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By on 03 Jul, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Facebook’s plans cryptocurrency ‘Libra’, online rental business coming under fire and a renewed push to tax digital giants were among the main digital policy trends in June 2019.

By on 14 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

An analytical summary of the Final Report of the UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

By on 10 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance


Some 28 participants from 25 countries around the world attended and successfully completed the Introduction to Digital Policy and Diplomacy course, running from 25 March to 15 May 2019, in New York. This was the second session of this interactive blended learning course offered by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and DiploFoundation in co-operation with the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in New York.

By on 05 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The continuing controversy around Huawei; the Christchurch call aiming to eliminate online violent extremism; and facial recognition technology raising alarms were among the main digital policy trends in May 2019.

By on 13 May, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Upcoming elections trigger fresh misinformation concerns; new data breaches lead to more pressure on companies; and an increased focus on digital health were among the main digital policy trends in April 2019.

By on 01 Apr, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Old concerns and new policy initiatives in the field of cybersecurity, Internet platforms on the radar again, and a renewed focus on the Internet economy were among the main digital policy developments in March 2019.

By on 05 Mar, 2019 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Hardware making a comeback, new artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives being launched, and intensifying efforts to curb the spread of harmful content were among the main digital policy developments in February 2019.

By and on 30 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Since its creation, the Internet has been regarded as a world of opportunities. Whereas it gives access to information, knowledge, and ideas, and contributes to faster communication and new business models, online engagement can also result in negative consequences that must be addressed. These include cyberbullying, self-harm, sexting, fake news, harmful or disturbing content, and threats to privacy, to name just a few. In recent years, debates on the psychological impacts of the Internet, including addiction and overexposure to technology, have also gained in momentum.

By on 30 Jan, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

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 recognised by some: free and, more importantly, verified data for facial recognition for ageing.

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