Internet Technical Advisor Committee (ITAC) Recognized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

15 January 2009

The result of groundwork laid at OECD’s Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy, held in Seoul in 2008, the Internet Technical Advisory Committee to the OECD is formally recognized by the organization in January 2009 and welcomed at the March 2009 meeting in Paris. In the words of its Charter, the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD “brings together, in a decentralized network approach, the counsel and expertise of technically-focused organizations to policy formulation for the Internet economy…to contribute constructively to Internet-related policies developed in the OECD.” The Internet Society is involved from the beginning, having coordinated a technical stakeholder forum in 2007, at the invitation of the OECD, in preparation for the 2008 ministerial meeting.