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By Justus Leicht 24 March 2017 Under the pretext of combatting “fake news” and “hate speech” on the internet, Justice Minister Heiko Maas (Social Democratic Party, SPD) is planning a massive attack on free speech. On March 14, Maas presented... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
BEIJING: A senior Chinese government adviser has warned that the country’s internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive government policy. Slow access to overseas academic websites have forced domestic researchers... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Information Policy
All countries are not the same when it comes to online freedom and security issues. This is borne out by recent statistics published by Richard Patterson of Comparitech. When it comes to the amount of freedom offered by countries on... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Information Policy
Extensive Consumer Research Defines First Set of the Most Objectionable Ad Experiences Washington, DC, Brussels, March 22, 2017 -- The Coalition for Better Ads today released initial Better Ads Standards for desktop and mobile web that reflect consumer advertising preferences... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Information Policy
The Internet has been key to providing a voice for those who have been ignored by the traditional media streams. While those groups have been able to enjoy free expression and an exchange of ideas. Yet around the world, governments... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Information Policy
In the wake of the European Commission’s dangerous proposal to require user-generated content platforms to filter user uploads for copyright infringement, European digital rights advocates are calling on Internet users throughout Europe to stand up for freedom of expression online... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Information Policy
November 22, 2016 was a holiday at Israeli startup Hola. The company, which develops Internet browser add-ons aimed at making almost any content accessible to every surfer in every country, in the belief that access should be absolutely unrestricted, reached... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Information Policy
The inclusion of “civil society”—an umbrella group of activists, advocates, not-for-profit organizations, and even the academia—in Internet governance ranks among the most significant achievements of this decade in international relations. For a while, it appeared the “global, multistakeholder community” that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Information Policy
by Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch LLP Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the transfer of internet governance functions to ICANN in September 2016. What action is he likely to take now that he is president? Until its contract... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Information Policy
China on Wednesday released its strategy on cyberspace cooperation, with an aim to build a community of shared future in cyberspace around the globe. The roadmap offers the Chinese solution to difficulties the world is now facing in cyberspace governance.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Information Policy
The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Information Policy
Singapore is a more digitally advanced nation relative to other leading developed countries, according to 52 percent of the 1,000 respondents in Singapore polled for EY's 'Savvy Singapore: Decoding a digital nation' report. More than half of them (59 percent)... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Information Policy
Officials yesterday laid out an argument for China to play a leading role in global internet governance as they solicited international support for a new framework based on regulation and order rather than Western values of unfettered access and openness.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Information Policy
by by MICHAEL HAYNES, Associate Editor You have an IP address if you are reading this. Your IP (Internet Protocol) address is simply a series of numbers separated by dots (or octets) that represent where you are, or "what network"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Information Policy
The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament has appointed Estonian MEP Marju Lauristin as the rapporteur for the Report on the ePrivacy Regulation. She will prepare the Report on behalf of the Civil Liberties and Fundamental Rights... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Information Policy
We turn now to look at President Donald Trump’s newly appointed chair of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, who has begun to attack net neutrality rules and other consumer protections. In a series of actions earlier this month, Pai... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Information Policy
The cost to implement Cabinet's approved ICT white paper policy recommendations and other ICT expenditure is expected to amount to R287.2m over the medium term, according to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The department of telecommunications will also facilitate and coordinate... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Information Policy
Several thousand people took to the streets of Malta on Sunday (19 February) to protest against a new bill that is expected to force online news sites to register with the government. The protest, organised by Malta’s opposition Nationalist Party... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Information Policy
The San Jose City Council is considering a proposal to install over 39,000 “smart streetlights.” A pilot program is already underway. These smart streetlights are not themselves a surveillance technology. But they have ports on top that, in the future,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Information Policy
By Kal Raustiala Who should control the Internet? That was the question the Obama administration sought to answer last fall, when the U.S. Department of Commerce ended its long-standing contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Information Policy
The global debate on Internet Governance has come a long way since 2005. In the 12 years following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, governments have paid more attention than ever to policies that can promote... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Information Policy
Swiss startup Procivis is set to release a pilot version of its blockchain-powered e-government “app store,” including a digital identity service, by Q4 of 2017. The company is currently in talks with clients in Switzerland, two cantons and a national... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Information Policy
The State e-Government Agency of Bulgaria has officially launched its own website. E-gov.bg is designed to take over the management of state registers and services. One of its structures (the Bulgarian Computer Security Incidents Response Team or CERT) also manages... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Information Policy
Thirty one percent of Romanian internet users gave personal information online in 2016, which is almost half of the EU average, says a study. According to the Perceptum research, in 2016 only 15 percent of the Romanians who used the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Information Policy
E- government, also known as Electronic Government or Digital Government, is a process of providing services to government customers, employees and other governmental agencies electronically. E-government uses a wide range of networks and mobile computing to transform the government’s operations... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Information Policy