IEEE Internet Policy Newsletter - January 2017

Mobile-Assisted Data Collection for Effective Policymaking

By Sridhar Vedachalam, Alec Shannon and Kellogg J Schwab
Johns Hopkins Water Institute, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH)

An estimated 2.4 billion people lack access to an improved sanitation option, while nearly 1 billion people lack access to improved water. Lack of access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is a leading cause of diarrheal illness, intestinal worm infections and poor nutritional status in developing countries.

Digital Ecosystem: Life Moves On -- Internet Inclusion & The Global Start Up

By Susan Hyon Parker, IEEE Internet Initiative – Ethics & Policy

As the digital ecosystem moves forward in the development process of an inclusive internet, we re-assess the expansion of services and the commitments that stakeholders have championed in progressing the best interests of not only civic group organizations and corporate interests associated with connectivity, but more importantly the focus of ethics and the interplay they have within our daily lives as humans.

On Cross-cultural Information Security Behaviors in the Workplace

By Dr. Bobby Swar (Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada) and Dr. Tahir Hameed (SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea)

Information technology and systems generally bring large benefits to organizations in terms of efficiency, productivity and strategic positioning. They are also the largest source of information-related threats and vulnerabilities. Frequent headlines on data breaches and system compromises highlight the losses of businesses in tune of millions of dollars, delayed services, inconvenience and frustration faced by both the customers and their employees.

Options and Challenges in Providing Universal Access to the Internet: Part Two

By Helen Anne Hicks (North Park University), Rajesh Nighot (IEEE), Nagender Aneja (Universiti Brunei Darussalam), Mohammed Aledhari (Western Michigan University), Ali Kashif Bashir (Senior Member, IEEE) and Jared Bielby (IEEE)

In many regions around the world, Internet access is quickly becoming an essential public utility alongside water, electricity, and natural gas, and while certain regions thrive where Internet access is assumed, four billion people remain deprived of basic Internet facilities. The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) working group, under the umbrella of IEEE’s Collabratec Internet Technology Policy Community, have identified six critical challenges for addressing global equitable Internet access.



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About: This newsletter features timely technical, policy, social, governmental, but not political commentary related to the internet. Its contents reflect the viewpoints of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions and views of IEEE. It is produced by the IEEE Internet Initiative to enhance knowledge and promote discussion of the issues addressed.