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[] Zwischenstand WSIS-Verhandlungen zu InfoSec, bitte um Feedback,

Liebe Liste,

heute Abend hat sich bei der Vorbereitungskonferenz zum Weltgipfel
Informationsgesellschaft die ad hoc gebildete Drafting Group zu
Information Security getroffen. Hier das Ergebnis. Es war beinahe ein
Konsens - bis die Russen auftauchten. 

Wir werden als Zivilgesellschaft morgen früh evtl. ein Statement dazu
abgeben. Wer noch Zeit und Muße hat: Jedes Feedback ist willkommen, aber
vor 9 Uhr morgen früh!

Viele Grüße aus Paris, RB


WSIS Ad Hoc Drafting Group on Information Security, Paris, 16 July 2003

Chair: EU


Para 34
Strengthening the trust framework  including inter alia, security,
authentification, privacy, consumer protection, is a prerequisite for
the maturation of the information society and for inspiring confidence
among all users of ICTs. Ultimately, a global culture of cybersecurity
needs to be developed, including its implementation aspects,  with all
the stakeholders and these efforts should be supported by increased
international cooperation. Therefore governments should work in close
coordination with private enterprise, civil society and with
international expert bodies in the field of network and information
security and in promotiong awareness in their societies of
trust-enhancing and cyber-security risks . Within this global culture of
cybersecurity it is important to strike a balance between, on the one
hand, measures to enhance security and, on the other hand, the need to
ensure the protection of data and privacy, as well as to avoid the
creation of new barriers to trade and access.

Amendment by Russia which they insist on:

Ensuring international information security in an increasingly
ICT-oriented world
As is noted in a number of United Nations General Assembly resolutions
(resolutions 53/70, of 4 December 1998, 54/49 of 1 December 1999, 55/28
of 20 November 2000, 56/19 of 29 November 2001 and 57/53 of 22 November
2002), information technologies and facilities can potentially be used
for purposes that are incompatible with the efforts being made to ensure
international stability and security that could have a negative impact
on the integrity of State infrastructures by infringing their security
in both the civil and military spheres.
Ensuring national sovereignty in regard to the use of ICTs
Issues pertaining to the use of ICTs which have a bearing on national
sovereignty and which are not governed by existing international law
should be resolved by means of negotiation between the representatives
of all interested States.


>From Civil Society Priorities document, 12 July 2003:

"Information security" issues 

Existing policies on information security often impinge unnecessarily
upon the rights of individuals, and may be technologically and
economically problematic.  The Declaration should contain, as a
statement of principle, that the informed involvement of all
stakeholders is an essential component to the development of any policy
at the local, national, and international levels.

The action plan must address efforts to create a culture of security and
confidence in technological, economic, and legal issues that help to
ensure a technologically reliable infrastructure.  This includes calling
for education and open discourse, inventories of recommended best
practices (such as OECD privacy guidelines and the European Parliament
Committee proposal for a Council Framework Decision on attacks against
information systems) and impact assessments of potential policies.

The lack of civil liberties consideration in many existing national and
international frameworks and conventions makes these solutions
inappropriate including current trends in increased surveillance,
monitoring, data-retention, mining and profiling.  The action plan
should include a call for developing means through which local and
international stakeholders can ensure equitable and just protection of
rights as international legal solutions are devised.

We oppose calls by some governments to support the Council of Europe's
Cybercrime Convention or models based on the convention. Civil society
organisations have been working for a number of years to educate and
inform the convention's development to little avail and are now opposing
its ratification because of its overly broad mandate, its insensitivity
to local issues and its disregard for civil liberties.

The WSIS should also recognize that one of the greatest threats to
"information security" lies in the militarization of information space,
including the development and deployment of "infowar" technologies and
techniques; the deployment of military software or hardware against
civilian communications systems; the domination of satellite orbits for
military purposes; and the purposeful destruction of civilian
communication systems during conflicts in violation of international
law. The WSIS should encourage the foundations for a future Convention
against Information Warfare to address these concerns.

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