Published on 30 November 2017, Issue 26 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter provides the latest digital policy updates which took place in November. The main highlights include:

Issue 26 - Geneva Digital Watch newsletter

  • An overview of the top digital policy trends in November, including the ongoing search for cyber-norms at international level, the debate on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) unfolding, new data breaches and cyber vulnerabilities raising questions about disclosure obligations for both companies and governments, courts continuing to shape the applicability of digital policies across different jurisdictions, and rifts appearing in e-commerce negotiations ahead of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • An analysis of the possible roll back of the US net neutrality rules. As the Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on new regulations to replace the 2015 Open Internet order, we look at the reactions and what might happen after the vote. 
  • An overview of the main issue raised during the debates of the Group of Governmental Experts on LAWS, which met in Geneva to explore the technological, military, legal, and ethical implications of autonomous weapons. 
  • A list of main activities the Geneva Internet Platform will be engaged in during the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (18–21 December, Geneva), including just-in-time session reports, IGF Daily summaries, and an Art @IGF project.
  • A round-up of the main digital policy updates of November, with security, e-commerce, digital rights, net neutrality, and new technologies being prominent this month.
  • A review of the main digital policy events that were held in International Geneva during the past month, such as the Geneva Digital Talks, the Geneva Peace Week, and the 6th United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights.

The November issue of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter is now available in FrenchSpanish and Bahasa Indonesian. Download your copy.



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

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