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Internet Policy

As the Executive Branch agency responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues, NTIA is committed to the continued growth of the Internet. As the Internet evolves, new challenges emerge. Working with other stakeholders, NTIA is developing policies to preserve an open, interconnected global Internet that supports continued innovation and economic growth, investment, and the trust of its users. This multistakeholder model of Internet policymaking – convening government, the private sector, and civil society to address issues in a timely and flexible manner – has been responsible for the past success of the Internet and is critical to its future.

Among other efforts, NTIA plays a leading role in the Commerce Department's Internet Policy Task Force, which is conducting a comprehensive policy review related to online privacy, copyright protection, cybersecurity, and the global free flow of information with the goal of ensuring that the Internet remains open for innovation.

NTIA also actively leads and participates in interagency efforts to develop Internet policy. In addition, NTIA works with other governments and international organizations to discuss and reach consensus on relevant Internet policy issues.

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Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at IGF-USA 2018

Remarks of David J. Redl
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
IGF-USA 2018
Washington, D.C.
July 27, 2018

-- As prepared for delivery --

Thank you, Shane, and thanks as well to your co-chair, Dustin Phillips; the ISOC-DC chapter, which provides Secretarial support for the IGF-USA; and all members of the IGF-USA Steering Committee for volunteering their time to organize this important event.

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