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President Biden issues executive order to enhance sensitive data protection
Diplo at Antalya Diplomacy Forum 2024
Study highlights inaccuracy of AI chatbots in providing election information
Microsoft launches Copilot AI chatbot for finance professionals
Intelligence advisory: Cyber threat actors exploit vulnerabilities in Ivanti gateways
European media companies sue Google over ad practices
Bill Gates and PM Modi met in India to discuss AI for the common good
Indonesia advances digital transformation with plans for digital ID access to public services
Meta’s decision to halt news deals raises concerns in Australia

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The perfect cryptostorm

We watched the new Netflix documentary ‘Bitconned’ on cryptocurrency industry fraud. Read what were the ingredients to create such a perfect storm for victims. Unfortunately, that storm took a high toll, in both trust to the industry and financial losses.

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The intellectual property saga: AI’s impact on trade secrets and trademarks | Part 2

The second section of the three-part series on AI's influence on intellectual property delves into the ramifications for trade secrets and trademarks within the legal frameworks of the EU and the US.

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The intellectual property saga: The age of AI-generated content | Part 1

Patent authorities globally are grappling with the challenge of redefining their approach to handling inventions generated not by human ingenuity but by AI. It has sparked considerable debate within the intellectual property community. This analysis initiates a three-part series that delves into the influence of AI on intellectual property rights.

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Issue 85, December 2023

In our December issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we describe the four seasons of AI, summarise the EU lawmakers' negotiations on the AI Act, examine what Q* and Gemini mean for AGI, and delve into the delicate balance between combating online hate and preserving freedom of speech.

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DW Weekly #149 – 1 March 2024

GDC co-fascilitators unveiled its possible elements. Microsoft announces principles to promote innovation and competition in AI technology, while Google will relaunch Gemini AI image generation after addressing inaccuracies. Canada enacted the Online Harms Act targeting harmful content. China unveiled a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, NIST published Cybersecurity Framework 2.0, and warnings were issued against ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware targeting the US healthcare sector. US and allies back shared principles for 6G development. ITU announced a 9 billion commitment to ITU’s universal, meaningful connectivity drive.


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The process towards a Global Digital Compact

How will the Global Digital Compact be developed and what will it focus on?

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Digital Technologies

From internet applications to quantum computing, we focus on advanced and emerging digital technologies which are increasingly reshaping our economies and societies.

Clusters of Policy topics

We unpack digital policy by exploring over 50 topics – from access and sustainable development to network security and the future of work – classified in 7 clusters.


Follow some of the most important digital policy processes, from the EU's work on the Digital Services Act/Digital Markets Act to the UN Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee.