Regulation by states, or self-regulation by companies themselves? There is almost no field of Internet governance that does not involve this debate. The well-known example in the telecom market is, of course, service costs: business opts for an op...
 20 Jan 2012

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The Internet, as we know it today, has evolved from a platform of the tech, academic, and research elite, to a tool for the general public, given its wide adoption by the mainstream modern society (Naughton, 2016). Without the benefit of hindsight, f...
 16 Nov 2020

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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

Event
The workshop will take place on Friday, 14th June 2019 at the Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event expects to gather attendees from the region to discuss personal data and privacy, and take a look at case studies, related to peo...
  14 Jun 2019

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The second Western Balkans Digital Summit will bring together more than 3 000 participants to take regional digital co-operation to the next level. Senior representatives from governments, international institutions, businesses, community organisatio...
  3 Apr 2019

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Have you seen the recent 10-year challenge on social media - people posting their personal photos from 2008 and 2018 side by side? Our collective data consciousness increased after Cambridge Analytica, so the probable purpose of this meme was quickly...
 30 Jan 2019

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Low and middle income countries are rolling out sophisticated digital identification systems. Will they be a panacea for social and economic inclusion, or are they another way to control people’s personal information? For generations, peopl...
 21 Jan 2019

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How can you participate in this dialogue? Switzerland invites states, the private sector, the tech community, civil society, academia, cybersecurity experts and other interested parties to participate in this dialogue either by joining online disc...
  1 Oct 2018

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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...

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The Geneva Internet L@w Summer School, organised by the Univesity of Geneva, will be held on 18–29 June 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. The schoolwill give students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the framework of an Inter...
  18 Jun 2018

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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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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now only months away from entering into force (May 2018). There have been numerous debates as to how it will change the landscape of data protection in the EU and beyond. But looking at the broader ...
 13 Nov 2017

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will take effect one year from now - on 25 May 2018. In this post, two central questions are tackled: Who will be affected by the new rules, and what does the regulation apply to? Simply put,...
 30 May 2017

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(with contributions from Aida Mahmutović) The fight over personal data transfers between the European Union (EU) and the USA is not over. Earlier this month, a second legal challenge directed at the Privacy Shield framework was raised. After be...
 18 Nov 2016

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The Asian Forum on Global Governance is an annual event jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation and ZEIT-Stiftung. The forum is aimed at exploring challenges facing the global community. It provides participants with a platform to discu...
  16 Oct 2016

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Nine months after the invalidation of the Safe Harbour Agreement, the European Commission (EC) confirmed that the new EU-US Privacy Shield affords adequate protection to the privacy of EU citi­zens. The framework imposes stronger obligations on US co...
 16 Sep 2016

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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...

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