<p dir="ltr">The Sao Paulo agenda taking a direction. I guess Milton&#39;s word is it then &quot;take one step at a time&quot;. Hopefully surveillance will have it&#39;s place in future as with the look of things, it does not seem issues relating to surveillance will be prominent at Br event(which ofcourse was one of the major reason for the event initially).</p>

<p dir="ltr">While the globalization of IANA itself is a good thing(which is actually an act of securing the future), any chance this could be a strategic distraction from addressing the present happenings of mass surveillance. Well time will tell.</p>

<p dir="ltr">Cheers!<br>
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<p style="margin:0px 0.101cm 0px 0cm;padding:5px 0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;text-indent:0cm"><font face="Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"><span style="line-height:normal;background-color:rgba(255,255,255,0)">Brussels, 15 March 2014 &ndash; Vice President Neelie Kroes today warmly welcomed the announcement of the United States Government to &quot;transition out of the IANA function&quot;, which will allow a more global multi-stakeholder basis for an important element of governance of the Internet.</span></font></p>

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&quot;This is&nbsp;an historical step in making Internet governance truly global, and marks major&nbsp;progress towards the development of a multi-stakeholder model as advocated in the Commission&#39;s recent Communication&quot;&nbsp;Vice-President Kroes said.</span></font></p>

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Until now the United States has had the final say in&nbsp;<span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit">changes to globally used data on top-level Internet domain names,&nbsp;</span>such as .com or .de.&nbsp; The Commission has been pushing for such a move since 2009 and, most recently in its Communication on Internet Policy and Governance of 12 February 2014, called for&nbsp;the globalisation of the IANA functions.</span></font></p>

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The Commission&#39;s Communication&nbsp;&ndash; like the US announcement&nbsp;&ndash; stresses the need to safeguard in the globalisation process the security and stability of the&nbsp;Internet, and commits to the multi-stakeholder model of governance.</span></font></p>

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&quot;It&nbsp;is a very timely announcement, ahead of an important multi-stakeholder conference in São Paulo on Internet governance principles and the future evolution of the governance ecosystem&quot; added Vice President Kroes.&nbsp;&quot;The European Commission will work together with the US and with all global stakeholders to implement the globalisation of the IANA functions in a process that is accountable and transparent, and in a manner that secures the open Internet and that will underpin human rights.&quot;</span></font></p>

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