Published on 30 June 2017, Issue 22 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter provides the latest digital policy updates which took place in June. The main highlights include:

Issue 22 - Geneva Digital Watch newsletter

  • An analysis of the last meeting of the UN Group of Governmental Expert (UN GGE) – tasked with examining cyber-threats and making recommendations – and its inability to reach consensus over a final report. We look at what members agreed on, and what the lack of consensus could mean for the future of the UN-mandated group, and for the overall dialogue on the conduct of states in cyberspace.
  • An overview of the top trends in June, including new cyber-norms proposed by the private sector (with a focus on Google’s proposal to allow law enforcement to ask digital evidence directly from Internet companies); governments renewing calls for more regulation of the Internet and more responsibility from the part of the private sector; court ruling placing digital legacies in focus; and widespread disruptions in Internet access.
  • A discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications, including some of the main concerns that AI raises in areas such as the labour market, safety and security, ethics, accountability, and transparency. Plus, we give examples of areas where AI is being put in use, from autonomous cars to content policy and cybersecurity.
  • A round-up of the main digital policy updates of the month, with infrastructure, security, e-commerce, net neutrality, and jurisdiction being among the prominent issues.
  • A review of the main digital policy events that were held in International Geneva in June, such as the WSIS Forum and the AI for Good Global Summit.

Issues: Security, Development, Economic, Infrastructure and standardisation, Legal, Human rights, Sociocultural

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