Processes

EU's DSA and DMA

This will be a critical year for the regulation of tech companies. Europe is progressing particularly fast: The draft Digital Services Act and a Digital Markets Act are now being negotiated by the European Parliament and the EU’s Council (representing member states). Here, we track their progress and what this means for Big Tech.

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The WTO Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce

As the key policy player in modern global trade, the WTO has established a system of agreements which provides the legal architecture for the liberalization of international trade. At the WTO, discussions on e-commerce are taking place in two parallel tracks: the WTO Work Program on Electronic Commerce (WPEC), launched in 1998 with a non-negotiating and exploratory nature, and the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on E-commerce, which aims to produce a binding agreement among its members. The JSI on e-commerce encompasses both traditional trade topics (e.g. trade facilitation) and several digital policy issues, such as cross-border data flows and data localisation, online consumer protection and privacy and network neutrality.

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Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee

Following the work of the United Nations Cybercrime Ad Hoc Committee.

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Roadmap for digital cooperation

The Roadmap for digital co-operation deals with the implementation of the recommendations of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation....

Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace

Following the work of the Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace....

The UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

After nine months of deliberations, the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (Panel) issued its final report with five recommendations on how to deal with the impact of digitalisation felt across industries, sectors, organisations communities and societies....

UN OEWG and GGE

In this space, we follow the work of the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE) and the Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security.

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GGE on lethal autonomous weapons systems

Following the work of the Group of Governmental Experts on Emerging Technologies in the Area of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems...

Internet Governance Forum

Following the latest on the annual IGF meeting and its related year-long process, and the latest in regional and national initiatives....

Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

Launched at the Global Conference on Cyberspace, The Hague, in April 2015, the initiative lays emphasis on capacity building, exchange of best practices, and strengthened international cooperation....

The WSIS+10 Process

WSIS+10 Process: Tracking the ten-year review since the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS+10), which culminated with a High-Level Meeting in New York, December 2015....

IANA transition and ICANN accountability

IANA Transition and ICANN Accountability: Tracking the developments in the transition process of the IANA functions, and the parallel accountability reform as a prerequisite for the transition...

New gTLD Program

An overview of the New gTLD Program, launched by ICANN in 2012 to open up the Domain Name System to new generic top-level domains (TLDs). And updates related to the programme itself and the ongoing work on preparing for new gTLD rounds....