Geneva Digital Watch Newsletter - Issue 6, December 2015

Read or download Geneva Digital Watch: Issue 6, December 2015.

A few highlights:

  • This year’s Internet Governance Forum pushed the boundaries in terms of tangible outcomes. Cognisant of the fact that it must evolve in order to remain relevant, the IGF community embraced the outputs on intersessional work and considered a number of documents as outputs. Yet, this can evolve further… And in an update from our data-mining analysis of IGF 2015 transcripts, the results reveal the structure of five main topics.
  • The WSIS+10 review process will culminate with a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly this month. Building on the innovative reporting from the 10th IGF, the Digital Watch reporting team is gearing up to provide live updates from New York. In preparation, Diplo’s CreativeLab has analysed the dominant themes related to the event, present in the online media sources.
  • In the aftermath of the recent ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU – which invalidated the long-standing Safe Harbor Framework – officials from the EU and the USA are now negotiating a new framework for the westward transfer of personal data. 
  • A number of agreements on spectrum allocation were reached during the International Telecommunication Union World Radiocommunication Conference, incl. the allocation of radio-frequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation and the assignment of frequency band to the operation of short-range high-resolution automotive radar.

Read or download the complete Geneva Digital Watch: Issue 6, December 2015.

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