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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 80

This is our 80th edition of The SCAN – Selected Curation of Articles on Net-Governance. Feel free to share your suggestions with us at SCAN@thegovlab.org. Highlights: The fallout from the United States Office of Personnel Management data breach continued this week, with the revelation that the original hack took place a full year ago. Russian lawmakers […]

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The GovLab at EuroDig 2015: Mapping Internet Governance

Last week, GovLab Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer Stefaan Verhulst participated in the EuroDig conference, which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference, an annual event, serves as an “open platform for informal and inclusive discussion and exchange on public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG) between stakeholders from all over Europe.” […]

The GovLab SCAN – Issue 76

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
ICANN officials announced that CEO Fadi Chehade will be leaving the organization in March 2016 prior to the IANA transition;
Pew Research Center released a new report on Americans’ privacy perceptions and behaviors; key findings include that 93% of Americans say it’s important to be in control of who can get information about them;
European Union ambassadors indicated that they will implement stiffer fines against companies that violate Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law, giving data protection authorities more effective enforcement measures.

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Event Recap and Key Takeaways: The Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security #SIPACyber

Last week, the GovLab participated in the Conference on Internet Governance and Cyber-Security, held at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in collaboration with The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG). The event spanned two days and covered several pressing topics in Internet governance, including privacy, freedom of expression, cross-border data flows, and […]

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Where can you find out what is happening on Internet Governance? A curation of eight calendars

The world of Internet Governance is complex and dynamic. To help navigate the Internet Governance ecosystem, the NETmundial Solutions Map seeks to provide a platform to exchange and document what responses exist to what issues and who is involved in the space. The design of the map was informed by a set of user interviews. […]

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 73

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:

The Burundi government blocked messaging services WhatsApp and Viber in response to anti-government presentations;
The Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic ruled that mass surveillance of its citizens is unconstitutional;
An updated law tackling online piracy came into effect on May 1st in Russia, giving authorities the power to tell Internet companies to take down sites accused of harboring pirated content without a court order.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 69

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
The Inaugural Coordination Council meeting of the NETmundial Initiative was held on March 31. The group “released a draft Terms of Reference (ToR) document for a public comment period from April 1- May 1, 2015”, and reviewed project proposals submitted on the platform to date;
A report released by a Belgian data protection agency this week detailed how “Facebook tracks the web browsing of everyone who visits a page on its site even if the user does not have an account or has explicitly opted out of tracking in the EU”, seemingly in violation of EU privacy law

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NETmundial Solutions Map Released for Public Comment

Today, in the wake of the NETmundial Initiative Council working meeting (Stanford Communique) , the GovLab is pleased to announce the beta release of the NETmundial Solutions Map for further public comment (from April 1 -May 1, 2015). The release is the culmination of a 6-month engagement and development strategy to ensure that the tool […]