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By Ryan Gener on 20 Nov, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Internet Governance

For many countries, the specific locus of citizen and other data for jurisdictional purposes is the data’s actual location. However, jurisdiction should be framed from a data processing and transfer perspective, and multilateral trade rules may serve as a guide to this approach. In the cloud computing age, data should generally be free from any geographic restrictions, save for certain exceptions involving national security, economic development and citizen identification.

By Angelic C. del Castilho on 14 Nov, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Learning

In 2006, as I was selected by my country to fulfil the role of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia, and I found myself searching for options to further my education in the diplomatic field, without having to suspend work. Serving in a non-English speaking country made it an extra challenge to use local libraries for furthering my education.

By Adriana Minović on 13 Nov, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now only months away from entering into force (May 2018). There have been numerous debates as to how it will change the landscape of data protection in the EU and beyond. But looking at the broader picture, the GDPR brings an important aspect into sharper focus: the integration of human rights into business practices.

By Fiorella Belciu on 30 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral, thus, Internet governance is by no means black and white. The governance concept adds a series of nuances for regulatory measures to prepare and protect users, particularly the most vulnerable ones, such as youth.

By on 25 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

The 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in December, in Buenos Aires. As discussed in a previous blog post, one of the main topics under consideration in preparation for MC11 is e-commerce.

By on 23 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

Disruption is today’s norm. International affairs are not exempt. Ability to handle disruption is needed in all professions. Disruption does not only come via technology, and can affect any area of activity. By its nature, it is unpredictable.

By Selcuk Colakoglu on 18 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy

The 9th BRICS summit which took place from 3-5 September, in Xiamen, has once again stimulated a debate about whether the grouping has become a new dominant actor for global governance. Alongside the G7 (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States), which represents the most developed economies in the world, BRIC, consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, is today able to have its name frequently mentioned as an alternative gathering of newly emerging and large-scale developing economies.

By on 13 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

Is digital diplomacy a proper area of study or a set of tools used to extend traditional diplomatic communication? How can Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) fully harness the potential of digital diplomacy? Does digital diplomacy empower civil society and social movements to the extent that they become diplomatic actors in their own right? How do social media and digital diplomacy solve the overlap of stakeholders’ interests? How do we engage with different realities promoted by social media?

By Rawl Prescott on 10 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy

Data and statistics have been gaining increased attention at the global level.  One of the main discussions right now surrounds the value and use of data. The Economist asserts that ‘the value of data is increasing,’ and that ‘data are to this century what oil was to the last one: a driver of growth and change’.

By on 06 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Proposals from European countries to change the rules regarding the taxation of Internet companies, continuous developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), and increased governmental pressures on technology companies to remove extremist content were among the main digital policy developments in the month of September.

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