Analyzing India Stack

Today IGP is releasing an important new paper analyzing "India Stack" in depth. With roots going back two decades, including Aadhaar, India's biometric digital identity scheme, the Modi administration is now attempting to create a national digital public infrastructure under the India Stack umbrella. The analysis is of interest in...

The Technical Community and Internet Governance: A Response to the Costerton-Curran-Wilson letter

As participants in – and long-time supporters of – the governance model of ICANN and the regional Internet registries, we were puzzled by a recent blog post by three leaders of these important institutions. Sally Costerton is the interim CEO of ICANN, the organization that operates the IANA and develops...

US Restricts Capital Flows to China…Sort of

A new Presidential Executive Order authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate U.S. investments in “countries of concern” (a nice euphemism that avoids calling China an "adversary"). The E.O. identifies three categories of “national security technologies” covered by the program: semiconductors and microelectronics; quantum information technologies; and artificial intelligence....

The Narrative: EU-US data flows; Twitter’s descent; Tiktok Extinction Event; AI-Attribution; e-Rupee

December 15, 2022 US-EU Data Privacy Framework Moves Forward The European Commission published a “draft adequacy decision,” about the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. In a largely unheralded but highly consequential decision, the US committed itself to privacy protections for European citizens in an October Executive Order from the Biden administration....

The Narrative: A new Chief Twit; India wants you to complain; KSA hurls a BRIC

November 1, 2022 The Twitter Acquisition Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, by threatening to upset the social media status quo, has kicked off a rambunctious but mostly healthy controversy in the US about the role of content moderation in the ”public square.” In a separate blog post, Milton Mueller explains...

Final Conference Program Set!

IGP's 7th Annual Conference, "From Internet Governance to Digital Political Economy," is only a few days away. We've added a few new things, including Louise Marie Hurel Silva Dias to the opening panel discussion, and an assessment of the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework by U.S. privacy law scholar Peter...