Last 12 November, during the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Paris from 12 to 14 November 2018, France, through the voice of its President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron, launched the ‘Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace’.
The Call was signed by 51 countries, 93 civil society stakeholders and 218 partners from the private sector, with a vast majority of European states and American players. Quite naturally, the FIC—as the European reference event for cybersecurity and digital trust— also joined the initiative.
After the failure of the works of the UN Group of Governmental Experts in 2017, this high-level declaration on developing common principles for securing cyberspace should enable to reopen discussions regarding an international Internet Code of Conduct. Its signatories commit to jointly take action to protect the rights and security of individuals on both the Internet and the physical world and to work for “an open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful cyberspace.”