Cyber-attacks using smart devices, new bilateral cybersecurity agreements, and discussions on the challenges surrounding advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) were among the main developments in the month of October.
New events and developments in the field of Internet governance gave rise to different dynamics throughout the month of September. The IANA stewardship transition process moved into its final mile, while the 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum dominated this month’s discussions on e‑commerce and trade. Developments also occurred in other Internet governance areas, such as taxation, net neutrality, and tackling extremist material online.
In August this year, almost nine months after the adoption of the EU legal rules on network neutrality (Regulation (EU) 2015/2120), the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) published a set of Guidelines on the implementat
The summer months were uncharacteristically busy for Internet governance. NATO declared cyber to be the fourth military domain, while the EU-US Privacy Shield was approved. The Microsoft judgment will impact other jurisdiction cases, while e-commerce is gaining momentum.
The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation welcomed Geneva-based Ambassadors for a briefing on digital policy, led by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, on 7 September 2016. The briefing was aimed at ambassadors who have recently presented their credentials in Geneva.
The book 50 Years of Malta's Foreign Policy (1964-2014) is a new publication edited by Ambassador Saviour F. Borg, which gathers the speeches delivered by Malta’s Prime Ministers, Ministers, and Representatives in the General Debate of successive sessions of the United Nations General Assembly over a period of 50 years.