International Law 2.0: Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity

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The Public International Law Day is organised by the Directorate of International Law (DIL) of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) in co-operation with the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP). The 2018 edition will focus on how international law deals with questions of digital transformation and cybersecurity. An inclusive, free, and stable digital environment serves as a paradigm of peace and security, as well as the framework to boost the respect of human rights and the participation of all citizens in the democratic process. However, malicious cyber activities carried out by state and non-state actors as well as the misuse of persona data identify the need for an innovative approach to cope with these digital developments.

To this extent, the Public International Law Day 2018 is designed to bring together legal, technical and policy experts in order to foster the dialogue and common understanding amongst states, private actors, companies and the academic environment on the application of international law to digital transformation and cybersecurity. In particular, legal questions raised by cyberattacks, opportunities and challenges of digital democracy and specific diplomatic and consular law topics will be addressed.

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