June 23, 2021

Macron and Tech Giants Launch ‘Paris Call’ to Fix Internet Ills (Cybercrime, Online Censorship, Hate Speech); China, Russia, and U.S. Don’t Sign Declaration

From Reuters

France and U.S. technology giants including Microsoft on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber attacks, online censorship and hate speech.

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In the document, which is supported by many European countries but, crucially, not China or Russia, the signatories urge governments to beef up protections against cyber meddling in elections and prevent the theft of trade secrets.

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In another sign of the Trump administration’s reluctance to join international initiatives it sees as a bid to encroach on U.S. sovereignty, French officials said Washington might not become a signatory, though talks are continuing.

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Resources

Cybersecurity: Paris Call of 12 November 2018 for Trust and Security in Cyberspace (via Gov. of France)

Interet Governance Forum Website

Paris Peace Forum Website

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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