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[Briefing] Internet governance in August 2017

29 August 2017 -

Geneva, Switzerland; local hubs; and online

Event description

Efforts to counter the spread of online extremism have picked up, as countries and the Internet industry focus on new measures. The debate on net neutrality, especially in the USA, has also picked up. Uber suffered a blow with new restrictions in several countries, and new rulings confirming that drivers are to be considered employees, while governments continue to impose new taxes on the Internet market.

[Update] The following resources are now available: View the briefing recording, including perspectives from local hubs:

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read the digest, summarising the main interventions; download your copy of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter rounding up the updates for August

What other developments took place in July and August, and how will they shape future digital policy? What can we expect in September? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 29th August, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

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Every last Tuesday of the month, the Internet governance briefings provide a ‘zoomed-out’ update of the major global IG and digital policy developments. They are delivered live from Geneva (WMO Building, 2nd floor, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix), and broadcast online.

The Internet governance in July and August 2017 briefing takes place on Tuesday, 29th August, at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST). Join us online, or in Geneva, or from any of the hubs; fill in the registration form to reserve your place.

Regional perspectives

Local hub in Brazil will share their regional perspectives.

  • The Rio de Janeiro hub will be hosted by Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation.

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