The German Federal Government is holding on to the German national law on data retention passed in 2015. In this op-ed, Volker Tripp of Digitale Gesellschaft argues that this attitude is untenable.
News on Governance
Authoring a Charta specifically for digital fundamental rights might be a welcome distraction for rulers, finds Amelia Andersdotter.
Despite criticism, this charter "is unique in reaching out to engage with much broader audiences than any other digital charter did before," say digital policy advisers von Weizsäcker and Schräpel.
The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee adoption on 21 November of a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age comes as timely and crucial for protecting the right to privacy in light of new challenges.
More influence of governments in internet governance has been contentious for years. At the its meeting in Helsinki this week, ICANN took steps towards independence.
As a scholar of constitutional law, of European and international law, having along the way gathered some knowledge of the workings of the internet, I am happy to present some perhaps somewhat revolutionary thoughts about governing in the future. The issue I was asked to deal with was: Governing the 21st century. Here are my thoughts about it. 1
Digital rights blogger Fabian Warislohner takes a critical look at Estonia's fast-track digitalisation strategy and compares it to Germany's track record.
Europe’s pending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) threatens free expression and access to information on the internet, argues scholar Daphne Keller in the last of six posts.
The European Court of Human Rights on 1 December ruled that the blanket blocking of YouTube by Turkish authorities violated the right to freedom of information. Will Turkey comply with the court's decision?
Fifth of a series of posts about the pending EU General Data Protection Regulation, and its consequences for intermediaries and user speech online.