Ahead of the Paris Peace Forum which is taking place on the 11th–13th of November 2019, the French Government is renewing expressions of support for the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. Alto Data Analytics is proud to announce its participation as a signatory to the Paris Call, affirming a steadfast commitment to the principles of robust multistakeholder collaboration with the aim of contributing to the reinforcement of trust, security, and stability in the digital sphere. The Paris Call is a landmark declaration in favor of the development of common principles for securing the internet, and it is one of the most significant expressions of support by public and private sector entities including governments and civil society for the establishment of international norms in the digital ecosystem. Since its launch by French President Emmanuel Macron in November 2018, it has received the backing of 74 States (including the 28 EU Member States), 333 international and civil society organizations, and 607 private sector entities.
The digital sphere, which is becoming increasingly central to our interconnected lives, is a place of immense opportunity. As such, it is also a space of new, emerging, and quickly evolving threats. As exemplified by the rise in digital disinformation, deepfakes, and several other malign digital threats, the rapid increase in the intensity and scale of malicious activities can pose a serious danger to the reputational and financial security of individuals and organizations as well as to critical infrastructures in both the public and private space.
Amidst such an environment, the Paris Call advocates for States working together and collaborating with private-sector partners and the world of research and civil society in order to ensure respect for people’s rights and protect them online as they do in the physical world. Supporters of the Paris Call are thus committed to working together to:
- increase prevention against and resilience to malicious online activity;
- protect the accessibility and integrity of the Internet;
- cooperate in order to prevent interference in electoral processes;
- work together to combat intellectual property violations via the Internet;
- prevent the proliferation of malicious online programs and techniques;
- improve the security of digital products and services as well as everybody’s “cyber hygiene”;
- clamp down on online mercenary activities and offensive action by non-state actors;
- work together to strengthen the relevant international standards.
Full text of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace:
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