[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : Afrinic calls for Open Internet; data-sharing deal Europe-WhatsApp; EU's concerns on Privacy Shield; India-China e-commerce cooperation; Facebook to fight Fake news..
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This week; The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa urged Cameroonian authorities to examine with diligence the difficulties of the populations and entrepreneurs of the English-speaking regions of the north-west and south-west, which have been deprived of Internet since mid-January 2017; while AFRINIC, The Internet Number Registry for Africa calls for an open and secure Internet for everyone.
On data protection, more debates and comments after the European Parliament passed a resolution<http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170329IPR69067/data-privacy-shield-meps-alarmed-at-undermining-of-privacy-safeguards-in-the-us> manifesting concern over the EU-US Privacy Shield<https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome>, a legal scheme that allows American companies to transfer personal data from the European Union to the United States. Also, The European Data Protection Authorities (the so called “Article 29 Working Party”) has indicated it hopes to reach a data-sharing deal in the coming months with WhatsApp<http://www.silicon.co.uk/mobility/mobile-apps/tales-tech-history-whatsapp-206086>.
On E-commerce, Flipkart, India’s largest e-tailer, said it had received a $1.4 billion capital infusion from various companies including Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings.
On net neutrality, The Internet Association, a trade group representing companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon stressed the importance of defending current net neutrality rules in a meeting with Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday.
On Fake news, with just nine days until the French election, Facebook has announced that it has action against 30,000 fake accounts in France in its continued fight against fake news.
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SUMMARYThis week; The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Africa urged Cameroonian authorities to examine with diligence…
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