The GIP Digital Watch Observatory features more than thousand resources related to over 50 digital policy and Internet governance issues. Resources include: convention and laws; policy instruments; books and publications; academic papers; conference proceedings; studies and reports; articles, editorials, and interviews; multimedia; toolkits, useful links, and other resources. You can also explore instruments through a dedicated interactive map.

Cybersecurity as increasingly important challenge


29 Sep 2021

Takeaway messages The following article will explain what lawyers can do for the protection of an open, secure, and resilient internet: • International rules should be further developed with the objective of implementing generally acknowledged cooperation principles. • Private organisations developing standards need to be incentivised to work on more detailed integrity, resilience, and stability (See more)

UN GGE 2021 report

Policy Reports

28 May 2021

The United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security 2019/2021 has published its final report, adopted on 28 May 2021. The 2019/2021 group is the sixth GGE to be established since 2004. The group was mandated to ‘continue to study, with a view to (See more)

Progress made in the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society at the regional and international level

20 May 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the WSIS process sought to aid stakeholders in cooperating in rebuilding the society through exchanging experiences, practices and orientation with the policymakers, Mr Peter Major (Chair, Commission on Science and Technology for Development aty the United Nations), the moderator of the session, explained. Ms Shamika Sirimanne (Director of the Division on (See more)

Internet governance at the point of no return

Manuals and Handbooks

10 May 2021

The monograph aims at giving an overview of the most relevant legal principles that play a substantive role in internet governance and in designing possible rule-making pillars for an adequate normative internet environment. It offers:  an analysis of the technological infrastructure environment and regulatory theories, the outline of the transnational normative ecosystem,  a detailed discussion of (See more)

Why cyberattacks against essential services are attacks on us all

Policy Reports

24 Feb 2021

In this blogpost, the CyberPeace Institute explains why cyberattacks like the one on a Florida water plant are a threat to us all. Here’s why critical infrastructure must be secured.

Post-quantum cryptography: Current state and quantum mitigation

Policy Reports

9 Feb 2021

The study gives an overview of the standardisation process of post-quantum cryptography (PQC). It also outlines proposals that system owners can implement to protect the confidentiality of their data against a quantum capable attacker: hybrid implementations that use a combination of pre-quantum and post-quantum schemes, and the mixing of pre-shared keys into all keys established via public-key cryptography.

Understanding the digital security of products

Policy Reports

9 Feb 2021

This report prepared by the OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE) shows that economic factors play an important role in the relative “insecurity” of smart products. It provides an analytical framework based on smart products value chain and lifecycle and applies it to three case studies: computers and smartphones, consumer Internet (See more)

Enhancing the digital security of products: A policy discussion

Policy Reports

1 Feb 2021

This report was prepared by the OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE) and it explores how policy makers can address the key economic challenges that prevent smart products from reaching an optimal level of digital security.