[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : BRICS summit on digital economy; India's Personal Data Protection Bill, Internet Shutdown in Cambodia; Social media's losses; Youtube to combat hate speech; IGF-USA; West Africa IGF
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Sat Jul 28 17:49:03 UTC 2018
This week, russian President Vladimir Putin has told the BRICS Summit in South Africa that closer partnerships between the group's members in the digital economy will bring further development.
Cambodia blocked the websites of some independent media on Friday, a human rights group said, just two days before a general election in which Prime Minister Hun Sen faces almost no challenge to his 33-year-old rule.
In India, the Justice Sri Krishna Committee released the much awaited first draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018<http://meity.gov.in/writereaddata/files/Personal_Data_Protection_Bill%252C2018_0.pdf>. Following a structure which combines Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation<https://www.firstpost.com/tag/General%20Data%20Protection%20Regulation> and India’s Information Technology Act, 2000, the Bill runs into 112 sections. These include positive features like broader definitions, horizontal application, extra-territorial jurisdiction and steep penalties for violations, as well as negative features like data localization requirements, many exceptions to state related processing
Facebook's market value shrank by $119 billion on Thursday after founder Mark Zuckerberg reported slowing audience and sales growth as the social media pioneer contended with new privacy rules in Europe and data-security concerns<https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/business/mark-zuckerberg-touts-facebooks-ad-transparency-as-u-s-elections-near> closer to home.
Twitter’s stock plunged 20.5% by the time the markets closed Friday, the second-biggest loss for Twitter’s stock since the company went public in 2013. Social media company says fall is linked to action to delete fake accounts and admits it may well continue
Half a year ago, a controversial new German law came into force with the aim of combating hate speech on social media. On Friday, Youtube and Facebook published first figures on how often it has been used.
Massachusetts is proposing a new bill that would name and shame internet service providers that ignore net neutrality or violate consumer privacy.
As for events, we note IGF-USA and West African Internet Governance Forum
PUTIN ON INFORMATION SECURITY / BRICS SUMMIT
BRICS : Putin urges information security
INDIA DATA PROTECTION BILL
Data protection bill series : quick overview of India's draft data protection law
SHUTDOWN IN CAMBODIA
Cambodia blocks some independent new medias site
FACEBOOK LOSES MILLIONS DUE TO GDPR
Facebook pays $116 billion price european, US privacy woes
TWITTER TO LOSE MONEY COMBATTING FAKE NEWS
Twitter stock plunges 20% in wake of 1m user decline
NET NEUTRALITY IN MASSACHUSSETS
Massachussets Net neutrality law would name and terrible ISPs
SOCIAL MEDIAS ON HATE SPEECH ONLINE
Facebook and YouTube publish figures on hate speech law
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