The world community needs to create a legal basis, universal agreements on the behavior of states in the information sphere and cyberspace, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the Security Council, according to the Kremlin’s website.
The President noted that the rapid development of information technology has provided unprecedented opportunities in many areas, but also brought with it serious risks.
“We consider it necessary to conclude universal international legal agreements aimed at preventing conflicts and building a mutually beneficial partnership in the global information space,” Putin said.
In his opinion, countries should jointly “develop and agree on universal, fair for all rules of responsible behavior of states in the information space with clear and intelligible criteria for permissible and unacceptable actions”, and also make these rules “legally binding”.
“That is, each country must strictly abide by these rules,” Putin said. At the same time, the president added that Russia stands “for the inviolability of the digital sovereignty of states,” that is, the right of countries to develop legislation in the information sphere themselves.