Paris Internet Governance Forum

The UNESCO Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018 in Paris ended last week with a wide range of conclusions. On 171 panels, about 2000 participants had discussed cyber security, development and innovation, participation, new technology, further development of internet governance, human rights and mainstreaming as well as media and content for three days at the IGF. French President Emmanuel Macron launched a call for more legal and data security on the Internet in Paris. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by all EU Member States, among others. Next year Germany will host the IGF’s annual meeting, which will take place from 25 to 29 November 2019. But the debate in Germany will continue as early as 27 November 2018. Then the X. Internet Governance Forum Germany will take place in Berlin. Among other issues, the event will also deal with the state of freedom of expression on the Internet.