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1 Internet Governance in April April 2016

2 Main events in April 3-6 Apr: Global Privacy Summit 2016 (Washington DC) 3-8 Apr: IETF 95 (Buenos Aires) 4-6 Apr: IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting (Geneva) 5-6 Apr: Launch of Council of Europe's Strategy for the Rights of the Child (Sofia) 7 Apr: 7th Russian IGF (Moscow) Apr: Open Geneva Hackathon 2016 (Geneva) 18 Apr: UNCTAD E-Commerce Week (Geneva) Apr: WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market (Geneva) 22 Apr: South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG) (Belgrade) 25 Apr: Technological Innovation for Digital Policy Issues (Geneva) Visit for details April

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6 Security Russia-India-China: reaffirm UN s key role in cybersecurity; support the adoption of universal rules on state behaviour US-Russia renew efforts to prevent countries from mistakenly attributing attacks to each other Mobile apps & Internet services (incl. Whatsapp, Viber, Wordpress) switch on encryption Panama Papers leak: breach exploited a common website vulnerability IG Barometer: 26 April

7 Privacy & human rights EU-US Privacy Shield: Article 29 Working Party has serious concerns over complexity, and public authorities access to data EU adopts GDPR: more user control of data, right to request erasure of data, right to data portability. Implementation is main challenge Council of Europe adopts Recommendation on Internet Freedom; European Convention on Human Rights applies both offline and online UNCTAD s report on data protection regulations suggests core set of principles as starting point for more compatibility & harmonisation IG Barometer: 26 April

8 UNCTAD: Data protection core principles 26 April

9 Global IG architecture G7: Joint Communiqué expresses concern over threats posed by terrorists use of the Internet and social networks; reconfirms that existing international law applies to cyberspace; reaffirms commitment to multistakeholder approach 11th IGF will be in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 6-9 December IG Barometer: 26 April

10 Sustainable development G7 Foreign Ministers commit to utilizing ICTs in addressing global issues and achieving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Online discussions on science, technology, and innovation for SDGs are ongoing; discussions will feed into the first multistakeholder forum on science, technology, and innovation for SDGs (New York, 6-7 June) IG Barometer: 26 April

11 Infrastructure The telecom regulatory authority in Morocco is sued for blocking VoIP services. Agency said foreign entities did not have the necessary telecoms licenses to operate European Commission launches European Cloud Initiative, which will see creation of European Open Science Cloud (virtual environment for & science professionals to host/share data), & deployment of a European Data Infrastructure Spam volumes continue to decrease (report from Trustwave) IG Barometer: 26 April

12 Net Neutrality White House threatens to veto passage of anti-net neutrality bill; the bill could remove US FCC s authority to set broadband rates or review whether a rate is reasonable Egypt s decision to block Facebook s Internet.org came after the company refused to accede to surveillance requests, Reuters reveals IG Barometer: 26 April

13 E-commerce and Internet economy European Commission: Google has breached EU anti-trust rules by abusing dominant position in Europe & imposing restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators UNCTAD s E-Commerce Week: data protection, e- trade, measuring e-commerce. Launch of Data Protection Report, & B2C E-commerce Index WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market: sustainability and emerging economic models of the digital content IG Barometer: 26 April

14 UNCTAD s B2C E-commerce Index 2016: Top 10 economies 26 April

15 Jurisdiction and legal issues EU s new GDPR expands its territorial reach to non-eu entities processing the personal data of Europeans One-stop shop under GDPR: where a company has multiple establishments in different EU countries, it will fall under responsibility of lead authority in the country of the company s main establishment IG Barometer: 26 April

16 IANA Transition ICANN and Verisign will run parallel test of root zone management system for 90 days, to verify the integrity of data contained in root zone file following the transition Ongoing call for comments on ICANN s new draft bylaws; draft reflects recommendations contained in the IANA stewardship transition proposal and in the accountability proposal IG Barometer: 26 April

17 Main events in May 1-7 May: Fast Africa - Action Week for Internet Rights (throughout Africa) 2-6 May: WSIS Forum 2016 (Geneva) 2-6 May: LACNIC 25 (Havana) 9-13 May: CSTD 19th Session (Geneva) May: 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (Boston) May: ITU-D Global Symposium for Regulators 2016 (Sharm el-sheikh) 17 May: Belarus Internet Governance Forum (Minsk) May: 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (San Jose) May: RIPE 72 (Copenhagen) 24 May: Swiss IGF (Bern) 25 May-2 June: ITU Council: 2016 Session (Geneva) Visit for details April

18 From the Geneva Internet Platform & DiploFoundation Past events 8 April: Presentation of Cybersecurity Competence Building Trends study (follow-up webinar on 19 April) 25 April: Conference on Technical Innovation for Digital Policy Ongoing Leading up to WSIS Forum 2016: Live updates and reporting will be provided on GIP Digital Watch observatory Upcoming 30 April: Issue 10 of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter 2 May: Discussion: Engaging Digital Actors - Fostering Effective Digital Policy - Monitoring Digital Governance (Geneva & online, during WSIS Forum 2016) 4 May: Discussion: Ensuring Civil Society's Voice is Heard in ICANN (Geneva) 31 May: Next briefing on Internet governance (Geneva, hubs, online) 26 April

19 Regional updates Local hubs & regional perspectives 26 April

20 Next steps Time for your questions & suggestions 26 April

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