July 2, 2012


Information Society

My interest lies in advancing the information society generally, out of a belief that access to information and knowledge will help to advance our life in society. Access to information helps us getting better educated, supports us in improving our health, enhances government services, and allows us to engage more in political decision making processes. In our economy, information and communication technologies increases our productivity and allows us to offer more services to customers. (More …)

Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

In the developing world, access to information through information and communications technologies supports getting closer to achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals: (1) eradication of poverty and hunger; (2) achievement of universal primary education; (3) promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women; (4) reduction in child mortality; (5) improvement in maternal health; (6) combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases; (7) ensuring environmental sustainability; and (8) establishment of a global partnership for development. (More …)

Internet Governance

For us all to being able to reap the benefits of the information technology revolution, a functioning Internet, with innovation at the edges, but with a stable core supporting the critical network infrastructures, is essential. My interest in these issues is to allow such innovation while maintaining this essential stability, while safeguarding also the interests of consumers and citizens, mainly their human rights interests. (More …)

Human Rights

Freedom of expression and freedom to access and impart information and knowledge are recognized human rights. My interest is in assuring that these human rights are equally protected on the Internet, and that any commercial or security interests do not create “unintended consequences”. (More …)