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May 2013 Blog Posts (6)

[Webinar] The role of governments in IG

The role of governments in Internet governance is under wider scrutiny this month. Debates during the ITU's World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF) in Geneva, legal developments from the US House of Representatives, and the tumultuous developments at ICANN and its Government Advisory Committee (GAC), have cast a spotlight on governments' role and the multistakeholder model.…


Added by Diplo IGCBP on May 25, 2013 at 12:31pm — 5 Comments

Facial Recognition and Privacy

               Facial recognition (FR) involves the automatic processing of digital images where individuals are recognized by their unique facial features. Specifically, FR facilitates the notion of matching the name with a face and increases the risk of revealing one’s sensitive information. This paper discusses the privacy and data-protection implications surrounding the proliferation of facial recognition technology (FRT) and presents a harmonized approach to…


Added by Kadian Davis on May 23, 2013 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Attending the Swedish Internet Forum 2013 #sif2013

The Swedish Internet Governance Forum 2013 officially started today and will end tomorrow on May 23, 2013. I will be participating in an opening panel tomorrow morning on internet freedom. Look out for more information on twitter at #sif2013.…

Added by Grace Githaiga on May 22, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Thanks to previous IGF MAG members, welcome to the new ones

Hello Diplo World :)

The IGF Secretariat has announced the composition of the new MAG in a press release. We thank everyone who participated in the selection process: first, those who offered their names for consideration, then those involved in the discussions, encouragement and endorsement processes around the world. You can read more about Diplo's MAG member endorsement process…


Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on May 13, 2013 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

WTPF-13: Strategic Dialogue

On May 13 at CICG, Genève, the ITU will host…


Added by Valerie on May 10, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Taste of Cyber Crime in Developing Nations - The Ugandan Version

During the online classes on cyber security at Diplo Foundation a lot was discussed about cyber security and cyber crime. At that time most of the discussion points seemed alien to some of us from developing countries, sorry my country Uganda is not a developing nation but an underdeveloped country with out a cyber security team in police, no CERT teams whatsoever in the nation and a very naive society as regards cyber…


Added by Mayengo Tom Kizito on May 8, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

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