[AfrICANN-discuss] IG Weekly Brief : 5th GCCS; WSIS review meeting Africa; FCC to vote on net neutrality December 14; Businesses & GDPR compliance; Uber data breach; Facebook on Elections influence; Former China internet regulator under investigation

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 24 17:43:33 UTC 2017


This week, Indian Prime Minister inaugurated in New Delhi the 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space. The theme of the conference was 'Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development.' The conference was organised to promote the importance of inclusiveness and human rights in global cyber policy.

In Africa, the annual World Summit Information Society (WSIS) regional review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes was held in Addis Ababa. The theme of this year's regional review was : 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'

In China, The former head of internet regulator is under investigation for suspected corruption, the ruling Communist Party said

On net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement<https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-347868A1.pdf> on his draft "Restoring Internet Freedom Order", circulated to Commissioners and will be voted on at the FCC's Open Meeting on December 14.

On surveillance, F<https://www.theguardian.com/technology/facebook>acebook has promised to tell users whether they liked or followed a member of Russia’s notorious “troll army” who are accused of trying to influence elections in the United States and the United Kingdom.
On data protection, Businesses across Europe are unprepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into law in May 2018, according to new research conducted for RSM, the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network, by the European Business Awards.
On security, Uber admitted Tuesday that hackers stole names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of 57 million riders close to a year ago. It has also acknowledged that it paid US$100,000 to the thieves to have the data destroyed.
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