Press & Policy

Press

Corinne’s work has been featured in the The New York Times, BBC, The Financial Times, The Hindu, Wired, Politico EU, De Volkskrant, NRC and several tech outlets. She also regularly writes about her research for the popular press. A recent selection:

Listed as one of 100 Brilliant Women in AI: https://womeninaiethics.org/the-list/of-2023/

Hoe Nederlands is .NL nog? How Dutch is .NL at this point?
2024 article by the NRC on the decision of the .NL registry to move part of its operation to AWS.

One Year After the Storming of the US Capitol, What Have We Learned About Content Moderation Through Internet Infrastructure?
2022 Tech Policy Press Article with Jenna Ruddock

What is a CDN and how is it linked to the massive Internet outage?
2021 The Hindu article

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of Internet infrastructure
2020 Brookings Institute Op-ed with Suzanne van Geuns

2024

Is More Cloud the Future That We Want? A Dispatch from the FTC Cloud Summit 2024 op-ed for Tech Policy Press

The Dangers of Moving Key Internet Governance Functions to Amazon’s Cloud: The Case of the Netherlands 
2024 op-ed for Tech Policy Press with Bert Hubert

Het Hellende Vlak van SIDN’s Commerciële Ambities op-ed with Bert Hubert (in Dutch only)

 

2023 + 2022

Loud men, talking loudly: on the exclusionary cultures of internet governance. March 2023 Report for the launch of the critical infrastructure lab.

How can we build a radical internet? February 2023 Blog for the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy.

One Year After the Storming of the US Capitol, What Have We Learned About Content Moderation Through Internet Infrastructure? 2022 Tech Policy Press Op-Ed with Jenna Ruddock

How can we understand the current + future state of the Internet’s architecture? 2022 Blog for Minderoo Centre Tech & Democracy

2021

Space-Cowboys: What Internet history tells us about the inevitable shortcomings of a tech-bro led Space Race
2021 Tech Policy Press Op-Ed with Becca Lewis

Just Do It: on the limits of governance through AI registers.
In AI Snake Oil, Pseudoscience and Hype, edited by Frederike Kaltheuner. Meat Space Press. Jansen, Fieke and Corinne Cath. 2021.

How the Internet Really Works.
No Starch Press.
Knodel, Mallory, Ulrike Uhlig, Niels ten Oever, and Corinne Cath.

2020

The role of human rights NGOs in AI governance.
Conference on inter-cultural ethics.
Oxford December 2019.

How the Internet really works: an illustrated guide 
Book for No Starch Press. Knodel, Uhlig, Ten Oever and Cath 2020.

How hate speech reveals the invisible politics of Internet infrastructure
Op-ed for the Brookings Institute. van Geuns & Cath 2020.

What’s wrong with Loud Men talking loudly? The IETF Culture Wars
Contribution for HackCur.io: the (academic) repository on hacking culture. Cath 2020.

Europe cannot afford to “shelter-in-place” on digital regulation
Op-ed for Data & Society. Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

Why, How, And By Whom Is The Internet Governed?
Interview with the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) Tech & Human Rights Series.

EU laat met aanpak kunstmatige intelligentie cruciale kansen liggen
Op-ed for the Dutch Financial Times (Dutch only). Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

Risking everything: where the EU’s white paper on AI falls short.
Op-ed for New Statesman. Cath & Kaltheuner 2020.

The Four Problems with Europe’s vision on AI.
2020 Financial Times Article.

Press attribution:

Dr. Corinne Cath is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Delft and a research affiliate at the Minderoo Centre for Democracy & Technology, at the University of Cambridge.

Talks

Recent

Surviving the Internet? Panel with Geert Lovink about the future of the tech industry. Amsterdam, December 2023.  

Data is dead: Welcome to the new future of the tech industry. Spui 25 panel conversation with Michael Veale, February 2024

 

2024

Data is dead: Welcome to the new future of the tech industry. Spui 25 panel conversation with Michael Veale Feb 2023

2022 + 2023

No AI without infrastructure: cloud computing, power, and industry interest. Talk for REALML online conference. London, May 2023.

Your thoughts for a penny: Capital, complicity and AI ethics. Talk for CPDP conference on paper. Brussels, May 2023.

Loud Men, Talking Loudly: on the exclusionary cultures of internet governance. Report presentation at the launch of the critical infrastructure lab. Amsterdam, April 2023

The Hard Work of the Hum: using ethnography to study power and politics. Talk for the RASP group in the IRTF at IETF 116. Yokohama April 2023.

Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) award talk: The Technology We Choose To Create: Human Rights Advocacy in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). London, November 2022

Human Rights Advocacy in the IETF: Quo Vadis? Talk for the Human Rights Protocol Considerations Group at IETF 115. London November 2022

Plamadiso Talk for the Weizenbaum Institute Berlin: Surfacing Internet infrastructure politics, reflections on how to study opaque internet politics, problems, and protocols. June 2022.

GigaNet’s workshop on Internet Standard Setting Research Methods. Online. January 2022

Response-ability podcast by Dawn Walters: Engineering Cultures and Internet Infrastructure Politics. November 2021. Listen here

No Network is Neutral Podcast by Jenna Ruddock & Justin Sherman: Engineered Innocence. December 2021. Listen here

 

2021

The Anti-Dystopians by Alina Utrata: Human Rights and Internet Infrastructure. December 2021. Listen here

Show me the Numbers: Workshop on Analyzing IETF data. Internet Architecture Board (IAB) workshop in Amsterdam. November 2021

We Have Met the Enemy: A Critical Anthropological Take on Who Gets to “Do Research Together”. Keynote Dutch National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC) Research Conference. The Hague. October 2021

Virtual launch of the Special Issue of Telecommunications Policy on Norm Entrepreneurship in Internet Governance. July 2021

The Invisible Politics of Internet Infrastructure. Alan Turing Institute All Hands Meeting. London. July 2021

The Internet’s Reluctant Sheriffs: Content moderation and political gatekeeping through Internet infrastructure. Oxford Internet Institute seminar. June 2021

Content moderation on the Internet infrastructure level – Where does censorship begin? EURODIG Panel. June 2021.

Civil Society Advocacy in AI Governance: Lessons Learned. 2021 Data Justice Conference of the Data Justice Lab. May 2021.

Building the field of online health and governance. Social Media Governance Initiative at Yale University. May 2021.

2020

The Internet’s reluctant sheriffs.
Oxford Programme in Comparative Media Law & Policy Seminar.
November 2020.

The Technology We Choose to Create: Human Rights Advocacy in Internet Governance.
GiGaNet 2020 Conference at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Online.

The Cultures of New and Old Technomedia II.
Panel organizer at 4S/EAST. Online.
August 2020.

We Have Seen the Enemy…and He Is Us: When engineering culture collides with human rights advocacy online.
Oxford Program in Comparative Media Law & Policy Seminar. Oxford, UK.

LEAP of FATE: Human Rights as a complimentary Framework for AI Policy and Practice.
FAT* Barcelona, Spain.
Pakzad, Roya, Mark Latonero, Vidushi Marda, and Corinne Cath.
January 2020.

Policy Work

 

Grant-Making:

Provided strategic advice and reviewed grants for a number of grant-making organizations, including Digital Freedom Fund (DFF), Open Society Foundations (OSF), Internet Society Foundation (ISOC-F), Mozilla, Stichting Media en Democratie (Stdem), and The Engine Room (TER).


Policy and Regulation:

Current:

Co-chair of the Public Interest Technology Group (PIT-G): a group of public interest technologists and other civil society members working on Internet standardization.

Member Organizing Committee annual Internet governance Scholars Conference (GigaNet) 2020.

Past:

Contributor to the 2018 Meeting of the Council of Europe’s (COE) Expert Committee on Human Rights Dimensions of Automated Data Processing Techniques and Different Forms of Artificial Intelligence (MSI-AUT).

Contributor to the 2017 Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on ways to bridge the gender digital divide from a human rights perspective.

Contributor to the 2016 and 2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.


IETF RFCs:

RFC 8280. Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations. Niels Ten Oever and Corinne Cath. https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8280/. November 2018.

RFC 8962. Establishing the Protocol Police. Gurshabad Grover, Niels Ten Oever, Corinne Cath and Shivan Sahib. https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8962.html. April 2021.


Other:

“We know what you did during lockdown”. Short film directed by the Financial Times (FT).
Provided expertise for the development of this short film on the dangers of ubiquitous surveillance. May 2021.

“Tech Talk” Podcast about Internet Governance and Media Development
Interview by Brian Wesolowski of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT). March 2017.
The interview starts at 20 minutes.