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WSA Newsletter 04 / 2014

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WSA mobile: My Data belongs to Me - WSA workshop on Personal Data in the Virtualisation Society at WSIS+10 High Level Event in Geneva!
Held in the ITU Headquarters, on 9 June, WSA framed out a huge issue of ICT development: Data Citizen Rights to Personal Data in the Virtualisation Society
Internet has a huge memory. Pictures, data and personal information will be stored, sold, duplicated and spread before you can utter the words “My data belongs to me”. But what about the human right of data privacy? This issue will generate legal, technological and moral discussions for years to come, when actions need to be taken. So, Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the WSA, advanced a workshop on “Data Citizen Rights” in the WSIS+10 High-Level Event and introduced it in the subsequent meetings of the UN consultation process leading up to the 2015 Review:

“WSIS+10 needs to deal with the challenges posed by big data and global connected economy. WSA started the initiative “My data belongs to me” in order to create a level playing field in the market of social media, cloud computing and internet of things. We need to go to a central starting point: unless someone asks for my permission and make transparent for what you use it, they cannot use my data.”

Read the outcome report here…
WSA-Mobile Benin- MTN App Challenge in partnership with WSA-Mobile
First MTN Benin App Challenge officially launched in Benin with the great support of WSA expert Hermann T. Aplogan.
As the first mobile apps event in Benin, the MTN Benin App Challenge will showcase the mobile apps industry in Benin with the great support of MTN Benin and WSA expert Hermann T. Aplogan. Taking place in Cotonou, Benin, the MTN Benin App Challenge 2014 was launched with a press conference with Mr. Nicolas Gomez, Director Corporate Services (MTN Benin).

The MTN App Challenge is a competition for Benin’s mobile application developers, also aiming to open a new booster era of mobile economy in Benin. Benin’s mobile application developers are invited to join with innovative ideas and participate in the MTN Apps Challenge to seize the many opportunities for self-employment in the digital economy.

Read more…
WSA mobile in Lithuania selects national winners at national contest
WSA expert Ieva Žilionienė from Lithuania presents the winners of the national mobile content contest "New Enlightener 2014”.
On Friday, June 6, the winners of national mobile content contest "New Enlightener 2014” (www.naujasisknygnesys.lt) were announced in Vilnius, Lithuania.

From the 46 products presented for different categories, 8 winners were selected. They will represent Lithuania as national nominees for the “World Summit Award mobile 2014”.
“Mobile devices, solutions and content becomes increasingly important in our everyday life. Information Society Development Committee annually organizes the "New Enlightener” aiming to find high-quality and interesting Lithuanian e- and m-content – in order to encourage and honor their developers here, in Lithuania, and to nominate them for global contest. Read more…
WSA mobile hosting partner ADSIC hosts 5th Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum
WSA friend and partner Rainer Babiel, Managing Partner of Babiel Consulting Germany shared his knowledge and experience.
The Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), the governmental body overseeing Abu Dhabi's Information Technology agenda, hosted the 5th Abu Dhabi e-Government Forum held on June 17, 2014. The event was participated by government employees and beheld various topics, most notably the e-Government strategy. Rainer Babiel shared his knowledge and experience about strategic international benchmarks, best practices and learnings in e-und m-Government. Read more…
Your WSA Team 2014

Peter A. Bruck, Birgit Berger, Nora Wolloch & Manuela Wagner

Visit us at: www.wsis-award.org & www.wsa-mobile.org
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