Internet governance in SEE: March summary of developments is out

The seventh issue of our monthly summary of developments and activities related to Internet governance and digital policy in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area is out! It includes updates from late February and March 2017.

Main highlights:

  • Armenia: Statistical information presented by Kaspersky Lab reveals that, in 2016, every third Internet user in Armenia faced cyber threats.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Federal Police Administration reports an increasing number of reported cyber attacks, and makes recommendations for preventing and mitigating cybercrime.
  • Romania: Internet stakeholders send a letter to the Ministry of Communications and Information Society, outlining several key principles for any regulation on .ro, such as transparency, openness, accountability, and regulatory flexibility. At the same time, the parliamentary Committee on information and communications technology recommends the rejection of a draft law on .ro. The law proposed, among others, a multistakeholder model for the management of .ro.
  • Serbia: Ministry of Public Administration and Self-Government announces the launch of a new e-government service to remind citizens about the expiration dates of their documents.
  • Turkey: Twitter’s Transparency Report for the second half of 2106 shows that the largest volume of take-down requests came from Turkey.
  • Ukraine: The Ministry of Information Policy is compiling a list of websites that should be blocked because they undermine Ukrainian sovereignty.
  • This issue also includes coverage of several Internet-related events that took place in SEE and the neighbouring area over the past month.
  • A list of upcoming regional events is also part of the March issue.

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The monthly Internet governance summaries and briefings are part of the Internet governance developments in South Eastern Europe initiative, launched by SEEDIG, DiploFoundation, and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). The main goal of this initiative is to contribute to strengthening the dialogue and exchange of information on global and regional Internet governance (IG) and digital policy issues within the SEE community.

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