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By Frank Kosarek on 10 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

News of a fatal crash involving a prototype self-driving Uber car and a pedestrian recently made tech headlines across the world. The incident, which took place in Arizona in March this year, marks the first casualty from an autonomous vehicle.

By Robert Aquilina on 08 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The normal business cycle of a company operating across borders – such as Internet companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook – involves offering goods or services for a profit, paying taxes, and reinvesting the money.

Many Internet companies based in the USA are earning billions in revenues in other jurisdictions. For them to reinvest it in the USA, they need to repatriate the money – on which they need to pay tax.

By on 03 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The Cambridge Analytica case putting Facebook and other Internet companies under scrutiny, taxation issues in focus again as the European Commision issues tax proposals and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) releases interim report, and autonomous car accident raising safety and security issues were among the main digital policy developments in March 2018.

By on 25 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

The increasingly digitalised world, the sharing economy, and the ongoing developments in automation and AI bring changes to the world of work. Several reports and studies released this month shed light on how these changes could look, how employers and employees perceive them, and what stakeholders can do to better prepare for the new world of work.

By Andrijana Gavrilovic on 23 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

The overarching question of the WebDebate in March was: how can African states navigate multilateral diplomacy successfully?

Addressing this formidable question were Amb. Amr Aljowaily, Egypt’s ambassador to Serbia, and Dr Yolanda Kemp Spies, a senior research fellow at the University of Johannesburg's Chair in African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. The debate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne, research associate in diplomacy and global governance at DiploFoundation.

By Stefania Grottola and Clement Perarnaud on 20 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

In the USA, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) is proposing to establish a new framework for authorities to access data stored abroad and thus amend the Stored Communications Act (SCA). We look at the salient features of the bill, and its implications.

By on 19 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Liberal trade has been challenged by a surge of protectionist measures in many parts of the world, including the United States and Europe.

By Francesca Casalini and Stefania Di Stefano on 15 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Microsoft has acknowledged that ‘the world needs new international rules to protect the public from nation state threats in cyberspace, and that ‘in short, the world needs a Digital Geneva Convention’.

By Francesca Casalini and Stefania Di Stefano on 13 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

As fast as digital technologies have developed, means have been found to exploit their vulnerabilities. Accordingly, states have found a new ground for geopolitical meddling in cyberspace. Whereas legislative measures for addressing cyber-criminality were developed quickly, the willingness of states to engage in discussions on how to regulate their own behaviour in cyberspace has been less forceful.

By Manyi Arrey Orok-Tambe on 22 Feb, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

As Internet governance (IG) grows increasingly important on international agendas, institutional coordination of the multistakeholder process is emerging as an important factor for successful IG outcomes.

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