Washington, May 16, 2011.
On last Monday, the White House unveiled a set of policy proposals for international cooperation aiming at ensuring an open and secure Internet. In a 25 page-document entitled "International Strategy for Cyberspace", the U.S. government calls for strengthened diplomatic partnerships in which states and all those who recognize the "intrinsic value of an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable cyberspace" work together. President Barack Obama says in an introduction to the document that â€œ[Internet â€“ the digital world] is one of the finest examples of a community self-organizing, as civil society, academia, the private sector, and government work together democatically to ensure its effective management.â€œ Obama outlines thatâ€œ it is the first time that the U.S nation has laid out an approach that unifies its engagement with international partners  on the full range of cyber issues.â€œ
The document is short on very specifics and detailed actions. It provide goals and frameworks to support fundamental freedom and privacy, build the community of responsible stakeholders in cyberspace, promote Internet governance, establish law enforcement, and help promoting open and interoperable standards.
 The document summarizes the increasing number of international organizations taking up cybersecurity and other cyberspace issues : Organization of American States (OAS), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Organization (APEC), the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe (OSCE), the African Union (AU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Group of Eight (G-8), the European Union (EU), the United Nations (U.N.), and the Council of Europe.
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