governance and Cyber Security, by former US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Tobby Simon, president of the India-based Synergia Foundation, is now available online. The release of Sir David Omand’s Understanding Digital Intelligence and the Norms That Might Govern It is forthcoming.

Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the GCIG is a two-year initiative launched in January 2014 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House, and will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance.

For more information on the Global Commission on Internet Governance, including its twenty-nine commissioners and thirty-six research advisers, please visit: www.ourinternet.org. Follow the commission on Twitter @OurInternetGCIG.

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