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By on 19 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

At the opening of the annual UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), held on 12–14 November 2018 at UNESCO in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron launched the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a high-level declaration laying out common principles for securing cyberspace.

By on 11 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

An abundance of new cybersecurity declarations and resolutions, calls for ethical considerations in artificial intelligence (AI) systems development, and new rulings regarding the gig economy were among the main digital policy developments in November 2018.

By on 28 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Eleven students have graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Six of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance.

 

The graduates and their research topics were: 

By on 22 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The continuation of data breaches and a tougher backlash against tech companies, a new push for EU tax on tech giants, and a possible change in applying antitrust rules in order to protect competition per se were among the main digital policy developments in October 2018.

By on 12 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Countries stepping up their cyber offensive capabilities, data governance debates intensifying, and the calls for modernisation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) continuing were among main digital policy developments in September 2018.

By Danielle Tomson and David Morar on 01 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

You do not have to be a fan of conspiracy theories to worry about the precedent that Apple, YouTube and Facebook set by banning Alex Jones and Infowars.com. Jones complained that it was like ‘something out of “1984”’, as he does not know how to rebut Facebook’s decision. The company does not divulge how it makes these decisions, for fear that users would deliberately push boundaries.

By Pedro Vilela Resende Gonçalves on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Internet Governance

Developments in AI, IoT and smart devices, and other data‑heavy applications have led to a major increase in data traffic.

By Editor on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

Reflections on the future of humanity, the urgency to fulfill sustainable development goals by 2020, and data governance issues were among main digital policy developments in July and August 2018.

By on 03 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Last Friday, the German newspaper Die Zeit organised its third Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference. I was born in Germany and have just moved back after a nine-year stint in Great Britain, so I went to get my first direct impression of the country’s relationship to AI and to hear debates about digital politics in general.

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