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[Briefing] Internet governance in November 2016

29 November 2016 -

Geneva, Switzerland; local hubs; and online

Event description

New cybersecurity and surveillance rules in different countries have raised concerns over privacy, data retention, and content regulation. The EU-US Privacy Shield was challenged again, while Internet companies faced criticism over the spread of ‘false information’ following the US Presidential election. What other digital policy developments took place, and how will they shape future developments? What can we expect? Join us for our next monthly briefing, on Tuesday, 29th November, for a round-up of the major global IG and digital policy developments.

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

YouTube player

the presentation; and the IG Barometer for November. Download also Issue 16 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter, and scroll down for updates from regional hubs. Join us again for the next briefing, on 31 January 2017! Registrations are now open.


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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 next Internet governance briefing takes place on Tuesday, 29th November, at 12:00 UTC (13:00 CET). Join us; fill in the registration form to join us online, or in Geneva, or scroll down to join any of the hubs.

Regional perspectives

Local hubs in Indonesia, Brazil, Tunis and South Eastern Europe will share their regional perspectives:

  • The South Eastern European hub is organised in collaboration with the South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG), and will be hosted at Diplo Centar, Branicevska 12a/12, Belgrade, Serbia. Registrations closed.
    • A summary of November developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe is available, and was presented during the hub’s meeting. 
  • Rio de Janeiro hub will be hosted by Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and will take place on Monday 28 November 2016, at 6:00 pm (Brasilia time).  Registrations closed.
    • A video of regional updates and perspectives from Brazil is now available:
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  • The Jakarta hub will be organised by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.
    • A video of regional updates and perspectives from Indonesia is available:
      YouTube player
  • The Tunis hub organised by Hivos IG MENA, will be hosted by the Tunisian Internet Agency at the 404 Lab 13 Jugurtha Street, Mutuelle ville, Tunis.
    • A video of regional updates and perspectives from Tunisia is available:
      YouTube player

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