OSCE Confidence-building measures to reduce the risks of conflict stemming from the use of ICT (2013)

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The OSCE Ministerial Council adopted an initial set of 11 Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) aimed at reducing conflict stemming from the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in 2013.  The participating States:

- will voluntarily provide their national views on ICT threats,

- will voluntarily facilitate co-operation and exchange of information among competent national bodies;

- will voluntarily hold consultations in order to reduce the risks of misperception, possible military tension or conflict that may stem from the use of ICTs, and to protect critical infrastructures;

- will voluntarily share information on measures taken to ensure an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet;

- will use OSCE as a platform for communication regarding security of and in the use of ICTs;

- are encouraged to have in place modern and effective national legislation to facilitate co-operation and sharing of time-sensitive information;

-will voluntarily share information on their national system relevant to the security of and in the use of ICTs;

-will nominate a contact point for facilitating communication;

-will voluntarily provide a list of national terminology and explanation of terms related to security of and in the use of ICTs;

- will voluntarily exchange views using OSCE platforms, mechanisms and networks

- will meet at least three times a year at the level of national experts to 1039 to discuss information exchanged and explore development of CBMs.

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