[Briefing #75] Internet governance in May 2021

25 May 2021


Join us for this month’s Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 25th May, at 12.00 UTC (14.00 CEST). Catch up on the major internet governance and digital policy updates from all around the globe and join our experts as they analyse the existing and emerging policy trends.

This month's special guest is Marc Limon, Executive Director, Universal Rights Group, who will reflect on the implications of Facebook Oversight Board's decision which reconfirmed former US President Donald Trump's ban from Facebook. What are the implications on content policy, and why does it matter for human rights?

Other main issues we will cover this month:

  • The ransomware attacks: From the gas pipeline attack in the USA, to the attack on Ireland's health network. We'll look at the responses, and why this spells trouble for critical infrastructure worldwide
  • Cryptocurrency's rollercoaster month: It was a mix of highs and lows for bitcoin. Tesla's Elon Musk, and regulatory developments in the USA and China had something to do with it.

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To review the previous month's developments, watch the April 2021 briefing and read the latest issue of the Digital Watch newsletter.

The monthly Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)’s Digital Watch Observatory, a Diplo initiative. Keep up with the most recent digital policy and internet governance updates, in-time reports from major global digital policy events, existing and emerging policy trends and much more! Subscribe to the Digital Watch Observatory newsletter here to receive in-time and in-depth analysis on digital policy.



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