Tag Archive for 'internet governance'

GDPR, three years on: five lessons on data privacy and libraries

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in 2018, it ushered in major changes in the policy dialogue and practice around data privacy – both inside the EU and globally. Three years on, libraries continue to work to uphold their ethical commitments to privacy in the evolving policy landscape.

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World Information Society Day 2021: Adaptation, Innovation and Transformation

17 May marked the annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. This year’s theme, “Accelerating digital transformation in challenging times”, encourages libraries to reflect on their own digital journeys over the past year, and on the next steps in reaching global connectivity goals and ambitions.

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Five Ways That Libraries Offer Meaningful Connectivity

Libraries have helped people stay connected through the Covid-19 pandemic. Beyond just access, libraries can help offer meaningful connectivity – where internet access can advance personal, professional, or educational development.
A guest blog by Teddy Woodhouse, research manager at the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), discusses the ways libraries help offer access that drives development, and how to magnify their impact.

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Digital Cooperation Day Three: How can libraries play a strong role in partnerships and decision-making related to the internet?

The final day of our consultation on IFLA’s response to the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation looks at how we can give libraries a stronger role in decision-making about digital issues. As highlighted in previous blogs, libraries already have a strong record of cooperation. The sorts of […]

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Digital Cooperation Day Two: What can libraries contribute in the key areas where digital cooperation is required?

Day two of our consultation on IFLA’s response to call for contributions launched by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation focuses on how libraries can make a difference to the challenges set out. Why cooperate? Libraries have long worked with others – governments, partners – in order to […]

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Digital Cooperation Day One: What values and principles should we bear in mind when taking decisions about the internet?

In the first of three blogs about the questions the United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation is asking in its call for submissions, we’re focusing on values. Which values should lie behind any effort to build agreements and decide on actions concerning the internet? We’ll be incorporating […]

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