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Public ambivalent about collection and sale of personal data online

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Press Release
A new global survey finds that while eight in ten (79%) citizens are concerned that their online information may be collected, bought and sold online, an equal number (80%) indicated the sale of personal data would not cause them to use the Internet less often.

CIGI tackles innovation, trade issues in new era of trade agreements, productivity gaps

Thursday, May 12, 2016
News Release
WATERLOO, Ont. – Today, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) unveils a new focal point of its research that explores the role of innovation in driving productivity performance and the potential impact of the intellectual property provisions in mega-trade agreements – such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – in facilitating or hindering productivity growth.

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman in armchair discussion at CIGI

Monday, May 2, 2016
Media Advisory
Waterloo, ON – The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to present His Excellency Bruce Heyman, the United States Ambassador to Canada at the CIGI Campus in Waterloo for an armchair discussion with Rohinton Medhora, president of CIGI on Wednesday, May 4 covering such topics as the state of U.S.-Canada relations, international trade and the strength of bilateral ties.

Global trust on the Internet is in decline, CIGI-Ipsos global survey shows

Monday, April 18, 2016
Press Release
A new global survey finds that consumers are increasingly worried about their online privacy and security, especially when it comes to ‎how their personal data is handled by private corporations and governments. The survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority of global citizens (83%) believe that there need to be new rules about how companies, governments and other users use personal data.

New CIGI book addresses emerging markets’ potential to shape international financial policies

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has released a new book, Global Financial Governance Confronts the Rising Powers: Emerging Perspectives on the New G20, providing in-depth views on how international financial institutions and policies must adapt to the increased global economic power of emerging markets.

Hacktivist groups should be stopped, but are also desired for accountability, reveals CIGI-Ipsos global survey of online citizens

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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One citizen’s hacktivist is another’s cyber terrorist, or so the new adage goes. Today, an undecided verdict hangs over groups like Anonymous, which harness the power of technology to help ignite revolutions, fight oppression and dismantle dictatorships, while pursuing targeted cyberattacks against individuals and groups, sometimes for purely malicious purposes. A new survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority (66%) of global citizens believe hacktivist groups are breaking the law and should be stopped, while a sizeable portion (52%) also believe that hacktivist groups should step in when no one else will hold someone accountable.

IMF Spring Meetings in Washington: CIGI Global Economy Experts Available for Interview

Monday, April 11, 2016
Media Advisory
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada – A team of experts from the Global Economy Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will be onsite April 12-16 for the IMF Spring Meeting events in Washington, D.C. Available for media interviews and able to provide commentary on key issues the IMF is expected to discuss this week, the CIGI experts can provide insight on the IMF’s global economic growth forecast and the state of the economies of many emerging markets -- including a slowdown in China -- and contractions in Brazil and Russia.

China should rely more on G20 relations, clean sources for energy security, CIGI expert recommends

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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China should rely more on multilateral relations, such as those forged at the G20, and ramp up its clean energy production to better manage its energy needs and address its environmental woes, according to a paper released today by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

The “Dark Net” should be shut down: CIGI-Ipsos global survey: But what about its benefits?

Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Whether it be child abuse imagery, the purchase of illegal narcotics or planning an assassination, a growing amount of the world’s criminal activity takes place on a part of the Internet known as the "Dark Net" — a realm only accessible via special web browsers that allow users to surf the web anonymously. A survey commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by global research company Ipsos across 24 countries finds that a majority (71%) of global citizens ‘agree’ that the “Dark Net” should be shut down.

CIGI gathers IP and innovation experts to explore how to succeed in the global knowledge economy

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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How can Canada’s existing intellectual property (IP) framework be used to improve the country’s innovation performance in the global market? That’s the key question policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and legal practitioners will explore over the next two days (March 22-23) at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)’s conference, Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution being held in Toronto.

New CIGI book explores the development of African approaches to conflict management

Monday, March 21, 2016
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A new book, Minding the Gap: African Conflict Management in a Time of Change, released by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), explores the diverse and complex region where a variety of multinational and multi-institutional efforts are emerging to help contain and resolve conflict.

CIGI honours Rt. Hon. Joe Clark & Alvaro de Soto for their contributions to international mediation and global security research

Saturday, March 19, 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia — Former Canadian Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Right Honorable Joe Clark and former UN Under-Secretary-General, Alvaro de Soto were named “2016 CIGI Honourees” for their distinguished contributions to international mediation, security and global governance last night at an event in their honour at the International Studies Association Conference in Atlanta.
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