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Year in review: The digital policy developments that defined 2021

Stephanie Borg Psaila

For most countries, 2021 was a continuation of pandemic woes. As people swapped contact tracing apps for vaccine passports, the wave of misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines spread even faster.  Beyond COVID-19, the b...

Addressing discrimination in data-driven advertising: Regulatory opportunities and failures within the EU

Ana Maria Corrêa

The marketing industry has become a data-driven realm. It uses data to predict consumer preferences, to anticipate their needs, convince them about the utility of a new product, shape their shopping habits, and to ...

Schrems II – The judgement and initial reflections

Pavlina Ittelson

Anyone that shops online, uses social media, or even sends an email has most likely had their personal data sent around the world. Data, including your personal details, is transferred over the global network without ...

Digital health

Nagisa Miyachi

Just as other aspects of our everyday lives have benefited significantly from the advancement of technology, so has our health. These advancements in technology not only provide us with tools to encourage us to monito...

Training and courses

Humanitarian Diplomacy online course

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Starting 20 Feb 23

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Cybersecurity

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Economic Diplomacy online course

Economic Diplomacy

Starting 09 Oct 23

Events

Data 2025 – Conference

19 Mar 20 -

Switzerland

Exhibition – Inside Internet corridors

07 May 18 - 11 May 18

Serbia

Joint Civil Society Meeting 2017

16 Dec 17 -

Switzerland

Diplo at MyData 2017

30 Aug 17 - 01 Sep 17

Diplo at RightsCon Brussels 2017

29 Mar 17 - 31 Mar 17

Belgium

MAPPING Second General Assembly

31 Oct 16 - 02 Nov 16

Czech Republic

Jurisdiction in the Internet era

06 Nov 14 -

Switzerland

ICT policy and IG workshop in Addis Ababa

06 Apr 11 - 08 Apr 11

Ethiopia

Resources

2021

UNCTAD Digital Economy Report 2021

The Digital Economy report 2021 provides a review of studies dealing with cross-border data flows and analyses the inequalities in the data-driven digital economy. The Report looks at existing governance approaches at national, regional and multilateral levels, with a ... Read more...

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2019

The EU’s New Commission: Digital Policy in the Limelight (Briefing Paper #13)

In this briefing paper, Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila analyses Ursula von der Leyen's new EU Commission's emphasis on digital policy for 2019–2024.... Read more...

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2018

Updating International Geneva to the Data-driven Era (Briefing Paper #12)

In this briefing paper, Ms Rafaela Marinho and Mr Avi Krish Bedi outline their research on how international organisations (IOs) in Geneva address and use big data in their work.... Read more...

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2017

Connecting Asia and Europe | ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017 | Volume I: Data on Connectivity

ASEF Outlook Report 2016/2017, CONNECTIVITY: Facts and Perspectives offers statistical and qualitative analyses on the status of Asia-Europe connectivity. Volume I: Data on Connectivity, in particular, presents data on Asia-Europe connectivity as it relates to the fol... Read more...

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2006

Data Diplomacy: Mapping the Field

The adoption of open data policies and the standardization of data collection were among the recommendations made during DiploFoundation's Data Diplomacy Roundtable: Mapping the Field, a brainstorming event that took place on 5 April 2017 – on the role of (big) data ... Read more...

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2011

Intergovernmental organisations sharing and linking open and real-time data for inclusive governance

The rapid rise of the Internet has encouraged the use of open, real-time, and linked data to help understand and improve development processes.The advancement of data use for development without an Internet governance framework, however, raises the importance of inclu... Read more...

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