Canada leading globally to promote cybersecurity and counter disinformation online
May 29, 2020
Global Korean Post
Canadians need to feel they can trust and rely on the internet of today and tomorrow. The surge of disinformation and cyber threats emerging in the context of COVID-19 highlight the need to strengthen our capacity to prevent the spread of disinformation by foreign actors and malicious cyber activities.
On May 26, Dominic LeBlanc, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, announced that the Government of Canada has stepped up to be one of the three leaders on Countering Election Interference, as part of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.
As a co-lead for Principle 3, along with Microsoft and the Alliance for Securing Democracy, the Government of Canada will take part in leading activities on election interference and building international capacity in this area over the coming months. Participants in the Paris Call have committed to working together to adopt best practices on countering disinformation online and cybersecurity threats and implementing its principles online.
The Paris Call is an international declaration created in November 2018, which calls for states, the private sector, and civil society to work together to promote security in cyberspace. It is the largest-ever multi-stakeholder cybersecurity agreement and is supported by over 550 entities internationally, including over 95 governments.
The Paris Call was established by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, during the Internet Governance Forum held at UNESCO and the Paris Peace Forum in November 2018.
The goal of the Paris Call is to address new cyberspace threats that could endanger citizens and infrastructure through international cooperation and collaboration.