Battle for Future: Who Will Lead Revolution of Personal Data in Cyberspace?

The ministers of the digital economy of the G20 countries, which gathered last Saturday in India, proposed an interesting idea – to develop a concept of digital state infrastructure systems, including three elements:

  • Technologies in the form of interconnected and re-used digital systems and applications that can be used in different areas.
  • Management standards fixing human rights, protection of personal data and intellectual property.
  • Community of the subjects of the private sector and civil society, which will effectively cooperate with each other in this area.

More about the concept is written in the final document of the meeting. It is described as the principles of creating a reliable, inclusive and stable digital state-owned and fraud.

At a meeting of ministers, a set of “high-level principles to support business in ensuring security, vitality and trust in the digital economy” was also proposed. This document emphasizes the methods of improving the potential of the private sector in the field of information security to protect the supply chains, increase the sustainability of critical services and encourage mechanisms for compensation for damage to organizations affected by cyber attacks.

Another fruit of the meeting was the “Cyber ​​-formation and cyber awareness of children of youth” – the result of a study on how to minimize the risks that young people encounter on the Internet.

The tools recommend five approaches for consideration by directive bodies developing initiatives for cyber formation and increased awareness of children and youth:

  • Classification of risks and response measures by age groups.
  • Investing in response, direction, and support systems.
  • Implementation of the approach with the participation of several interested parties throughout the entire decision-making process.
  • Promoting global cooperation to ensure the safety of children on the Internet.
  • Recognition of the decisive role of business and online platforms.

Thus, at the G20 meeting in India, another step was taken towards the production of global approaches to creating a safe and inclusive digital environment.

Although the adopted documents are advisory in nature, they demonstrate a growing understanding that digitalization calls require combining the efforts of governments, business, and civil society so that new technologies work for the benefit of mankind.

/Reports, release notes, official announcements.