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

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. 

Geneva Digital Watch Newsletter - Issue 1, June 2015

Read or download Geneva Digital Watch - Issue 1, June 2015.

You receive hundreds of pieces of information on digital politics. We receive them, too. We decode, contextualise, and analyse them. Then we summarise them for you.

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. 

Internet governance developments in March

The IG Barometer for March showed that the past few weeks were more intensive for online privacy and data protection, net neutrality, jurisdiction, and the IANA transition process, compared to previous weeks.

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.

Just-in-time Course on Internet Governance April 2015

The main aim of this course is to assist permanent missions in actively following the increasingly relevant field of digital politics. The course is offered by the Geneva Internet Platform and delivered by DiploFoundation. 

The course will run from 22 April to 22 June 2014, using a blended learning technique combining dynamic exchange in an online classroom with lunchtime learning sessions at the Geneva Internet Platform. Deadline for application: 20 April 2015

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.


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative 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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