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. 

Fighting cybercrime through closer international cooperation

The second event in the Cybersecurity Days series ‒ Fighting cybercrime through closer international cooperation ‒ took place on 30 March and was co-organised by the Geneva Internet Platform and the Division for Security Policy, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.

College of Europe students discuss cybersecurity, digital challenges for Europe at Geneva Internet Platform

Discussing diplomacy and cyber politics in Geneva is just like studying fashion in Paris or music in Vienna: being where things happen, you simply step outside and are immersed in the policy dynamics. This is what 77 students from the College of Europe from 39 countries experienced recently during their visit to the Geneva Internet Platform.

Build a legacy for future generations, connect bridges: some suggestions for future action

The CONNECTing the Dots conference at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, on 3-4 March, concluded with the adoption of an outcome document, paving the way forward in each of the four main fields of digital policy (access to information and knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy, and the ethical dimensions of the information society).

Privacy issues discussed at CONNECTing the Dots

UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference continued yesterday afternoon with eight break-out sessions on access, privacy, freedom of expression and ethics.

We followed the second break-out session on privacy (break-out session 7), in which the panellists discussed privacy aspects in relation to legal frameworks, education, and corporate responsibility.

Keynote at the Mobile World Congress: Innovation for Inclusion

For those attendees who managed to get through the crazy traffic jams that turned the whole city upside down, another keynote session in Barcelona on emerging markets and innovation for inclusion took place this morning on Day 2 of the Mobile World Congress.

Ensuring user-centred privacy in a connected world

A business-dominated session at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-5 March) covered the issue of user-centred privacy.

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The Geneva Internet Platform is an initative of the Swiss authorities

 

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

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