[registration-issues-wg] Fwd: Digital Watch newsletter - a look back at July & August
Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
ocl at gih.com
Thu Aug 25 15:26:43 UTC 2016
Anyone interested in Internet Governance might be interested as
subscribing (free of charge) to this newsletter from the Geneva Internet
Of potential interest this month is the new EU-US Privacy Shield,
summarised in the newsletter. I wonder whether that affects the regular
requests from European Registrars to seek a data retention waiver (like
this one: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-09-en )
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Subject: Digital Watch newsletter - a look back at July & August
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:45:29 +0000
From: Geneva Internet Platform <gip at diplomacy.edu>
Reply-To: Geneva Internet Platform <gip at diplomacy.edu>
To: *|MMERGE3|* <ocl at gih.com>
Digital Watch newsletter - a look back at July & August
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Issue 13 of the /Geneva Digital Watch/ newsletter
out! The issue provides the latest digital policy updates which took
place in July and August. The main highlights:
* Summer is generally a quiet period for policy-making. This year,
however, July and August have been uncharacteristically busy. NATO
declared cyberspace as its fourth operation domain; the EU-US
Privacy Shield was approved, while the Internet was at the centre of
terrorist and security threats. State responsibility in cyberspace
is being discussed, while e-commerce is gaining momentum.
* Nine months after the invalidation of the Safe Harbour Agreement,
the European Commission confirmed that the new EU-US Privacy Shield
affords adequate protection to the privacy of EU citizens when their
data are transferred to the US. We explore the seven key privacy
principles that US companies must adhere to, as well as the new
commitments made by the US government in relation to the
implementation of the Shield.
* Pokemon Go has achieved massive popularity. With its interplay
between the virtual and physical experiences of our reality, the
game brings into sharper focus many issues related to how the
Internet is used and how it affects our society. It also has
implications on many digital policy areas.
* The IG Barometer of Online Media reveals the top three debated
topics so far this summer: access and digital divide, Internet
Protocol numbers and root zone, and the Internet of Things. We give
an overview of the main developments in these three areas.
* Included in this issue are events that took place in International
Geneva, and the main global digital policy events in September.
* The Brazilian version on Issue 13, in Portuguese, will be available
Download your copy
the July & August newsletter.
The GIP Team
PS. We hope to see you for the briefing on Internet governance in July &
next Tuesday, 30th August.
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