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Mexico

In early January 2023, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) published a notice for the opening of a public consultation. The goal is to gather information and proposals for the design and preparation of the next public tender. The result will be the granting of concessions for the use and commercial exploitation of frequency bands of the radio spectrum, available for the provision of wireless access services.

General

On 1 December, the International Digital Dialogues organised a hybrid workshop at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022 to discuss the global governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for sustainable development. The speakers agreed that inclusive multi-stakeholder approaches are essential for developing AI governance frameworks, and that there is a need for AI governance structures that actively promote sustainable development.

Brazil

On 16 and 17 November 2022, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) held the first consultations with Brazilian stakeholders of the German-Brazilian Digital Dialogue. Stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and academia attended the event. It was structured into three thematic sessions: Web 3.0 and Quantum Computing, Digital Health and Twin Transition.

Indonesia

Until September this year, personal data regulations in Indonesia were scattered across finance, telecommunications and labour law. This made it difficult for businesses and consumers to account for data misuse and malpractice. With a new data protection law, Indonesia now holds both local and international businesses liable for handling personal data.

India

From 26 to 28 October 2022, a delegation headed by Benjamin Brake, Director General (DG) for Digital and Data Policy at the German Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), visited Bangalore and New Delhi. The visit reaffirmed the continuously strong cooperation between Germany and India on the topic of digitalisation.

Indonesia

The German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics (KOMINFO) have met to discuss an Indonesian-German Digital Dialogue.

Republic of Korea

On 5 September 2022, the first regular meeting of the German-Korean Digital Dialogue took place. State Secretary Stefan Schnorr (German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, BMDV) welcomed a delegation from the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) led by Vice Minister Park Yun Kyu.

Mexico

In an online workshop on 29 of June, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) presented important aspects of cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. The aim was to provide insights into the German framework for cybersecurity measures and to foster international collaboration among relevant actors in the digital ecosystem.

Brazil

The German-Brazilian Digital Dialogue supported the first official visit of the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) to Brazil from 6 to 9 August 2022. The Director-General of BMDV’s central department, Dr Rudolf Gridl, participated in two panels at the 8th Brazilian Innovation Week. He also met with high-ranking officials within the Brazilian administration to assess opportunities for cooperation in digital government and innovation management.

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