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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 SCAN – Issue 79

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
The FCC’s net neutrality rule officially took effect on Friday, June 12, despite efforts by telecommunications companies to delay the implementation;
The French data protection watchdog ordered Google to delist links from all Google domains (not just Google.fr), within 15 days, in accordance with the right to be forgotten rule.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 78

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
A new briefing by Amnesty International and Privacy International lays out a 7-point plan for the post-Snowden revelations era, with recommendations for legal and policy reform, corporate due diligence, and international standards;
The Paraguayan Senate defeated a mandatory data retention bill that would have compelled local ISPs to retain communications and location details of every user for a period of 12 months;
Last Sunday night, the provisions of the Patriot Act that allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) to conduct a bulk data collection program expired. The future of the program will be decided this week by the Senate.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 77

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
The first report by the new United Nations Special Rapporteur calls on States to protect privacy and freedom of expression as well as to promote strong encryption and anonymity;
CEO of ICANN Fadi Chehade urged participation in the NTIA transition process and stated that “Should the transition fail, the United States could lose credibility in its quest to maintain an open, multi-stakeholder-driven Internet.”

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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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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 75

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to end the National Security Agency (NSA) practice of bulk phone data collection. The future of this practice will now be determined by the Senate, sometime before June 1 when the related provision of the Patriot Act is set to expire;
In Bangladesh, extremists murdered Ananta Bijoy Das, the third blogger to be murdered in the country this year;
China’s State Council announced that China will speed up the development of its broadband network and that telecommunications firms must increase urban broadband speeds by 40% while also cutting prices.

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 74

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
Marietje Schaake, a member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party, discusses “a new social compact” put forth by the Global Commission on Internet Governance;
The European Commission presented the EU Digital Market Strategy, a roadmap for EU member states for issues such as e-commerce and geo-blocking;
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a ruling that “the bulk collection of Americans’ phone metadata” by the National Security Agency (NSA) was not authorized by the Patriot Act.

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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 72

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
German newspapers Der Spiegel and Die Zeit reported that German intelligence (the BND) allowed the National Security Agency (NSA) “to spy on European — and German — companies and citizens”;
The French government and five major technology companies reached an agreement to “help speed the removal of extremist content from the Internet, and set up a permanent working group that will meet to discuss further cooperation”

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The GovLab SCAN – Issue 71

Highlights from this week’s Internet governance SCAN:
This was a big week for net neutrality in India, where “Save the Internet” was trending and several organizations came out in support of net neutrality and withdrew their participation and/or association with zero rating initiatives such as Facebook’s Internet.org and Bharti Airtel’s Airtel Zero;
The Global Commission on Internet Governance held the fourth annual Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS). The event focused on cyber freedom, safety and security, and had a particular focus on surveillance and its chilling effect on human rights

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