[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Gov Weekly Brief : latest from ITU plenipot; China World Internet Conf; EU digital tax risks failure; GCSC on Cyber norms; US midterm election & Social media influence; Cyber cooperation Russia – Spain; Net neutrality in US..

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 9 19:12:41 UTC 2018

This week, the ITU plenipotentiary conference ongoing in Dubai. The conference is the top policy-making body that decide the 4-years roadmap of the Organisation. https://www.itu.int/web/pp-18/en/#

In China, « The World Internet Conference (WIC), held in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, has unveiled the top 15 of the latest scientific and technological achievements in the global internet industry. Fifteen of about 400 entries from countries including China, the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Russia and Canada were presented during the announcement ceremony on Wednesday ». http://www.china.org.cn/business/2018-11/08/content_71063592.htm

On digital economy, “a European Union<https://www.theguardian.com/world/eu> plan to tax Google, Facebook and other internet firms risks failure after a handful of member states announced their opposition. EU countries are studying proposals to levy a 3% tax on big internet companies<https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/21/facebook-google-and-amazon-to-pay-fair-tax-under-eu-plans> that make money from user data or digital advertising, in a bid to level the playing field with bricks-and-mortar companies that pay more tax ».

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