English | June 13, 2016 | ISBN: 9462981957 | 117 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
This book is a translation and adaptation of the Dutch report De publieke kern van het Internet (The public core of the Internet) that the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy presented to Bert Koenders, the Dutch Minster for Foreign Affairs, on the 31st of March 2015. It advised the Dutch government to make cyberspace and Internet governance a serious priority for its foreign policy. The successful organisation of the Global Conference on Cyber Space in April 2015 (gccs2015) in The Hague provided the Dutch government with an excellent stepping stone to promote its goals of a safe and open Internet through the global arena of cyber diplomacy. Dutch cyber diplomacy will be intensified in the wake of this conference, building - amongst others- on the insights and recommendations put forward in this report.