The White House has issued a ‘Statement for the Future’ interneton April 28, 2022, in a parade with 60 other countries and global agreements, which outlined the United States’ agenda for the Internet under President Joe Biden. The online network is in a state of disarray, with a lot of crowds hitting users on a daily basis. Questions about online privacy, the preservation of human dignity and censorship are a hot topic of discussion in the technology industry. Some tech companies have tried to solve these problems for the private sector, but have failed to adopt universal federal government policies to set the national agenda. But does the Biden administration’s latest statement actually implement new policies to try to counter these modern controls?
The United States’ response to the problems posed by new technologies has been inadequate, especially when compared to other world leaders. The European Union has consistently proposed new plans to protect the human rights and privacy of consumers using the internet and has barely reformed the protection of their citizens. But recently, the European Commission passed the Digital Services Law, a law that allows major tech companies to protect consumers in the region. Most companies have more responsibilities, including sharing data with authorities, third-party audits, and the ability for users not to receive certain quality-creation recommendations. Other parents apply to all digital services covered by the law, such as transparency reports, service contract requirements that protect user rights, and cooperation with national authorities. Digital policy in the EU is lagging far behind the EU, even after the White House statement.
To develop the statement, the UN, according to a press release, spent more than a year working with civil society leaders, the technology industry, academia and “other interested parties”. It has been endorsed by 60 global partners, and these potentials will work with the US to promote the internet visa described in the document. The Statement on the Future of the Internet eloquently states the Biden administration’s goal for a modern Internet, but provides no concrete plan on how to achieve it. Partners believe that the Internet should be a decentralized network of networks, where many authorities have a say in how connectivity evolves. In the same way the statement was planned, the UN claims that the Internet is a joint development between governments, the technology industry and academia. †Internet-dependent digital technologies will deliver the most benefits if they operate as open, free, global, interoperable, reliable and secure systems.“Confirms the statement.
In the wake of a series of statements on the EU’s vision for a free and open internet, the need to fight government censorship at a time when countries are actively restricting online connectivity is highlighted. Ukraine’s invasion of Russia has flooded social networks with first-hand posts about the terrifying situation on the ground. Committed to this online environment, Russia has created a “digital barrier” between its state media and the means of global communication – blocking popular social networks Facebook and Twitter, and even multiplayer games like Minecraft. The Declaration for the Future of the Internet is at odds with Russian methods of information control. †Negotiated or independent actions by some governments and private actors have sought to abuse the openness of internet governance and related processes to promote a valid visa,“Confirms the statement.
At the other end of the spectrum, Casa Branca believes that some online entities are desperate to collect, monetize and sell user data. †The Internet economy has become highly concentrated before decentralization and many people have legitimate concerns about the privacy and the amount and security of personal data collected and weaponized online.The statement continued. Large companies have struggled with privacy issues and illegal content online in the past year. Apple has a plan to digitize user photos for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) images at the expense of individual privacy, quieter or coercive us, but has not explicitly announced a plan to address either of the two issues. let alone comment on the balance between the two forces.
The Declaration on the Future of the Internet speaks of great ambitions for what the modern Internet should be, but does not allow for clear political changes that will make the UN’s vision a reality. It mentions everything from censorship, privacy, illegal content to misinformation — but without the action of Congress or the executive branch, the statement has little impact on the global state of the world. internet†
Source: Casa Branca 1, 2