Reports: Top digital policy developments in 2016; looking ahead to 2017

October 2016

Looking back at 2016


The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation’s latest report, Top Digital Policy Developments in 2016: A Year in Review, sums up the digital policy developments for 2016. The report identifies 20 main developments, and includes – for each development – a summary of facts, analysis into the significance of each development, timelines, and resources.

The overview is based on digital policy developments which expert curators followed every month. Throughout the year, the curators looked at hundreds of developments, reporting on them in a neutral way for the GIP Digital Watch observatory and monthly newsletters, and analysing them during the GIP’s regular Internet governance discussions and other digital policy events.

Download the report for the top 20 digital policy developments.

Looking ahead at 2017

Dr Jovan Kurbalija’s forecast for 2017, Digital Politics in 2017: Unsettled Weather, Stormy at Times, with Sunny Spells, starts with an analysis of the general backdrop for digital policy in 2017: the broad conceptual references for understanding the specific digital policy developments. A prediction of the ten main digital policy developments for 2017 follows in the second part. Download the article in pdf format.

The reflections continue throughout January, culminating on 31 January with the first GIP briefing of the year, conducted by Dr Kurbalija, head of the Geneva Internet Platform.. Register to join, and get in touch via with any comments or feedback.