G7 principles and actions on cyber

27 May 2016

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Principles and Recommendations

The signatories of the G7 Principles and Actions on Cyberspace stated, among other things, that the openness, interoperability, reliability, and security of the Internet are key to its development and success, and that the free flow of information is a fundamental principle to promote the global economy and development. They also reaffirmed the importance of respecting privacy, data protection and cybersecurity, as well as promoting and protecting human rights and principles of rule of law online. The participants also emphasised their commitment to a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance and made reference to a significant role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in addressing global challenges and achieving progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.