[AfrICANN-discuss] IG Weekly Brief : Council of Europe to partner with Tech giants; FBI's failure to unlock cellphone of Texas church shooter; Twitter agree to store russian personal data; India on digital economy; UNESCO on new trends in medias; South Atlantic Cable

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Fri Nov 10 17:49:24 UTC 2017


This week, The Council of Europe announced an agreement to partner with the private sector in order to promote an open and safe internet, where human rights, democracy, and the rule of law are respected.

On encryption, The FBI's failure to unlock the cellphone of the Texas church shooter is reigniting the debate over encryption and government access to secured communications.
On cybersecurity, Poland on Wednesday agreed to test a cybersecurity pilot programme for the aviation sector as Europe's EASA civil aviation authority tackles the potential threats posed by hackers to air traffic.

On data protection, privacy, Twitter has agreed to store the personal data of Russian nationals on servers located within Russia in order to comply with a data security law, a state agency has claimed while Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Wednesday it planned to check whether Facebook was in compliance with Russian law. Furthemore, Alan Shatter has won an appeal against a finding that he breached his duties under the Data Protection Act when he was Minister for Justice.
On digital economy, India has opted for a digital pathway to move at an unprecedented rate into the future. Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today that excessive cash in the economy has "its own cost" and India is gradually moving towards digital transactions. Besides, Tencent, the major Chinese internet company behind messaging platform WeChat, has built up a 10% stake in Snap, the parent company of Snapchat.
On fake news, The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, the United Nations cultural agency said on Monday in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists.
On infrastructure, Angola Cables has announced plans for a point of presence in Cape Town, its second in the country after Johannesburg, as the company gets ready to serve the market with the new South Atlantic Cable System (Sacs), a new submarine cable that will connect the west coast of Africa and Brazil from mid-2018.
Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on cyber geoplolitics, artificial intelligence ...

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