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DiploFoundation's Executive Director, Professor Jovan Kurbalija, will be a panellist in this discussion, which will discuss whether a more coordinated, global approach to data protection is required, and what States and private entities can do in thi...
 5 Oct 2020

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  The most recent Report on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) estimates that 6% of the world’s population is likely to continue living in extreme poverty by 2030, and least developing countries will most likely fail to meet their industrialisatio...
 24 Sep 2019

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21st century life is fundamentally shaped by digital technology. Comprehending the discourse of ‘cyber’, ‘digital’, and ‘technology’ seems as taxing as it does problematic. Moreover, digital space is one where data and identity mix, overlap, and inte...
 20 May 2019

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In the debates surrounding the sustainable development goals (SDGs), a huge emphasis has been placed on having the right kind of data in working towards the global goals. We are encouraged to ‘measure what we treasure’ to achieve the 2030 development...
 10 Nov 2018

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Developments in AI, IoT and smart devices, and other data‑heavy applications have led to a major increase in data traffic. It is estimated that global data centre traffic will triple by 2020. The increase in volume of data has increased the scale of ...
 18 Sep 2018

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As someone who has worked in public diplomacy since 2011, I do not remember a time when public diplomacy did not also mean digital diplomacy and, consequently, some manner of data diplomacy. From the beginning, the data we gleaned from social media w...
 6 Aug 2018

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Digital diplomacy for small states 26 April 2018 | 9:00-16:00 | 2nd floor, WMO building Data is often described as a critical resource of modern society, or even the oil of the new economy. Vast amounts of data are generated daily t...
 26 Apr 2018

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The increasingly digitalised world, the sharing economy, and the ongoing developments in automation and AI bring changes to the world of work. Several reports and studies released this month shed light on how these changes could look, how employers a...
 25 Mar 2018

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CyberMediation New technologies for political mediation: opportunities and risks 13 March, 2018 13.00 - 15.00 CET Geneva Internet Platform (2ndfloor, WMO building), Geneva and online The initiative The development of...
 13 Mar 2018

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Dr Katharina (Kat) E Höne researches, writes, and teaches on a number of issues in the area of diplomacy, global governance, and the impact of technology on international relations. Over the last years, she has focused on research at the intersection...

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Download the Press Release in PDF format Geneva, Switzerland, 8 February 2018: DiploFoundation has published a new report on Data Diplomacy: Updating Diplomacy to the Big Data Era, commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finla...
 9 Feb 2018

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In our next WebDebate we will focus on the potential of big data for diplomacy. In February, Diplo will be launching the report Data Diplomacy: Updating Diplomacy to the Big Data Era, which was commissioned by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs....
 6 Feb 2018

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Conflict prevention largely depends on the availability of timely data and information. Whether it concerns the collection of mobile phone data to understand people’s mobility patterns, or the use of satellite data to assess conditions in remote area...
 9 Nov 2017

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The MyData conference gathers an international crowd from business, academia, civil society, and governments to take a human-centred approach to personal data and discuss its global management. It is organised around 12 thematic tracks: &...
 30 Aug 2017

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New: Read thesummary report Data Diplomacy: Big Data for Foreign Policy 09:00-13:30, Press Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland (Kanavakatu 3B, Helsinki) Data science and big data are often-heard concepts, yet ...
 9 Oct 2017

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