New study: Towards a secure cyberspace via regional co-operation

With the increasing use of the Internet in everyday life and especially in global business, traditional crimes such as fraud, identity theft, and buying illegal goods are now being conducted through the Internet as well. Black markets on the ‘dark web’, cyber-weapons, malware, and exploits are proliferating.

Private Sector Engagement in Responding to the Use of the Internet and ICT for Terrorist Purposes

On the occasion of the Special Meeting of the Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee held in New York on 1-2 December 2016, ICT4Peace and the UN Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (UNCTED) presented an initial Report on the findings of a joint project on ‘Private Sector Engagement in Responding to the Use of the Internet and ICT for Terrorist Purposes: Strengthening Dialogue and Building Trust’.

Event report: Enhancing the Potential of Business for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace

The event ‘Enhancing the Potential of Business for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Peace’, under the overarching theme ‘Conflict sensitive business and access to information as strategies for prevention of destructible conflict’, was organised by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP).

Two experienced Swiss professionals join the Geneva Internet Platform as Senior Digital Policy Fellows

Geneva Internet Platform Digital Policy Fellowship 

For immediate release 

14 November 2016 

Mr Markus Kummer and Prof Rolf H. Weber are the first Senior Digital Policy Fellows at the Geneva Internet Platform. 

Geneva-based Ambassadors briefed on digital policy

The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation welcomed Geneva-based Ambassadors for a briefing on digital policy, led by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, on 7 September. The briefing was aimed at ambassadors who have recently presented their credentials in Geneva.

International Geneva’s Role in 2017 Digital Transformations

[Download the Press Release in PDF format]  

Report on Encryption, Anonymity, and the Human rights Framework

The annual report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, is now available online.

The Ethics of Online Anonymity or Zuckerberg vs. 'Moot'

The Ethics of Online Anonymity or Zuckerberg vs. 'Moot'
By Robert Bodle, PhD, College of Mount St. Joseph, USA irpbodle@gmail.com

Telecommunications Industry Dialogue Country Legal Frameworks

The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue has published a new online resource compiling information on some of the most important legal powers available to government authorities seeking to access communications data or to restrict the content of communications in 44 countries in which one or more Industry Dialogue operators is present. The resource brings together information published by Vodafone Group in June of 2014 and February of 2015, and by Telenor Group in May of 2015, with new material published by the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue. 

Future Challenges in Cyberspace

Future Challenges in Cyberspace GCSP Policy Paper 2015/4 by Aapo Cederberg.
 
Key points:
  • Cyber power is a global game changer. It brings along new asymmetries to power politics. All aspects of our lives and functions of our societies will be transformed by all-pervasive and hyper connected digitalisation. 

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The Geneva Internet Platform is an initative of the Swiss authorities

 

Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, DCAF, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva
 

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