Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet

At its fourth meeting in November 2017 in New Delhi, the GCSC issued a Call to Protect the Public Core of the Internet with the following norm urging all Internet stakeholders to safeguard the general availability and integrity of the Internet:

“Without prejudice to their rights and obligations, state and non-state actors should not conduct or knowingly allow activity that intentionally and substantially damages the general availability or integrity of the public core of the Internet, and therefore the stability of cyberspace.”

After the sixth Meeting in May 2018 in Bratislava, the GCSC proposes a definition for the Public of the Internet. As input to its process, a working group of the GCSC conducted a broad survey of experts on communications infrastructure and cyber defense to assess which infrastructures were deemed most worthy of protection.

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