Digital Watch Newsletter, Issue 12

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Borg Psaila, Stephanie
Dickinson, Samantha
Nyein, Aye Mya
Horejsova, Tereza
Kurbalija, Jovan
Paque, Virginia
Radu, Roxana
Radunovic, Vladimir
Rosen Jacobson, Barbara
Sacchetto, Emanuele
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Geneva Internet Platform; DiploFoundation
Brexit challenges a decades‑long prevalence of integration as the main economic and social paradigm in Europe. Any setback is likely to affect the Internet as a communication in‑ frastructure of global integration. A concern about fragmentation and disintegration of the Internet is shared by a few recent studies. Security, privacy, and net neutrality were again under focus as several developments continue to have a global impact. Digital economy was discussed by OECD ministers. The IANA stewardship transition process was marked with steady progress. The recent report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression stresses the importance of Internet and technology companies in areas affecting freedom of expression in current global circumstances. A tiny portion of the deep web belongs to the ‘dark web’ – a space without a centralised structure and with non‑indexed and very volatile content that is accessible only with special browsers. What makes this safe haven for criminals particularly resilient? The 9th meeting of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), held on 9–10 June in Brussels, brought together over 600 participants to discuss a wide range of Internet‑related issues identified as being of interest for Internet governance stakeholders in Europe. The presence of many representatives of European governments and EU institutions brought added‑value to the discussions on controversial topics such as cybersecurity, surveillance, and human rights.