An interactive online capacity development programme Internet governance (IG) has become one of the most important policy areas of our time. Topics like privacy protection, human rights online, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of gl...

In the USA, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) is proposing to establish a new framework for authorities to access data stored abroad and thus amend the Stored Communications Act (SCA). We look at the salient features of the b...
 20 Mar 2018

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Internet governance (IG) may be more important to you than you realise. Have you been reading and worrying about cybersecurity threats? Does online surveillance concern you and your colleagues? These are important IG issues. Learning more about IG...

Today’s headlines often feature the word ‘cyber’, reporting on threats related to the virtual world: online child abuse, stolen credit cards and virtual identities, malware and viruses, botnets and denial-of-service attacks on corporate and governmen...
Start date:   11 Oct 2021
Say 'digital assets' and instantly eyes glaze, in a way wearily familiar to those of us who try and interest our friends and family in the details of the technologies we all rely on. And the deafening media roar over the revelations about PRI...
 21 Jun 2013

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Ever wondered how the Internet works and what all these terms and abbreviations stand for? You don't have to be an engineer to understand it. Diplo has produced two new animated videos in the ‘Internet Governance Lite’ series of vide...
 22 Mar 2013

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Most of us rely heavily on cloud services. The use of Gmail, Google docs, FlickR, Dropbox, iTunes are but a very few, common examples of cloud services which allow us to store our data online. Yet most of us take these services completely for grante...
 4 Dec 2012

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[Update] Scroll down to the section 'Also of Interest' below to read the webinar digest, where you can also watch/download an audio/video recording of the webinar, and view/download the webinar presentation. By moving to the cloud, we are e...
  27 Nov 2012


This paper looks at how cloud computing will surpass the Internet in adoption and usage as this technology’s users are on the other side of the digital divide. It looks at the diffusion of mobile phones and devices in developing countries and its continuous dramatic rise and at some popular mobile applications that are helping development efforts, such as m-Banking, m-Education, m-Health, m-Agriculture, and others that already exist and are popular within developing countries.

Internet governance research paper
 Sam Goundar, 2010
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If there are clouds, there might be rain--And it is raining, it is pouring... I know there are a lot of scary stories out there--you probably have a favorite one yourself (mine is the Pixar debacle where the award-winning movie Toy Story was almost ...
 2 Dec 2011

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Who owns the cloud? Is my data secure there? Who manages Internet domains and addresses and how? What is network neutrality? How can states provide for Internet security without breaching our basic human rights? Or can they? Can we have an Internet t...
 1 Dec 2011

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I’m reading two unrelated articles, both on cloud computing. The first article describes Apple’s launch of iCloud during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011), last week. Much hype surrounded Apple’s procla...
 16 Jun 2011

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