[PRESS RELEASE]: “SOUTH KOREA, EWI, AND ICRC ENCOURAGED TO BE INVOLVED IN JOINT EFFORT TOWARDS RAISING AWARENESS REGARDING A RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR IN CYBERSPACE”

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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

South Korea, EastWest Institute (EWI), and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) were signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday, April 11th, 2017 in Laboratorium HI, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.

This MoU contains several agendas, which are the responsibility of citizen’s behavior in cyberspace, protection of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), privacy as a part of human rights in the cyberspace, and sharing mechanism of multi-stakeholder parties in the cyberspace regarding the regulation of information sharing system access. These agendas have a same purpose which is to protect the privacy of state and non-state actor in the internet.

As the initiator, ICRC said that they kept on broadening their cooperation to promote the establishment of international norms and responsible behavior on cyberspace to both state and non-state actor.

“We acknowledge the importance of the privacy of our society, so that we support the proposal of ICRC and EWI because we need limitations in the cyber space as well,” said the representative of South Korea.

“We accept this offer because we know that in this cyber governance there has to be international norms towards the cyber space, so that we hope that this cooperation will be raising awareness for all parties in facing cyberspace,” said the representative of EastWest Institute.

All parties hope that this agreement would emphasize the need for the society regarding on how to behave in the cyberspace, how the cyberspace works, including the threats. Therefore, any kind of cyber-attacks can be avoided by the society in the future.

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