[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : Is Data new Oil? EU airline laptop ban; Uber; EU digital single market; Africa RIDD; China’s new Cybersecurity Law; hacking & elections; Kashmir Internet shutdown, Net neutrality..

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri May 12 18:39:38 UTC 2017


This week, more comments and thoughts on The Economist last week story “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data<http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource?utm_campaign=Data%2BElixir&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Data_Elixir_130>,” calling for new regulatory measures for the Internet giants.
In Europe, The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passengers taking laptops into cabins. As for UBER, A legal advisor to the European Court of Justice has ruled that Uber is a taxi company, not an internet company, and should be subject to the same regulations as competitors. Furthemore, The European Commission has published a review of its digital single market strategy, taking stock of the progress made, calling on the Council and the European parliament to implement existing proposals and outlining further actions on online platforms, data economy and cybersecurity. Internet companies like Google<http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/GOOGL> and Apple<http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/AAPL> are abusing their power and scale, a number of European technology businesses such as Spotify have claimed.

In Africa, at the Regional Internet and Development Dialogue<http://internetsociety.org/ridd/africa/2017/home> taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, the Internet Society revealed the results of a study entitled “Internet for Education in Africa – Helping Policymakers to Meet the Global Education Goals<https://www.internetsociety.org/doc/internet-education-africa-sdg4>.

On hacking and fake news, French president Emmanuel Macron confirmed on Friday a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online less than two days before the election.

China’s new Cybersecurity Law will become effective on June 1, 2017. In addition to focusing on cybersecurity, the law also details how companies are to handle personal information and data.

On Internet shutdown, raising alarm over the impact of internet and social media restrictions imposed by authorities in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, United Nations human rights experts have called on the Government to protect the right to freedom of expression.

On security, six U.S intelligence officials express 'concern' over Moscow-based internet security firm Kaspersky Lands

On Net neutrality, the day after comedian John Oliver implored<http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/08/media/john-oliver-net-neutrality/> his viewers to leave a pro-regulation, pro–net neutrality comment, the FCC claimed<http://gizmodo.com/fcc-claims-it-was-hit-by-denial-of-service-attack-after-1795028422> it had suffered a DDoS attack that crashed its website. Two days later, a ZDNet report revealed<http://www.zdnet.com/article/a-bot-is-flooding-the-fccs-website-with-fake-anti-net-neutrality-comments/> that more 58,000 anti-net neutrality comments left on the site used the exact same language, although the origin of the text appears unknown

On privacy, the city of Seattle will move forward with its own plan to restore broadband user privacy rules despite the recent law passed by U.S. Congress, signed by President Trump in April, which gave ISPs the green light to collect customer data.
Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on cyberpolitics, internet of things...

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Internet Gov Weekly Brief : Is Data new Oil? EU airline laptop ban, Uber; EU digital single market, Africa RIDD, China’s new Cybersecurity Law, hacking & elections, Kashmir Internet shutdown..<http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/profiles/blogs/internet-gov-weekly-brief-is-data-new-oil-eu-airline-laptop-ban>
SUMMARY This week more comments and thoughts on The Economist last week story “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data,” calling for new…

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