Wednesday, April 18th, 2017
Take place on Wednesday, April 18th, 2017, Skype and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in front of Audio Visual Room, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia.
The MoU discuss the cooperation between Skype and ITU in strengthening the cyber security. With this cooperation, ITU committed to provide software, database and online features to renew Skype’s basic infrastructure, also help Skype to ensure its user’s privacy by improve and strengthen the database software for user’s personal information, text messages, and/or video call between users through funding and placement of technical assistants. ITU will also support the Skype Seats Project. While Skype will also contribute to help ITU to improve its brand image through the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP), and act as one of ITU’s subsidiary companies through Self-Assessment Tool. Skype will also uphold the Global Government Surveillance Reform Principles, Skype will also provide information that may be necessary for them under certain conditions.
This cooperation aims to create a strong cyber security and safer cybersphere by strengthening the cyber infrastructure, preventing illegal contents, and data theft. This cooperation also expected to strengthen the cooperation between both parties.