Introduction to Internet Governance

Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise.

Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG will help you understand these personal and professional issues, and what can and should be done about them. Net neutrality? Privacy in online storage? Guidelines for cross-border Internet issues? How can regulators enhance and protect without interfering with the innovative principles that are the core of the Internet?

The 10-week Introduction to Internet governance online course introduces IG policy and covers main issues, including infrastructure and standardisation, cybersecurity, legal, economic, development, and sociocultural issues, human rights, and IG processes and actors.

The course covers broadband policy; management of domain names and IP addresses, including the transition from IPv4 to IPv6; network neutrality; jurisdiction, intellectual property rights, open source and piracy; privacy protection; data security and cybersecurity; child protection; human rights; content management; digital signatures; emerging issues such as policies related to social networks and cloud computing, and more, with space for regional and other issues raised by the participants.

This course can be taken as part of the Advanced Diploma in Internet Governance.

Open for applications: Yes
Application deadline: Credit: 21 December 2020; Certificate: 18 January 2021
Start date: 22 February 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Fees: Certificate: €690; Credit: €850; Scholarships available
Course code: IRL 5003
ECTS credits: 9
Mode(s) of study: Certificate – Credit – Master/PGD