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From: UN Press Secretary Lehnerz

France Calls for Global Cybersecurity

President of France Emmanuel Macron recently proposed a cybersecurity initiative, urging countries to use cyber capabilities to prevent “malign activities.” The initiative also calls for states not to use cyber attacks against one another indiscriminately. Many countries, such as the US, China, Iran, Israel, and Russia, are reluctant to relinquish their cyber weaponry and have not signed onto the initiative.

Impact: Recent years have seen cyber meddling on an unprecedented scale. Election legitimacy has been called into question in many states. An initiative such as this would encourage states not to engage in cyber warfare against one another; rather, it encourages states to use their cyber power for beneficial purposes.

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