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Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF)

Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) Definition of Internet Governance As articulated in the report of the United Nations’ Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) in 2005, “Internet governance is the development and application by Governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that …

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16th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum

This year, the CIGF evolves yet again, this time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 16th CIGF will be convened via online videoconferencing, under the theme: Accelerating Digital Transformation – Internet Governance Matters! Countries, organizations and end-users have all had to rely more heavily on digital services as COVID-19 related public health and social …

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Shaping Caribbean Telecommunications…30 Years Later

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (29th March 2019) – In 1989, the CARICOM Heads of Government recognising the importance of telecommunications in strengthening the process of integration and fostering development, took the bold step of establishing the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). Thirty years later, the CTU has fulfilled the mandate initially set out by …

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14th CIGF Addresses Data Protection and the Impact of Social Media

Shortly before the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) took effect on the 25th May 2018, the 14th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) considered the impact that these regulations could have on the Caribbean region. Organised by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union and hosted in Paramaribo by the Telecommunications Authority Suriname (TAS), this Forum took …

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Data privacy tops Caribbean Internet governance agenda

BY GERARD BEST PARAMARIBO, Suriname. May 2, 2018—Data privacy will be among the items topping the agenda at an upcoming Caribbean Internet Governance Forum to be held by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) in Suriname this month. The meeting is part of an effort by several Caribbean countries to establish and strengthen policies to ensure …

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