“In a world where open and covert conflicts among states increasingly rely on digital tools, guidelines for ‘good behaviour’ for state and non-state actors in cyberspace are more than needed.” This message was one of the outcomes of the 11th European Internet Governance Forum (EURODIG).
EURODIG offered a unique opportunity to present the work of the GCSC to more than 800 participants from over 50 countries. Commissioner Wolfgang Kleinwächter briefed EURODIG participants on the work and progress of the Commission in the preceding months, including the two norms on protecting the public core of the Internet and the electoral infrastructure. He also spoke about the ongoing discussions on other norms, including how to deal with vulnerabilities in hardware and software and how to promote a holistic approach in global Internet negotiations. For a deeper analysis of the event and issues, read Wolfgang Kleinwächter’s article EURODIG Tbilisi 2018: Positioning in the New Complexity of the Global Internet Governance Ecosystem.