DC-Accountability: Introduction


Many of the Internet governance venues that deal with critical policy making issues on Internet governance should be subjected to a set of concrete criteria to be accountable to the broader Internet governance community. Not only should the private corporations that deal with Internet governance policy development be accountable, international organizations that also claim to have a non-binding and neutral process should uphold certain values and accountability standards.

With increased visibility and international focus on Internet Governance these discussions are taking place in an increasingly diverse selection of venues. We believe that the discussion on the accountability of these venues is a critical one and that the time is right for a forum to be established to bring together the stakeholders involved.