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The G7 and cyberspace: ‘give peace a chance’

By Paul Meyer      

Cyberspace certainly represents potent new capabilities; it is time to develop some constraints to counter the base instincts for domination and preserve the peace.

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The G7 summit meeting hosted by Japan May 26-27 issued a document entitled 'G7 Principles and Actions on Cyber.' This cyber policy statement was the most elaborate one issued by the G7 since 2011. The intervening years have revealed continuity on some prominent themes, such as support for the free flow of information and respect for human rights online. However, the increasing use of cyber operations by authoritarian regimes in suppressing dissent and the infringement of privacy rights

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