The Right to be Forgotten: from Spain to Luxembourg and Beyond

by Stephanie Borg Psaila

Last Friday, during a Google Advisory Council meeting in London, freedom of expression activist Article 19 once again expressed its concern over the recent decision on the right to be forgotten, and the implications of this decision.

Preparing for the Geneva Internet Conference: Major IG Events in 2014

Blog post by David Rüfenacht taken from DiploFoundation website.
20 October 2014

There is less than a month to go to the Geneva Internet Conference. Scheduled for 18‒19 November, the conference will wrap up a very busy year in Internet governance (IG) and lay the basis for a decisive 2015.

Geneva Internet Governance Index (GIGI)

Geneva Internet Governance Index (GIGI) – The role of Geneva in global Internet governance
Illustration demonstrating Geneva’s role for each Internet governance issue and for the complete basket

The Hidden Treasure of Geneva

Why is Switzerland attractive to international organisations? What does the country do well? What must it do to stay ahead? To answer such questions, Avenir Suisse invited three of the stars of Geneva’s constellation of international organisations to speak at this year’s autumn meeting: Michael Møller, interim director general of the United Nations Geneva base; Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and Jovan Kurbalija, director of the Geneva Internet Platform.

How to Overcome IG Policy Silos on Global and National Levels

How do policymakers find the right balance between tackling issues like cybersecurity and safeguarding digital rights? How can innovation be encouraged and users’ experience improved in the net neutrality debate? In tackling multifaceted issues, how can policy coherence be ensured by the various actors?

Besseres Branding für Genf

This post was originally published by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung at

Die Schweiz ist ein herausragender Cluster für internationale Organisationen, allen voran in Genf. Der Nutzen für das Land wird gemeinhin als gross wahrgenommen. Eine kritische Analyse der effektiven Wirkung für Politik und Wirtschaft fehlt.

Communiqué de Presse by ATS: Cybersurveillance: le Souci Sécuritaire l'Emporte

Source: Agence télégraphique suisse

(ats) Les préoccupations sécuritaires ont tendance à l'emporter sur la protection de la sphère privée, ont affirmé lundi 6 octobre à Genève des experts. Pour le conseiller aux Etats Luc Recordon (Verts/VD), la cybersurveillance s'aggrave du fait des craintes liées à la montée de l'extrémisme islamique.

Whom do I Contact if I Cant to Raise my IG Concern?

To whom do we address our concerns on privacy and surveillance? Which organisation do we get in touch with if we need information about technical aspects? Where can we learn about the latest developments?

With IG increasing in complexity, and with so many players dealing with IG issues, connecting the dots has become difficult. Not only are there many different stakeholders involved in the process, but various processes are taking place in parallel.

Diplo Director Addresses Torino Symposium on Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem

As Internet governance rises in complexity, we are faced with a growing challenge to bridge policy silos, DiploFoundation director Dr Jovan Kurbalija explained during a symposium on The Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem, which took place in Turin, Italy, on 2 October, 2014.

GIP Webinar Digests

Links to Geneva Briefing webinar digests can be found here.

GIP thematic and event webinar digests:

Data protection and the right to be forgotten (30 September 2014)

The global seismic Internet & landscape change (17 September 2014)


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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