[Briefing #77] Internet governance in July and August 2021

31 Aug 2021


After a short summer break, we are back for the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Tuesday, 31st August, 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.

Among the topics we will cover this month:

  • Taliban and social media: Tough call for social media companies. If they silence the Taliban, they're shutting off Afghans altogether; if they don't, the Taliban will continue to use digital means to exert influence
  • Apple's new child safety measures haven't gone down too well with human rights activists
  • Cyberattacks and data breaches continue
  • New privacy laws emerge

Register below and join the Digital Watch Internet Governance Briefing on Zoom for an interactive experience or watch our live streams on YouTube and Facebook on the last Tuesday of each month.

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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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