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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 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 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.

By on 24 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s:

What is diplomacy? Who is a diplomat? And what is it that diplomats do? The answers to these questions will always be contingent. We can only ever give them from the vantage point of a particular place and time. We tend to forget this when we debate these questions. We also tend to forget that things could be otherwise and that by raising these questions we not only debate what is but also have a chance to rethink how things could or even should be.

By Philip Conway on 22 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

I am a little late to this particular party; however, in the middle of last year, a very interesting debate broke out between the blogs of Shaun Riordan, Katharina Hone and others on the subject of ‘new’ diplomacies. Does the proliferation of new ‘kinds’ of (or prefixes for) diplomacy serve an intellectual, analytical purpose, or is it just another case of academics hankering after scholarly turf?

By Grace Mutung'u on 16 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

Many issues in Internet governance are discussed on both the global and regional levels. For example, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) makes policy on domain names, while the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) discusses a wide range of infrastructural, economic and cultural issues about the Internet.

By Félix Blanc and Florence Poznanski on 08 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

Brazil is about to welcome a new submarine cable linking Latin America to Europe: ELLALINK. In addition to strengthening digital inclusion on the continent and reducing access costs, ELLALINK may offer an innovative model of governance that will protect Internet global infrastructures as common goods, thanks to the allocation of indefeasible access rights to non-commercial backbone providers.

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