SUMMARY
This week, Cuba handed a note of protest to the top US diplomat in Havana on 
Wednesday (Jan 31) over the Trump administration's creation of a Cuba Internet 
Task Force that it said was an attempt to violate its sovereignty.
The United States federal government is said to be looking to build a 
centralized 5G wireless network across the country within three years. This 
proposal from the Trump administration to build public-funded 5G networks will 
“end in disaster”, the EU’s top telecoms regulator has warned, urging Europe to 
speed up plans for its own fast internet networks.
In Russia, more than half of citizens approve of a separate internet for the 
BRICS economic bloc, saying that the idea could boost the security of users’ 
personal data and help counter hostile propaganda.
On data protection, the head of a US government agency has warned against 
changes to the Whois<https://www.whois.com/whois/> internet lookup service in 
order to comply with the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation 
(GDPR). Besides, Head of European Union’s independent data protection authority 
says UK is likely to remain a strategic partner in data protection after Brexit
In china, online 
population<https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/online-population>, the 
largest in the world, has touched 772 million at the end of last year as 40.74 
million new connections were added. The new connections went up by 5.6 per cent 
compared to 2016, a report released by China's China Internet Network 
Information 
Centre<https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/China-Internet-Network-Information-Centre>
 (CNNIC) said. Also, China will begin blocking overseas providers of virtual 
private networks (VPN) used to circumvent its Great Firewall of government 
censorship at the end of March, official media reported.
On Wednesday, Google's parent company introduced Chronicle and described it in 
as a "new independent business within Alphabet that's dedicated to helping 
companies find and stop cyber attacks before they cause harm." Also, Alphabet 
is reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company Aramco about 
building a "tech hub" in the Middle East.
On net neutrality, California has just joined New York and Montana in resisting 
the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 
repeal<https://futurism.com/fcc-published-net-neutrality-repeal-order-whats-next/?src=featured>
 of net neutrality. Lawmakers introduced two 
bills<https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/First-of-two-California-net-neutrality-bills-move-12535116.php>
 to the California State Senate that would force service providers to continue 
treating all data on the internet the same way, without discriminating content.
On event, we note the 5th meeting of the UN Commission on Science and 
Technology for Development Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation in Geneva
Below, information on those subjects and events as welle as documents on 
cybersecurity, Internet of things, Internet shutdown

Find review and sources here
http://www.diplointernetgovernance.org/profiles/blogs/ig-weekly-brief-cstd-wgec-5th-meeting-cuba-protests-us-internet


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