[ Webinar] Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

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The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to regulate the activity and development of major digital platforms so as to avoid the concentration of economic value in the hands of a few larger players. On 24 March 2022, the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on a draft text which introduces a specific regulation of digital platforms (known as ‘gatekeepers’) based on their economic size and activities as essential platform services.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to modernise the EU’s 2000 directive on e-commerce and the regulation of access to illegal content or products. On 23 April 2022,  a political agreement was reached between the EU Parliament and EU member states on the proposal on the DSA put forth by the EU Commission in December 2020. 

The Permanent Representation of France to the UN in Geneva, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva would like to invite you to the webinar:

Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

10 May 2022 

15:00-16:00 CEST 

(13:00 – 14:00 UTC)

Online

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During the panel speakers will:

  1. Discuss the economic, ethical, and political challenges of the development of large digital platforms and intermediate services; 
  2. Analyse the legislative work carried out by European institutions; 
  3. Discuss the challenges linked to the implementation of these regulations 

Panellists

  • Mr Henri Verdier, Ambassador for digital affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France 
  • Mr Prabhat Agarwal, Head of Digital Services and Platforms Unit, Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)
  • Ms Marilia Maciel, Head of Digital Commerce and Internet Policy, Geneva Internet Platform

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To improve quality services and infrastructures, particularly in LDC and SIDS nations, it is necessary to invest US$ 1.5billion over the next five years.

This investment will return at least tenfold investment. Early warning systems can have a significant impact on reaching the SDGs.

Source: World Meteorological Organisation 

[Briefing #83] Internet governance in March 2022

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The next Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, 26th April, at 12.00 UTC (14.00 CEST). Register here!

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The conflict in Ukraine has taken centre stage, and the magnitude of its digital impact is only rising.

In our monthly Internet Governance Briefing, we will discuss the digital side of conflict: decisions taken by authorities and private companies in reaction to the ongoing conflict, as well as their impact on the internet. How are sanctions and the restriction of freedoms affecting the global internet – and is there a future for a truly global internet as we know it?

Register and join the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 29th March, at 12.00 UTC (14.00 CEST).

In the meantime you can also visit the dedicated page Ukraine conflict: Digital and cyber aspects.

For the latest developments, we encourage you to visit the updates page, and register for the Digital Watch weekly newsletter which is sent by email every Friday.

The monthly Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)’s Digital Watch Observatory, a Diplo initiative. Keep up with the most recent digital policy and internet governance updates, in-time reports from major global digital policy events, existing and emerging policy trends and much more! Subscribe to the Digital Watch Observatory newsletters here to receive in-time and in-depth analysis on digital policy.

[Briefing #82] Standards in digital policy | Cybersecurity and humanitarian work

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The briefing recording is also available as a podcast.

You can now also register for the March Internet Governance Briefing.

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Join us for February’s Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 22nd February, at 13.00 UTC (14.00 CET).

In this monthly Internet Governance Briefing, we will

  • shine a light on the role of standards for the future of digital policy and geopolitics
  • look ahead at the ITU World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly
  • discuss cybersecurity and humanitarian work: from the hack of the ICRC, to negotiating cyber-norms related to humanitarian perspectives

Register and join the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Zoom for an interactive experience or watch our live streams on YouTube and Facebook on the last Tuesday of each month.

For the latest developments, we encourage you to visit the updates page, and register for the Digital Watch weekly newsletter which is sent by email every Friday.

The monthly Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)’s Digital Watch Observatory, a Diplo initiative. Keep up with the most recent digital policy and internet governance updates, in-time reports from major global digital policy events, existing and emerging policy trends and much more! Subscribe to the Digital Watch Observatory newsletters here to receive in-time and in-depth analysis on digital policy.

[Briefing #81] Internet governance in January 2022

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As is now tradition, our first briefing of the year will focus on predictions for the year ahead of us. What lies in store for 2022? What are the top trends to keep an eye on?

Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy updates and join our experts as they analyse the existing and emerging policy trends, on Tuesday, 25th January, at 13.00 UTC (14.00 CET).

Register and join the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Zoom for an interactive experience or watch our live streams on YouTube and Facebook on the last Tuesday of each month.

For the latest developments in digital policy, we encourage you to visit the updates page on our observatory, and register for the Digital Watch weekly newsletter which is sent by email every Friday.

The monthly Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)’s Digital Watch Observatory, a Diplo initiative.

Monthly Internet governance briefing – October 2021

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Join us for or our monthly hour-long briefing and discussion on the latest global digital policy developments on Tuesday, 26 October, at 12.00 UTC (14.00 CEST). Our Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing will be live on Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook. We’ll be analysing the latest developments, including:

The OECD tax rules were agreed upon by 136 countries. How will this impact big tech companies and the rest of society?

After years of growing mistrust, the US-EU Trade and Technology Council turned the page in their partnership. They agreed to sync their policy approaches in priority areas, coordinate their actions in international bodies, and partner with third countries to drive their shared policy goals. How will these agreements affect the world in the coming months?

Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy updates from all around the globe and join our experts as they analyse the existing and emerging policy trends.

Register and join the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Zoom for an interactive experience or watch our live streams on YouTube and Facebook on the last Tuesday of each month.

For the latest developments, visit the updates page, and register for the Digital Watch weekly newsletter to have the latest in global digital policy in your inbox every Friday!

The monthly Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)’s Digital Watch Observatory, a Diplo initiative. Keep up with the most recent digital policy and internet governance updates, in-time reports from major global digital policy events, existing and emerging policy trends and much more! Subscribe to the Digital Watch Observatory newsletter here to receive in-time and in-depth analysis on digital policy.