Internet governance debated in Brazil

2014-04-25 09:10
Lower data cost should be a priority in SA so that more people have access to the internet. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Lower data cost should be a priority in SA so that more people have access to the internet. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Sao Paulo - An international two-day conference on internet governance is drawing to a close in Brazil as government officials, academics and technical experts from some 90 countries debate how the internet should be run.

The final document of the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, or NETmundial is expected to be concluded in the late afternoon.

The draft document being debated says participants "identified a set of common principles and important values that may contribute for an inclusive, multi-stakeholder, effective, legitimate, and evolving Internet governance framework".

The wide range of topics covered in the document includes the right to privacy; freedom of information; and cyber security and ways to prevent cybercrime.

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