G7 Leaders Sign Declaration on Online Safety as UK Announces New Cyber Laws

Note: neither Russia nor China are in the G7…:

Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K., U.S. and EU have signed a declaration containing a series of shared principles on how to tackle the global challenge of online safety, including that online firms should have systems and processes in place to reduce illegal and harmful activity and prioritize the protection of children.

The principles say that any steps to improve online safety must support the values of open and democratic societies and respect human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The joint ministerial declaration was signed at a virtual meeting hosted by U.K. Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden to fire the starting gun on this year’s G7 Summit. The agreements are part of the first of seven ministerial declarations due to be signed this year.

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