New IEEE Position Statement Supports Strong Encryption

  On 24 June, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a position statement in support of strong encryption for confidentiality and data integrity.  The essence of the position is that: “IEEE supports the use of unfettered strong encryption to protect confidentiality and integrity of data and communications. We oppose efforts by governments to restrict the… Read more

Options and Challenges in Providing Universal Internet Access

  On 7 June (11:00 a.m. ET), the authors of the IEEE Internet Technology Policy Community white paper: “Options and Challenges in Providing Universal Access” will highlight their research and conclusions regarding five barriers to universal internet access: infrastructure, cost, digital literacy, availability and disinterest. For more information or to register for the free webinar… Read more

April 26 Webinar On IEEE’s Global Public Policy Activities and Processes

  Dr. Gordon Day, Chair of IEEE’s Global Public Policy Committee (GPPC), delivered a webinar briefing for IEEE Technical Activities volunteer leaders on IEEE’s Global Public Policy activities and the new IEEE policies and processes that govern public policy activity by IEEE’s technical societies, councils and other TA organizations.   The webinar was held on 26 April… Read more

Engineering Convocation Livestream Looks at Cybersecurity and Grid Resiliency

  The U.S. National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 Convocation of Professional Engineering Societies, held in concert with the American Association of Engineering Societies, is being webcast on Monday, April 23.  The Convocation features panels of experts including many IEEE notables, addressing  “Cybersecurity – Challenges for the Engineering Profession and Society”, and “Enhancing the Resilience of the… Read more

IEEE Participating in U.N. Internet Governance Forum

  IEEE’s is an active participant at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2017), currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland (18-21 Dec.), including sponsorship of a “Day Zero” event that brings together several IEEE global internet inclusion working groups focused on digital literacy, public access and community networks, innovative and alternative business models, finance and investment, evidence-based… Read more

IEEE Releases Update To Recommendations for Ethical Design of Intelligent Systems

  The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems) is seeking comments on the second edition of its Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, (EADv2), the most comprehensive, crowd-sourced global treatise on the ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems available today.  Developed with input from more… Read more

IEEE EU Summit on Technology for Health

  On Tuesday, 5 December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, IEEE and its European Public Policy Initiative is hosting a major European Summit on Technology for Health: Transforming Healthcare and Wellbeing.  The Summit will bring together policymakers, leaders in the healthcare, medical technology and electronics industries as well as expert patients in order to facilitate a dialogue on… Read more