ATLAS II Thematic Group 3: Global Internet: The User Perspective - Session 1
The Internet grew and developed based on trust. This important element added to a series of Internet design principles such as interoperability, openness, decentralization, end to end, permissionless innovation, best effort, packet switching, parsimony, among others. Together, these principles have allowed us, the Internet Users, to enjoy the global Internet that we have today. This trust is the foundation of our community. So much so that even today we talk about the concept of "Web of Trust" than as representatives of the organizations of Internet users are enabling us to participate in our At-Large community.
In this growth that the Internet have experimented to become a global network of networks, has collaborated very much the contribution that Internet Users have made. Without the trust of users on purchases made over the Internet would not have expanded the e-commerce in the way it did in different world regions.
Without the trust of users, they had not been able to exercise their political rights and democracy through Internet voting to elect their representatives in some countries that have regulated the electronic voting. Without the trust of users, the world would not be able to implement new standards and this could be impeding innovation and development.
Without the trust of users and their representative organizations, we would not be discussing policies that affect us in this At-Large space. We need to continue to developing this trust of users to achieve their perspectives can impregnate the decisions that we make in this battle to defend a unique and global Internet.