KEY ISSUES ARISING FROM MULTIPLE CONSULTATIONS CONCERNING THE NEXT GENERATION OF THE INTERNET
Just as citizens are members of a civil society, they are also members of a digital society through their interactions over the Internet. These interactions have and will continue to evolve over time, and the current trends are towards continuous connection to the Internet, interconnectedness, ease of communication and collaboration. Many of these interactions have beneficial societal implications, but clearly there are also emerging dangers to citizens when they use the Internet.
This white paper provides a synthesis of major themes pertaining to the Next Generation of the Internet (NGI) extracted from recent consultations on societal, economic, design and legislative concerns, and their implications for technological developments of the Internet.