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[Briefing] A historic 2020: Six months in review

30 June 2020 -


Event description

[Update] The recording of this Briefing is now available.

What started out as a normal year quickly turned into a year to remember due to COVID-19 and its impact on work and life. Technology and digital policy developments were also impacted.

In a dedicated online briefing on Tuesday, 30th June, at 11 UTC (13 CEST), the Geneva Internet Platform will run through the main trends in digital policy in the past six months, including the impact of the pandemic on technology and policy, and how technology has been helping to curb the spread. It will also look at other developments happening in the background, including cybersecurity issues, new rules on intermediary liability, and updates related to digital taxation.

The briefing will include a preview of the new Digital Watch observatory. 

The monthly Internet governance briefings are organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), a Swiss initiative run by DiploFoundation. Learn more about our monthly briefings and local hubs. To keep up-to-date with GIP events, subscribe to our mailing list. More information at

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