Russia to present two new reslutions to UN GA

Russia plans to present two new draft resolutions in the field of cybersecurity to the United Nations General Assembly in autumn, Kommersant reports. The first proposal, “Advances in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security,” will be based on Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s ‘International Code of Conduct for Information Security‘. The proposal will introduce a new Code of Conduct for states, prohibiting the use of ICT to interfere in the internal affairs of other states and to undermine their stability, preventing states from abusing their dominant position in information technology and guaranteeing that all states play the same role in Internet Governance. The second proposal, “Countering the use of Information and Communication Technologies for Criminal Purposes,” is envisioned as an alternative to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention) of which Russia is not a signatory. The Russian draft resolution will also provide for a data exchange, but “on a different, purely legal basis.” The aim is to change the precondition of being a signatory of the Budapest Convention in order to debate the issue of cybercrime.