Internet Service Provider Industry
Communications Alliance took over the responsibility for the Industry Codes and core responsibilities of the Internet Industry Association (IIA) under an agreement signed on the 24th March 2014. The move follows a decision by the Board of the IIA to seek to transfer its operations to Communications Alliance and, in due course, cease trading as a separate association.
Communications Alliance will continue this work as the leading body representing Australia’s Internet industries, and is dedicated to deliver the ongoing leadership and support needed to collectively drive the Digital Economy forward.
Its vision is to promote a faster, safer, fairer and more trusted Internet for Australia. It believes confidence in the Internet is the key to development of the Digital Economy in Australia.
Communications Alliance develops and advocates initiatives enhancing access, equity, reliability and growth of the Internet and its commercial use within Australia.
It aims to build confidence in the Internet for Australian business and consumers by providing resources, accreditation, best practice guidelines, industry representation and helping to protect privacy and security online.
Family Friendly Filter
This program provides for independent testing and certification of Internet filters according to four classes specified by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.
The iCode aims to:
- instil cyber-security culture within Australian ISPs and their customers;
- provide consistent messaging and plain language information to customers;
- assist those customers who experience repeated compromises to their devices and develop a strategy to minimise the effect of such compromises to other customers on the ISP's network as well as customers on other ISPs' networks;
- encourage ISPs to identify compromised devices on their networks; and
- encourage ISPs to identify, communicate with each other and report any cyber security issue that may affect Australia's critical infrastructure, or may have a national security dimension; and
- implement these measures in a manner that protects the privacy of customers, consistent with relevant legislative obligations.
Interactive Gambling Code
The Interactive Gambling Code aims to:
- establish confidence in and encourage the use of the Internet;
- provide a mechanism for ISPs to meet their legal obligations in dealing with designated Internet gambling matters; and
- promote positive user relations with the Internet industry.