Global Internet Policy Observatory’s Advisory Group member lectures on policy dimensions of web standards

On 24 September the IES had the honour of hosting Daniel Dardailler, Director of International Relations at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), for a stimulating expert lecture on the state of global Internet governance, the role and position of W3C, and its efforts to collaborate. W3C is an international technical community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. Led by Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and CEO Jeffrey Jaffe, W3C is a long time architect and advocate of open Web standards used for free by all. Daniel Dardailler is a member of the Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO)’s Advisory Group, whose secretariat the IES coordinates. The GIPO project's main aim is to develop an easy-to-use tool that empowers any user interested in the Internet policy-making process to find, display, share and debate about information and documents automatically gathered for a wide set of Internet governance topics. Daniel Dardailler succeeded in making a technical topic accessible to a raptured audience, something which GIPO in its time aspires to achieve as well.