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[Briefing] Internet governance in February 2016

23 February 2016 -

Geneva and online

Event description

Negotiations between the EU and USA on a post-Safe Habour agreements have been taken a step forward with the newly announced ‘EU-US privacy shield’. The Indian telecom regulatory authority has blocked Free Basics, while encryption debates continued to unfold this month in the USA and UK. Which other updates took place in February, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 23 February, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policies developments, and an update from local hubs.

[Update] The following are now available: digest | video recording:

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| podcast | presentation | photo gallery | IG Barometer for February. Join us next month for the March briefing.
[Update] Local hubs in Jakarta and Rio de Janeiro will share regional perspectives. The Jakarta hub will be hosted by HE Mr Rudiantara, Minister for Information and Communication Technology of the Republic of Indonesia, at Ruang Serbaguna, Kemkominfo, Jl Medan Merdeka Barat No. 9, Jakarta Pusat 10110; the Rio hub will be hosted by the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, at Praia de Botafogo, 190, 13th floor. Get in touch if you would you like to form a hub in your community.
[Update] View the recording, read digest, and download the presentation, from last month’s webinar briefing.

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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 policies developments. They are delivered live from Geneva (WMO Building, 2nd floor, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix), and broadcast online.

register-buttonThe Internet governance in February 2016 briefing takes place on Tuesday, 23rd February, at 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC). Join us online, in Geneva, or any of the local hubs; please  register to reserve your place.

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