This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.
Tag Archives: Internet governance
On 13-15 February 2013, Citizen Lab Special Advisor Robert Guerra will participate in “Internet 2013: Shaping policies to advance media freedom,” a conference organised by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Hofburg, Vienna.
During his talk on 19 February 2013, Professor Eduardo Bertoni will present specific cases from Latin America to illustrate recent examples of regulatory challenges.
In a piece for the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX), Google Policy Fellow Kieran Bergmann wrote about Internet governance and the role of the Internet Governance Forum.
This year-end report summarizes several trends and noteworthy happenings of the past 12 months, including an increase in government user data requests, a community governance decision-making debacle, and controversies around various privacy-oriented technical implementations.
Source: Stephen Lawson, CIO
The WCIT apparently has placed a resolution on the Internet in the regulations being developed at the meeting, drawing accusations that it acted improperly.
Source: Eric Pfanner, The New York Times
Talks on a proposed treaty governing international telecommunications collapsed in acrimony when the United States rejected the agreement on the eve of its scheduled signing, citing an inability to resolve an impasse over the Internet.
Source: Declan McCullagh, CNet
In a stunning repudiation of a United Nations summit, an alliance of Western democracies including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada today rejected a proposed treaty over concerns it hands repressive governments too much authority over the Internet.
Source: The New York Times
Representatives of 193 countries are meeting in Dubai to update a treaty known as the International Telecommunication Regulations that was last negotiated in 1988 and governs the exchange of telephone traffic between countries.
Hopes rose on Tuesday for a compromise agreement that would keep intrusive government regulation of the Internet from being enshrined in a global treaty.