Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet ills

Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet illsFrance and U.S. technology giants including Microsoft on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber attacks, online censorship and hate speech. With the launch of a declaration entitled the ‘Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace’, French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to revive efforts to regulate cyberspace after the last round of United Nations negotiations failed in 2017. The Paris call was initially pushed for by tech companies but was redrafted by French officials to include work done by U.N. experts in recent years.



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