Global panel to review Internet security

Jan 22, 2014

A global commission has been created to investigate how to ensure Internet freedom and security at a time of growing concerns over privacy breaches.

Sweden's , Carl Bildt, will head a group of some 25 experts from various backgrounds, including academia, government and civil society. They will work together over the coming two years to create "a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance."

The creation of the Global Commission on Internet Governance was announced Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The commission was set up by Canada's Centre for International Governance Innovation and Britain's Royal Institute of International Affairs. Bildt is an avid Internet and Twitter user.

Explore further: FBI: Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate

Related Stories

Study: Internet erodes democratic protections

Jan 07, 2014

Claims that the internet will "democratize" the global village are not supported by research published in the International Journal of Electronic Governance. Instead, non-democratic governments simply exploit the networks to spy ...

Tech leaders warn on effects of US snooping fallout

Jan 22, 2014

Hi-tech bosses on Wednesday demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments that has raised concerns on privacy.

Recommended for you

AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia

May 27, 2015

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two ...

Subway riders' smartphones could carry tracking malware

May 26, 2015

Millions of city dwellers with smartphones in hand, pocket or bag, use trains to get around night and day, seven days a week. The incoming message from three researchers in China is that an attacker could ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.