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

A Briefing Paper based on the this text is available for download in PDF format.

The year 2018 represents a tipping point for the Internet and its governance. Processes that have been evolving are now starting to mature. Policy decisions are needed. If Internet governance is consumed by inertia or controlled by the invisible hand of the market, the Internet is likely to fragment into numerous national and commercial Internet(s).

By on 12 Dec, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

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

The graduates and their research topics were: 

In November, Diplo celebrated 15 years of DiploFoundation and 25 years of research and training on Internet and diplomacy.

By on 04 Dec, 2017 | From the channel/s: Webinars, Internet Governance

The ongoing search for ways and means to address cybersecurity issues on a global level, courts continuing to shape the applicability of digital policy across different jurisdictions, and new disclosures of data braches were among the main digital policy developments in the month of November. 

By Ryan Gener on 20 Nov, 2017 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Internet Governance

For many countries, the specific locus of citizen and other data for jurisdictional purposes is the data’s actual location. However, jurisdiction should be framed from a data processing and transfer perspective, and multilateral trade rules may serve as a guide to this approach. In the cloud computing age, data should generally be free from any geographic restrictions, save for certain exceptions involving national security, economic development and citizen identification.

By Adriana Minović on 13 Nov, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

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 picture, the GDPR brings an important aspect into sharper focus: the integration of human rights into business practices.

By Fiorella Belciu on 30 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Technology is neither good nor bad, nor is it neutral, thus, Internet governance is by no means black and white. The governance concept adds a series of nuances for regulatory measures to prepare and protect users, particularly the most vulnerable ones, such as youth.

By on 25 Oct, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

The 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in December, in Buenos Aires. As discussed in a previous blog post, one of the main topics under consideration in preparation for MC11 is e-commerce.

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