DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform are present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (2-3 March), and will be presenting capacity development activities at a showcase session as part of the Ministerial Programme on Tuesday, 3rd March.
Though not as eventful and as dynamic as January, a few major events in February increased the pressure on policy areas like net neutrality, cybersecurity, and the IANA stewardship transition, as February’s IG barometer showed.
A useful tool to track the presence of specific issues in the public policy debate in comparison to the previous month, the barometer also revealed periods of low pressure for online privacy and data protection, updates to the global IG architecture, and jurisdiction issues.
The Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC) and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University have published a new report which examines the rapidly changing landscape of online intermediary liability at the intersection of law, technology, norms, and markets, and is aimed at informing and improving Internet policy-making globally.
Unsettled weather, with fresh winds, and storms at times, sums up the forecast for Internet governance (IG) in 2015, according to Diplo’s director Dr Jovan Kurbalija, speaking during Tuesday’s ‘crystal ball’ exercise – an annual event to discuss IG predictions for the year ahead.
On 15 January 2015, the Geneva Internet Platform hosted the first in a possible series of Cybersecurity Days, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN, DiploFoundation, DCAF (Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces), GCSP (Geneva Centre for Security Policy), ICT4Peace, and the University of Geneva.
NoC Internet Governance Research Project: Case Studies is an academic research pilot project which presents case studies on multistakeholder governance groups. The research has been undertaken by the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC) and facilitated by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Wolfgang Kleinwächter, professor emeritus at the University of Aarhus and member of the ICANN Board gives his insight into Internet governance in 2015.
2015 has just started, but the calendar of events related to Internet Governance is already fully packed until the end of the year. The list of issues under discussion gets longer and longer and more and more people expect concrete results from the numerous meetings.
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