Event Wrap: APT Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific

By on 18 Jul 2016

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Adam presented on the importance of data accuracy in the APNIC Whois Database. Image source: Veari Iru, APT

APNIC staff participated at the 9th Policy and Regulation Forum for Pacific (PRFP-9) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

The objective of the Forum is to bring together the telecommunications and ICT policy makers and regulators from the Pacific region for a dialogue on contemporary issues.

This year’s Forum was hosted by the National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) of PNG and was held from 28 to 30 June 2016. The event is organized by the intergovernmental organization for the Asia Pacific, the APT (Asia Pacific Telecommunity).

A range of issues were discussed, including international connectivity, cybersecurity and Internet policy, policy and regulation of Over The Top (OTT) services, and emergency communications.

APNIC activities:

  • Adam Gosling, APNIC’s Internet Policy Development Consultant, outlined the importance of data accuracy in the APNIC Whois Database. Whois accuracy is the subject of an ongoing community discussion in the Policy Special Interest Group.

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