iPolicy – Cruz: Internet Transition an ‘Extraordinary Threat to Our Freedom’
Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice, was involved in the IANA transition negotiations. He says that the worries of foreign government censorship are unrelated to the transition proposal.
“I’ve responded to concerns raised by Senator Cruz and others, by showing how the community proposal restricts government power relative to the private sector, and by showing that human rights won’t be enforceable by [the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers],” DelBianco said in an email to Morning Consult. “I share the senators’ concerns about foreign government censorship, but that is already happening and has nothing to do with ICANN or IANA oversight.”