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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.

By Michal Brichta on 02 Jan, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

The purpose of this blog is to give a new impulse to the discussion on the role of private business in today’s public diplomacy and to open the question on what exactly private public diplomacy means, and whether it should exist as a concept. If there is such a thing as private public diplomacy, what exactly does it imply? Can we simply describe it as the involvement of private businesses in the process of building and maintaining a country’s (city’s, region’s) image abroad, or in the process of advocating for an internationally important cause such as climate change or human rights?

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.

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