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Biden’s executive order requests stronger safeguards of US citizens and government officials' personal data from ‘countries of concern.’
The 3rd Antalya Diplomacy Forum - Advancing Diplomacy in Times of Turmoil
Popular AI-powered chatbots are unreliable sources of information about the US presidential election, according to a study by the AI Democracy Projects.
The chatbot is tailored to assist finance workers in tasks such as variance analysis, reconciling data in Excel, and expediting the collections process in Outlook.
Organisations are advised to carefully consider the decision to continue operating Ivanti Connect Secure and Ivanti Policy Secure gateways
European news media companies are suing Google for $2.1 billion in damages, alleging that the tech giant's ad technology practices have harmed their businesses.
They discussed the potential of AI for the public good, women-led development, and innovations in agriculture, health, and climate adaptation.
Indonesia's government is rapidly rolling out its digital ID system to improve access to public services. The focus on digital ID integration and upcoming data protection laws will enhance service accessibility and data security for citizens.
Facebook's parent company, Meta, has decided to stop paying Australian publishers for news and to shut down its news tab in several countries.
UK public calls for trustworthy and inclusive digital identity services
Tech companies voice concerns over proposed safety standards in Australia
US Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether OpenAI investors were misled
European consumer groups filed complaints against Meta over alleged GDPR violations
ALPHV/BlackCat ransomware gang claims cyberattack on Change Healthcare
Pakistan implements AI-powered criminal identification system
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Explore
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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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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.