[AfrICANN-discuss] Internet Governance Weekly Brief : Internet Freedom Report; ITU : facts and figures 2019; US 2020 Election disinformation campaign; Russia’s sovereign Internet law; Ramsomware attacks in Spain and Nunavut; Trust, Privacy challenges; ICANN 66………

Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 8 17:06:16 UTC 2019

Hi all!

For your documentation, kindly find our weekly web review on Internet Governance<https://gouvernanceinternet.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/internet-governance-weekly-brief-internet-freedom-report-itu-facts-and-figures-2019-us-2020-election-disinformation-campaign-russias-sovereign-internet-law-ramsomware-attacks-in-spain/> with some main titles featured below.




* Russia internet: Law introducing new controls comes into force
* “Joint Statement from DOJ, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections”
* Facebook Highlights Moves to Combat 2020 US Election Disinformation
* Snowden warns of internet giants’ ‘irresistible power’
* Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia
* «Russia Steps Up Efforts to Shield Its Hackers From Extradition to U.S.
* U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources
* First-ever U.S.-Taiwan cyber exercises open in Taipei
* Huawei calls hackers to Munich for secret bug bounty meeting
* Massive Web Defacement Attack in Georgia Raises New Concerns About Politically Motivated Cyber Attacks
* US Interior Department grounds drone fleet over security concerns


* Facebook Launches Next Steps in Full Messaging Encryption Plan


* GDPR is missing the point, says Edward Snowden
* Irish Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance On Right Of Access Under GDPR
* The right to privacy in Sudan: A call to enact a data protection act
* Kenya : President Kenyatta signs Data Protection Bill into law
* Australia Accuses Google Of Misleading Consumers Over Location Data
* California discloses facebook probe, demands Zuckerberg’s emails
* A network of ‘Camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers
* Facebook reveals privacy flaw in Groups
* India's Congress party says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit by WhatsApp privacy breach


* New internet exchange established in mid-Africa to reduce latency
* euNetworks builds critical internet infrastructure linking Dublin to London and Lowestoft


* India not happy with OECD tax formula for global digital firms, wants proper share from Google, Facebook
* Margrethe Vestager warns OECD proposals must be agreed to head off tighter tax laws on tech firms
* Netflix under investigation for unpaid taxes in Italy
* New rules on IP rights and e-commerce to be set under RCEP free trade agreement


* UK police need to slow down with face recognition, says data watchdog


* Beijing Internet Court's 1st year sees 42,000 cases


* Freedom of the Net 2019 : The crisis of social media
* UAE may lift ban on WhatsApp calls, head of country’s cybersecurity authority says


* ITU: Measuring digital development: Facts and figures 2019


* Hungary to cooperate with Huawei in 5G network rollout


* European Commission: Annual self-assessment reports of signatories to the Code of Practice on disinformation 2019
* Germany: Police Fight Hate Speech and Incitement
* Ireland: Govt approves plans to combat fake news and disinformation in political advertising


* After Brexit, Europe wants cybersecurity pact with UK
* Australia - “Advisory 2019-131a: Emotet malware campaign”
* Government of Nunavut falls victim to ransomware attack
* Cyber attack hits Spanish companies including radio network
* Microsoft’s Brad Smith on why Trump hasn’t backed his global cyber security agreement
* EU patches 20-year-old open source vulnerability


* MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative
* Joint Statement on Reaffirmation of Commitment to Advancing the Rights of the Child in ASEAN


* Thailand drafts ethics guidelines for AI


* Internet access cut off in much of Iraq
* #KeepitOn: Joint letter on keeping the internet open and secure in Iraq
* Southern Africa: SADC Seeks to Reduce Internet Cost


* Chinese court first to use blockchain secured evidence for criminal conviction

ICANN news and announcement:

Internet Society

IETF news

* Finalized IETF LLC Policies Published
* IESG Strategic Retreat

Read review in full here : https://gouvernanceinternet.wordpress.com/2019/11/08/internet-governance-weekly-brief-internet-freedom-report-itu-facts-and-figures-2019-us-2020-election-disinformation-campaign-russias-sovereign-internet-law-ramsomware-attacks-in-spain/

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