[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : Google fined by EC; Internet Giants on 'Data Transfer Project'; EU-Japan data transfer cooperation; Trump on Russia inteference; AU on CERTs and CIRTs; US Net neutrality; Child online protection
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This week, "European Commission fined Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen dominance of Google's search engine".
"The EU and Japan have agreed to recognise each other's data protection regime as "equivalent", meaning, for EU-based businesses, the transfer of personal data to Japan will automatically be said to comply with the requirements of EU law".
Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter have set aside their differences and joined forces to create the Data Transfer Project, an open-source framework designed for "helping users securely and seamlessly move their data between service providers."
On surveillance, "Donald Trump has for the first time said he holds Russian leader Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Moscow’s alleged efforts to interfere in the 2016 US election".
The African Union proposes the strengthening of preventive measures against cybercriminal attacks, at both technical and legal level. So, the African Union Commission is organizing a workshop on cyber strategies, cyber legislation and the establishment of CERTs and CIRTs from 23 to 27 July 2018 at its headquarters in Addis Ababa.
On Net neutrality, "Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) introduced the 21st Century Internet Act to the House of Representatives. This bill seeks to codify the principles of net neutrality into law, taking the decision out of the hands of the FCC".
On child online protection, Facebook and Instagram are cracking down on underage children who hold accounts with the social networks. Moderators working for the online platforms now have the ability to proactively lock any accounts they suspect to be owned by someone under the age of 13.
Below, find informations and sources on these subjects and events
GOOGLE FINED BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION
EU fines Google $5.1 Billion Android Antitrust case
RUSSIA INTERFERENCE IN US 2016 ELECTION
Trump says he holds Putin personnaly responsible for Russia's 2016 election meddling
EU-JAPAN DATA PROTECTION COOPERATION
EU and Japan agree deal on data protection
FRANCE-SINGAPORE CYBER COOPERATION
France-Singapore Road map for deepening cooperation in digital innovation, internet governance and cybersecurity
Republican congressman introduces bill to make net neutrality law
INTERNET GIANTS TO JOIN FORCES FOR DATA PROTECTION AND PORTABILITY
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter join forces for data protection and portability
CHILD ONLINE PROTECTION
Facebook and Instagram pledge to lock younger users' accounts
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