Published on 31 August 2017, Issue 23 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 overview of the top digital policy trends in July and August, including developments in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics picking up pace globally, extremist content remaining a cause of concern, countries banning Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and Uber suspended in more countries.
  • An analysis of the ongoing debate about the right to be forgotten, as France asks the Court of Justice of the European Union for clarifications on the territorial scope of the right. 
  • A look at the Internet Court that China has recently opened to deal specifically with Internet-related cases. While the Court is using digital tools to carry out its proceedings, it follows the same rules and procedures as traditional courts. 
  • An analysis of the implications of unprecedented growth of major Internet companies. We discuss market dominance concerns, tax avoidance practices, and implications for traditional market players.
  • A round-up of the main digital policy updates of July and August, with e-commerce, digital rights, infrastructure, and new technologies being among the prominent issues.
  • A review of the main digital policy events that were held in International Geneva during the past two months, such as the Fifth Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network, and the International Telecommunication Union Workshop on Security Aspects of Intelligent Transport System.

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

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