UN HLP Report calls for a Global Commitment on Digital Trust and Security

Report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation “The Age of Digital Interdependence” recommends the development of a Global Commitment on Digital Trust and Security “to shape a shared vision, identify attributes of digital stability, elucidate and strengthen the implementation of norms for responsible uses of technology, and propose priorities for action” (Recommendation 4). According to the Report, the Global Commitment could strengthen the implementation of voluntary norms agreed by the UN GGE in 2015, explore ways to adhere to stricter software development norms and achieve more transparency in the use of software and components. The Global Commitment could also play an important role in capacity development and awareness raising, in particular in cybersecurity and resilience against misinformation, strengthening authentication practices among private sector, and improving the digital hygiene of new users coming online. The Global Commitment should complement existing global processes.