Trends

Keep track of new areas of interest in digital policy

Elections in the Digital Age

Digital technologies are present throughout the entire electoral process. Let us dive into the various aspects of elections in the digital age via this compendium of key concepts....

UNGA 72nd session

Digital policy issues featured in a number of statements during the 75th UN General Assembly. Read our detailed analysis here....

The .org controversy

In November 2019, the Internet Society announced its intention to sell Public Interest Registry – the registry for .org – to investment firm Ethos Capital for US$1.135 billion, generating controversy....

UNGA 73rd session

Digital policy issues featured in a number of statements during the 73rd UN General Assembly. Read our detailed analysis here....

The rise of autonomous cars

Vehicles with a certain level of autonomy are now a reality. Read more about the state of technology, and the multiple policy implications of self-driving cars....

Water and technology

Humanity is already facing challenges posed by water scarcity. We look at how Digital technology can help and can improve the accessibility, safety, and usability of water resources....

Coronavirus crisis

In January 2020, news about the coronavirus broke out. Social media posts, mapping tools and online news sources keep people informed. Major tech actors are also getting involved in addressing the coronavirus....

Libra cryptocurrency

Facebook joined forces with 21 organisation to create the ‘Libra Association’ to manage global cryptocurrency Libra. We look at the implications of this decision on Internet governance issues....

UNGA 75th session

Digital policy issues, although not dominant on the agenda, featured in a number of statements during the 75th UN General Assembly. Read our detailed analysis here....

TikTok developments

TikTok, an app that delights users with its 15 second videos, has found itself in the middle of geopolitical tensions....

AI governmental initiatives

Countries are increasingly understanding that they need to take advantage of AI progress. Many are elaborating national AI strategies and plans, and implications of AI advancements....

Cyber-norms

The industry is proposing new norms to protect cyberspace. Follow the developments on Microsoft's proposed Digital Geneva Convention, and Google's proposed legal framework for digital security....

Digital health: Technology applications, and policy implications

The health space is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, not only to revolutionise health care, but also to continue and maintain its services and products at a societally accepted level....

5G

5G, the fifth generation mobile network, is key in unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things, (IoT), virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, and more....

UNGA 74th session

The impact of digital technologies on sustainable development and cybersecurity were among the main issues raised by world leaders during the annual debate to mark the start of the 74th session....

Mapping Uber

The sharing economy is experiencing rapid expansion and a rise in legal issues. View our interactive database of Uber-related court cases and other rulings....

Digital aspects and the environment

The lines between the physical and digital world are blurring. Can digital technology help us protect the environment? What is the environmental footprint of digitalisation?...

US elections and digital policy

In the lead-up to the election, we tracked the US candidates' position on various Internet governance issues, which will remain a reference point for forecasts and predictions....

Quantum computing

Today’s computers can only solve problems up to a certain size and complexity. More complex issues require advanced computational power, and quantum computing promises to deliver such power....

Cambridge Analytica

The Cambridge Analytica case raised Facebook users' concerns over the use of their personal data by the network and third parties. Read more about the case....

Contact tracing apps

Contact tracing apps are the digital way of fighting the spread of COVID-19. We look at the benefits and drawbacks of these apps, and the global challenges and national responses regarding them....

Pokémon Go: Digital policy in the age of augmented reality

The dynamics of augmented related go beyond the actual game. We explore the phenomenon of AR and the wider impact on Internet governance issues and overall digital developments....

WannaCry: The ransomware cyber attack

In May 2017, the ransomware WannaCry infected millions of devices across almost 100 countries, including Russia and the USA. We explain all you need to know about the attack....