On June 29, the World Economic Forum announced the creation of the Global Coalition for Digital Safety. The main goal is to promote cooperation on combating malicious content on the web.
UNICEF, Microsoft and NetClean, as well as representatives of the governments of Australia, Singapore, Great Britain, the USA and other countries joined the coalition along with Ukraine.
"All processes in the modern world are based on the Internet and modern technologies. When we talk about digitalization, we mean the main objective - to create a safe online environment for Ukrainians. Therefore, a global initiative to create targeted cooperation between governments, organizations and businesses in this issue is extremely relevant now," said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
The Global Coalition will develop four areas: best practices on security standards, enhancing the balance of confidentiality and protection, fair competition among technology market players, and effective interagency collaboration to prevent harmful content.
The World Wide Web opens up endless possibilities for people - from entertainment to education or doing business. However, often people do not use this invention for good purposes. Fraud, cyberbullying, misinformation in healthcare sector, child exploitation or calls for violence - all those and more come to mind when we talk about the dangers of the Internet.
This problem is only growing in size and complexity on a daily basis. According to the latest research of the Forum, users need digital security tools to minimize the risks that arise on the Internet. The coalition aims to bring together public sector leaders on these issues and private business to work together to devise solutions that help create a secure digital society for all.