A Digital Geneva Convention to protect cyberspace

Digital Geneva ConventionPolicy paper

Governments continue to invest in greater offensive capabilities in cyberspace, and nation-state attacks on civilians are on the rise. The world needs new international rules to protect the public from nation state threats in cyberspace.

In short, the world needs a Digital Geneva Convention.

By building on the work done to date, governments, the technology sector and civil society groups can pave the way for a legally binding agreement that will ensure a stable and secure cyberspace. Everyone with an interest in advancing this process should commit to working with public sector and private sector partners around the world to find a practical way forward.

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    Microsoft’s cybersecurity policy team partners with governments and policymakers around the world, blending technical acumen with legal and policy expertise. By identifying strategic issues, assessing the impacts of policies and regulations, leading by example, and driving groundbreaking research, we help to promote a more secure online environment.