International Telecommunication Union wants to be given new powers

According to Maxim Parshin, on the Internet, security issues, the spread of fakes, the protection of personal data, unequal access to the Internet require a consensus solution. “From our point of view, there should be a global pact that will define agreed approaches and policies, consolidate a clear distribution of roles between states, companies, communities and citizens,” said the representative of the Ministry of Digital norms and standards in the field of Internet governance. We see that such a platform could be the International Telecommunication Union. “

In addition, Maxim Parshin suggested transforming the activities of RIGF in such a way as to develop, within its framework, decisions on Internet regulation, which will be not only declarative, but also recommendatory.

The next elections for the ITU Secretary General will be held in 2022. Russia has nominated the President of VimpelCom (Beeline brand) Rashid Ismailov as a candidate for the post of ITU Secretary General. Maksut Shadayev, the head of the Ministry of Finance, also spoke about this at RIGF. “I am pleased to say that this year there has appeared a candidate for the soon vacant position of secretary of this organization (ITU – Approx. ComNews) – Rashid Ismailov “, – announced Maksut Shadayev.

In January of this year, senators of the Federation Council proposed to develop an international convention that would regulate the activities of global Internet companies. At the UN level, such a document has not been previously initiated (see ComNews on January 28, 2021).

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was founded on May 17, 1865. It is the United Nations specialized agency in the field of telecommunications / information and communication technologies. The members of the union are 193 states, network operators, companies – manufacturers of telecommunications equipment, developers of hardware and software for computer technology. The headquarters of the organization is located in Geneva


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