Geneva Digital Watch newsletter

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The Digital Watch monthly is also translated in French, and published a few days after the English version

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 74 – November 2022

The top digital policy trends in October 1. The battle for chip self-sufficiency  The USA is aiming to cut China off from certain semiconductor chips made anywhere in the world with US equipment, in an effort to slow Beijing’s technological and military advances. To that effect, the Biden administration published a set of export controls (See more)

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 73 – October 2022

Issue 73, October 2022: September 2022 has been an eventful month with the SCO Summit, UNGA 77 and ITU Plenipotentiary taking place. We dive into the digital aspects of speeches delivered during the UNGA 77 general debate. We also look back on events in Geneva in September and flag upcoming events in October. En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 72 – September 2022

Is there hope that digital spaces can bring more diplomacy at the time of war and conflict? Or is this quiet summer the calm before a geopolitical storm, which will affect digital spaces worldwide? What are the upcoming events in Geneva and beyond? Find out in our latest issue. En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 71 – July 2022

Has AI become sentient? How fast do we need the same customer protection regime for crypto finance as we have in traditional finance? Has Africa become one of the centres of digital policy? What are the new rules and codes for online content  coming from China, India, Nigeria, and the EU? What was agreed at EuroDIG 2022? What are the upcoming events in Geneva and beyond? Find out in our latest issue. En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 70 – June 2022

Issue 70, June 2022: In this issue we discuss whether crypto markets are in danger. We also take a look at the EU’s NIS2 and its implications; as well as updates on content policy, digital issues on the agendas of G7 digital ministers, TTC and the Quad; WEF’s Davos event; and upcoming events in Geneva and beyond! En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 69 – May 2022

Issue 69, May 2022: In this issue we discuss whether Elon Musk can save social media, and what Twitter’s acquisition means for free speech, open-source algorithms, and spambots. We also take a look at the Digital Services Act and its implications; as well as updates on content policy, US-Russian cyber detente, UN open-ended working group on cyber; UNCTAD e-commerce Week; and upcoming events in Geneva and beyond! En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 68 – April 2022

Issue 68, April 2022: We continue our special coverage of the Ukraine conflict with a four-part article that looks at (a) countries’ responses to the spread of disinformation, (b) the battle between Russia and Meta, (c) the use of AI and facial recognition during wartime, and (d) the cost of cyberwar for other countries. We also cover the new Digital Markets Act, which moved to the next phase in its journey to become law. Plus the usuals: A rich barometer of developments, and a richer analysis of discussions from Geneva. En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 67 – March 2022

Issue 67, March 2022: In our special report on the Ukraine conflict, we deep-dive into the main cyber aspects, including: the two main ways technology is being (mis-)used, and the implications of disconnecting a country from the internet. We also analyse how the digital policy issues raised in this year’s State of the US Union address will affect global policy and geopolitics. Plus: A rich barometer of developments, and a richer analysis of discussions from Geneva. En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 66 – February 2022

Issue 66, February 2022: There are three main trends that will shape the way digital policy will unfold, and that includes a tug-of-war for economic and political power between governments and Big Tech. The issue highlights the latest developments related to the draft Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act, which are now being negotiated by the European Parliament and the EU’s Council. The issue also analyses how to navigate the digital standards policy space, now the topic has gained momentum again. En savoir plus...

Digital Watch newsletter – Issue 65 – December 2021

Issue 65, December 2021: In our special report on the Metaverse, we delve deep into the geopolitical race that has kicked off, the emerging policy issues, and the new tech which companies are developing. Plus, there’s a new kid on the block: non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which generated billions of dollars in 2021. On markets, we look at the impact which a recent US court judgement will have on Apple’s App Store and its business model. And upcoming: In response to calls for a more focused Internet Governance Forum, many of this year’s IGF sessions are related to two main issue areas: economic and social inclusion and human rights, and universal access. En savoir plus...