[PRESS RELEASE]: “ICRC AND BRAZIL AGREED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT THE INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY ON CYBER DOMAIN BASED ON INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW”

2017-03-23 (3)

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Brazil committed to cooperate on Preserving and Protecting Individual Privacy on Cyber Domain Based on International Humanitarian Law by signing the Memorandum of Understanding on the meeting today that was held in front of Audio Visual in Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung.

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(The Head of Delegation of Brazil (Left) and ICRC (Right) signed the Memorandum of Understanding. – REUTERS)

In the cyberspace sphere, human rights are necessary to be protected. By using the internet, people have the opportunity to express themselves more using social media and other platforms. Both parties agreed to prioritize the Humanitarian Law to protect the civil society rights from the cyber attack and cyber crimes. A shared visions between two states bring a concrete law of human rights based on International Humanitarian Law. By agreeing to this cooperation, ICRC will also provide assistance for Brazil to strengthen and educate the civil society about individual privacy in cyber space.

Both parties hoped that the humanitarian law can be adopted in all states system of law, and can provide a safe place for the civil society to communicate.

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