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 75 – December 2022

Digital policy developments that made global headlines The digital policy landscape changes daily, so here are all the main developments from November. There’s more detail in each update on the Digital Watch Observatory. Global digital architecture The G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration pledged to advance digital transformation, the development of digital skills and digital literacy, digitalisation for the economy, and access to digital technologies. (See more)

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. (See more)

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. (See more)

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. (See more)

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! (See more)

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! (See more)

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. (See more)

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. (See more)