[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Update :ICANN 63; United Nations Data Forum; U.N Digital Economy Forum; UK, US to Sign Accord on AI, Cybersecurity; Europe and US on digital tax; Internet access has slowed; Tim COOK backs GDPR; cyber geopolitics (US – Russia..)......

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 26 16:26:05 UTC 2018

This week, “With 80 interactive discussion panels and more than 400 global speakers, the second edition of the United Nations<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/united-nations.html> Data Forum 2018<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/2018.html> discussed harnessing the data revolution for sustainable development and improving the use of data and statistics to achieve change towards a better future for human communities in line with the SDGs 2030”. https://www.urdupoint.com/en/middle-east/un-world-data-forum-2018-launched-in-dubai-462042.html

“The United Nations 2018 World Digital Economy Forum was held at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. UN Secretary-General Guterres, current presidents, prime ministers, ministers and other political figures from many countries around the world, senior executives of the global 500 companies, top investors and entrepreneurs attended the summit”. https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/plus-token-co-founder-leo-attended-the-united-nations-world-digital-economy-forum-and-met-with-global-blockchain-technology-experts/ Moreover, “Investment is needed in hard infrastructure like roads and broadband connections in developing countries if they are to prosper in the new digital economy and attain the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers said at the

World Investment Forum’s Global Leaders Investment Summit <http://worldinvestmentforum.unctad.org/session/global-leaders-investment-summit-ii/> on 24 October”. https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1895
On taxation, “Europe has talked long enough about whether to make internet giants like Googl e, Apple and Facebook pay more taxes and it is time for a decision, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. “Enough of talking. Enough words. Enough excuses!” Le Maire said in an interview with Public Senat TV. “What’s getting in the way, as always in Europe, is a lack of political will. All the technical issues have been resolved.” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital-france/enough-excuses-frances-le-maire-grows-impatient-over-gafa-tax-idUSKCN1MS1AM
Also, “a new tax on technology giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google could raise £4.4bn a year across Europe, an EU commissioner has said...”

Find review in full here : https://gouvernanceinternet.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/internet-governance-update-icann-63-united-nations-data-forum-u-n-digital-economy-forum-uk-us-to-sign-accord-on-ai-cybersecurity-europe-and-us-on-digital-tax-internet-access-has-slowed-tim-c/

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