Last chance for discounted ISPA Conference tickets

The 2013 ISPA Conference is taking place on 27 November in the City of London, and early-bird tickets are only available for one more week and can be bought here.

We have more speakers confirmed including:

  • Stella Creasy MP
  • Dana Tobak, Managing Director,  Hyperoptic
  • Trefor Davies, CTO, Timico
  • David Barker, Founder of 4d Data Centres

James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Crime & Security will be giving the keynote speech, and there will be four panels debating innovation, broadband post 2015, what an 'ISP' will look like in the  future and the role of industry in policing conduct online.

A full line up and agenda can be found here.



Sponsorship opportunities at ISPA Conference

The ISPA Conference is an excellent way for vendors, providers and thought leaders to meet senior representatives from ISPA membership, government and the wider industry.

Low cost speaking and sponsorship opportunities are available, which includes branding at the conference, marketing literature and is an excellent way to meet new business contacts.

To learn more about how you can benefit from sponsoring the ISPA Conference, please click here, or contact us at



ISPA gives online safety evidence to MPs

ISPA Secretary General Nicholas Lansman gave evidence to the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee, which is carrying out a wide ranging inquiry in to online safety.

In the session, ISPA repeated the view that filtering adult content will not work without parents being engaged, as well as reiterating the industry's commitment to the IWF in fighting child abuse images.

Other witnesses included Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk and Stella Creasy MP, who spoke in detail about the need to regulate threatening behaviour online.

The session is available to watch in full here.



ISPA session on the  ‘Snooper’s Charter’ at Parliament & Internet Conference

ISPA ran another packed breakout session at the Parliament & Internet Conference, this time looking at the future of the Communications Data Bill, especially in the light of the Snowden revelations.

The session was chaired by Chi Onwurah MP, with Jamie Bartlett from Demos, Gus Hosein from Privacy International, Martin Hoskins, Privacy Consulting Ltd & Gary Beautridge from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate speaking.

The group acknowledged there was a capability gap for law enforcement, but a solution was needed that didn’t introduce wholesale surveillance and didn’t undermine the UK’s efforts to promote a free and open internet abroad.

You can search for the #PICONF13 hashtag to find relevant tweets from the conference that looked at several areas of internet policy, and you can follow ISPA on Twitter here.



ISPA member’s dinner in the House of Commons

 Many thanks to Alun Cairns MP, the MP for Vale of Glamorgan, for chairing this month’s ISPA member’s dinner in parliament. It was a good chance for a range of ISPA members from across the country to meet some of the bes informed MPs (Julian Huppert and Stephen Timms were the other MPs who attended) on internet policy.

Discussion topics ranged from broadband to online safety, with useful outcomes and overall was an informative night, ending in Parliament's famous Strangers Bar'.

We’ll be doing a similar event soon, so please keep an eye out and RSVP early, as spaces will run out quickly.



Get involved with Safer Internet Day 2014

Last February over 300 organisations supported Safer Internet Day and you can join one of the world’s largest eSafety campaign next year on 11 February 2014.

Supporters will also have their logo published online on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.  If you need some inspiration about what to do for Safer Internet Day visit the new 'spread the word' page.



CEDR Annual dinner

This year’s CEDR Annual Dinner is on 21 November at the British Academy of Film and Television, London. Join primary figures from business and law with an interest in ADR and hear from keynote speaker and former senior politician, Dermot Ahern, who was heavily involved in the Northern Ireland peace process as well as the development of mediation in Ireland.

ADR is a legal requirement for Communications Service Providers, and ISPA membership includes free membership of CISAS, one of the leading ADR schemes.  Tickets for the dinner cost £150pp or £1,400 for a table of ten (+VAT).

For more information please email Francesca Gregson at CEDR, or call 0207 536 6086.



ISPA in the news

ISPA has featured in stories about broadband and online safety in the last month. We had pieces in the following publications:

Our full coverage can be seen here.