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In May's issue of the Geneva Digital Watch newsletter...

Digital Watch newsletter Issue 20The latest trends & digital policy developments
Highlights include: the increase in ransomware cyber-attacks; the CJEU's opinion that can impact the future of Uber and the sharing economy; the FCC's proposal that could roll back net neutrality rules in the USA; the growing number of bilateral settlements of tax disputes involving technology companies; and the sanctions imposed on Facebook by data protection authorities in Europe. Turn to pages 1, 3, 4-5

Is cybersecurity counter-intuitive?
We give an overview of how the WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack propagated, and the damages it caused. We also explore why the ransom it generated was significantly low, despite the scale of the attack. Turn to page 6

The role of digital policy in campaigns and elections
Since digital issues were prominent in European electoral campaigns this month (in countries such as France, the UK, and Malta), we look at how digital policy is used in campaigns, and what it represents. Turn to page 7

Are you GDPR-ready?
As the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect a year from now, we invite you to test your knowledge with our crossword. Turn to page 8

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