[AfrICANN-discuss] IG Weekly Brief ; Pan-EU agency on cyberthreats; China's cyberattack database; Update on Equifax breach; Trump & May on cyber extremism; ‘.amazon’ gTLD; Tech firms to pay more taxes in Europe; cryptocurrencies in China
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Sat Sep 16 10:32:15 UTC 2017
This week; security, cyber attacks and cyber extremism make Internet Governance headlines again. So, The European Commission has issued a new set of cybersecurity policy proposals, including the designation of a pan-European agency with a mandate to address cyberthreats and attacks.
China revealed that it is creating a national cyberattack database and will require telecom firms, internet companies and domain name providers to report any threats to it.
On U.S. Navy destroyer collision with merchant vessels, the military is examining whether compromised computer systems were responsible for it, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, said on Thursday.
On Wednesday, "Equifax gave an update<https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/> on its investigations of the breach<http://fortune.com/2017/09/08/equifax-executives-shares-data-breach-hack/>, explaining that it had identified the culprit—a vulnerability on part of its U.S. website, specifically a flaw in the open-source Apache Struts framework it used to build its web applications".
On cyber terrorism, President Donald Trump took to Twitter after Friday's explosion on the London Underground that injured more than 20 people. Trump tweeted<https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908643633901039617>, "....The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better". Furthemore, "Thereza May urge the web giants to clampdown on extremism after the terror attack<https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4470415/parsons-green-terror-bombing-station-suspect-police-isis-latest-theresa-may/>". May said she’d bring up the topic with other world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York next week.
On Internet economy and digital economy, the European Commission is preparing a list of legal options on how to make digital multinationals such as Amazon, Facebook and Google pay more tax, Reuters<http://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-eurogroup/eu-to-set-out-options-for-heftier-online-giant-tax-bills-moscovici-idUSKCN1BQ0T5> reports. As Beijing’s crackdown on bitcoin exchanges, a senior executive at the National Internet Finance Association of China urged regulators to create a framework of rules to support the development of cryptocurrencies.
On domain name, Amazon has called on ICANN<https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/hayden-huseman-to-crocker-07sep17-en.pdf> to “immediately approve” its application for the ‘.amazon’ gTLD, noting that prompt action is necessary because “there is no sovereign right under international or national law to the name ‘Amazon”’.
On data protection, Wednesday saw the full publication of the UK’s Data Protection Bill, confirming that UK laws will largely mirror the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), irrespective of Brexit.
Below, informations on those subjects as well as documents on cyberpolitics, net neutrality, fake news..
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