[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : EU copyright laws for Internet; EU rules on disinformation; Google on EU's"Right to be forgotten"; Alibaba to partner with Alisher Usmanov, Facebook to fight fake news; Advocacy on new Data protection policy in US...

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 14 17:40:53 UTC 2018


This week, "The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online EU copyright laws for the internet age".

On online extremism, "In his State of the European Union Address 2018, President Jean-Claude Juncker announced new rules to get terrorist content off the web within one hour. The new rules are being presented one week ahead of the Informal Meeting in Salzburg where EU Leaders are expected to discuss security".

"Google is fighting a big battle in the European Union's top court about whether people's "right to be forgotten" should apply globally to its search engine. The technology giant was set for a showdown at the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg this week staring Tuesday with France’s data privacy regulator over an order to remove search results worldwide upon request."

On data protection, "The Internet Association, a group representing more than 40 major internet and technology firms including Netflix, Microsoft and Twitter, has called for the US to implement a new national data protection policy. The group hopes to pre-empt each state implementing its own rules, after California passed privacy legislation in June, Reuters reports

On digital economy, "Alibaba Group is setting up a $2bn joint venture with billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s internet services firm Mail.ru Group to strengthen the Chinese company’s foothold in Russian e-commerce".

On child online protection, "someone is caught with child pornography every 23 minutes in the UK, with offences increasing by almost a quarter in the last year, new figures have shown.

On fake news, "as part of its ongoing efforts to fight misinformation Facebook has announced, that its 27 fact-checking partners across the world now have access to a new tool that will analyze pictures and videos. According to Facebook, this feature is powered by machine learning and is designed to help reviewers identify and take action against false content faster.

Below, find sources and more informations on those topics..

EU approves controversial Copyright Directive including internet 'link tax' and 'upload filter'


State of Union 2018 : commission proposes ne rules to get terrorist content off the web

Google case tests global reach of EU's 'Right to Be Forgotten


Internet Group backs national data privacy approach


China's Alibaba in joint venture with Russia mail.ru internet group


Someone is caught with child pornography every 23 minutes in the UK


Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news


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