The Digital Watch monthly

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 86 – February 2024

Issue 86, February 2024: In our February issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we predict what will happen in digital policy in 2024, examine AI rhetoric at the WEF 2024 Annual Summit, analyse AI's impact on trade secrets and trademarks, examine the ingredients of a cryptostom, and recap OEWG discussions. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 85 – December 2023

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. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 84 – November 2023

Issue 84, November 2023: In our November issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we explore how misinformation is crowding out the truth in the Middle East, examine what was discussed at IGF 2023 and look towards the upcoming UNCTAD eWeek 2023. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 83 – October 2023

Issue 83, October 2023: In our October issue of the Digital Watch Monthly, we look at the coverage of digital issues at the General Debate of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the State of the Union address, key takeaways from the most recent round of cybercrime negotiations and the upcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2023. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 82 – September 2023

Issue 82, September 2023: In our September issue of the Digital Watch Monthly we look at how the arrival of generative AI models has wreaked havoc on copyright rules. We discuss the Brussels effect and the impact of the two new sets of rules. We also ask what will it take for robotaxis to earn or lose the public’s trust. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 81 – July 2023

Issue 81, July 2023: In our July issue of the Digital Watch Monthly we take note of guardrails for AI governance and argue that the SDGs are ultimate guardrails. We look at the lessons learnt from the MOVEit Transfer hack. We also take a look at June barometer of developments, and the leading global digital policy events ahead in July and August. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 80 – June 2023

Issue 80, June 2023: In our June issue of the Digital Watch Monthly we ask: who holds the dice in the grand game of addressing AI for the future of humanity? The UN Secretary-General has issued a policy brief with suggestions on how a Global Digital Compact (GDC) could help advance digital cooperation: we provide a brief summary. We also take a look at May’s barometer, and the leading global digital policy events ahead in June. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 79 – May 2023

Issue 79, May 2023: Our May issue of the Digital Watch Monthly looks at the implications of the Pentagon leaks on Discord and how they’re actually more significant than we think. Governments aren’t entirely sold on OpenAI’s ChatGPT potential, given the serious risks: we explore the three main issues that are worrying them. We also take a look at April’s barometer, and the leading global digital policy events ahead in May. (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 78 – April 2023

Issue 78, April 2023: TikTok has come under fire from several countries due to data privacy and national security concerns, ChatGPT-4 model is pushing the boundaries of AI development, and the OEWG 2021-2025 continued to discuss cybersecurity at its fourth substantive session. (See more)

Digital Watch monthly newsletter – Issue 77 – March 2023

Issue 77, March 2023: Our analysis on the AI-powered search engine’s race; how algorithms are putting Section 230 to the test; and a round-up of the policy developments in February. (See more)