Monday, April 17th, 2017
International Committee of the Red Cross or ICRC, EastWest Institute (EWI), and France held a meeting today in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. The meeting resulted in signing the Memorandum of Understanding between three parties.
The cooperation based on the shared common vision that refers to the importance of human right in the cyberspace. Therefore, they discussed the responsible behavior and international norms in the cyberspace by implementing the multi-stakeholderism approach. One of the focuses in this cooperation is the human rights, specifically in protecting the private data of individual and business. With this cooperation, France agreed with EWI and ICRC, to implement a guideline that sets a standard to a good and responsible behavior in the cyberspace and protect the privacy of data. France has chosen to be the reliable partner as the states that already have advanced technology (such as Cryptography) supported by Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés or National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) as the regulatory body that ensures the protecting data and privacy in the cyberspace.
With this cooperation, France hopes it will raise the awareness to use the internet by prioritizing the responsibility and safety as one of their objectives. All parties also hope it will lead to another cooperation in the future and the norms can be implemented by the others.