Mueller - Milton

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Dr. Milton L. Mueller is Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA. From 2008 to the end of 2010 he held the XS4All Chair at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, devoted to the privacy and security of Internet users. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School in 1989. His research focuses on rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. His book Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) is considered the definitive account of the political and economic forces behind the creation of ICANN. His new book, Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance (MIT Press, 2010), explores Internet governance in the post-World Summit on the Information Society environment. Currently, he is doing research on IP addressing policy, the policy implications of Deep Packet Inspection technology and the security governance practices of ISPs. Mueller was one of the founders of the Internet Governance Project, an alliance of scholars in action around global Internet policy issues. He has played a leading role in organizing and mobilizing civil society in ICANN and OECD. He was co-founder of the ICANN’s Noncommercial Users Constituency and serves on the Executive Committee of the Noncommercial Stakeholders Group in ICANN.