The UN fights cybercrime with the help of Switzerland

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The event, which took place a few days ago in New York, mostly virtually, has gone almost unnoticed. Under the chairmanship of Swiss Ambassador Jürg Lauber, an open working group (OEWG) devoted to cybersecurity has found a consensus to adopt a document laying down the behavioral standards that states are supposed to apply in cyberspace. Some will see only limited progress confined to the UN. But reaching a consensus involving for the first time the 193 member states of the organization in a highly sensitive area is already a remarkable step, even if, in terms of content, progress is minimal.

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