A Global Cybersecurity Pact: It’s Necessary. But is it Possible?

This month’s University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law’s Tech&Law Breakfast talk was given by Vigjilenca Abazi, Assistant Professor of European Law at Maastricht University. The topic: A global cybersecurity pact.

The key takeaways: We clearly need a pact, pronto, but it ain’t going to happen right now. We might’ve seen some positive movements, such as the 2018 Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. But we’re going to have to overcome a number of stumbling blocks first. Not least, getting the USA, Russia and China to the table. Filling the void is the private sector. Where states are unwilling to reach an agreement, companies are looking to develop a Digital Geneva Convention. But really? Do we trust companies to regulate themselves?

A global pact may be just too ambitious at this moment. So in the meantime, we must continue to work at regional and national levels to increase cyber awareness and cyber efforts.

Photo of Vigjilenca Abazi, Assistant Professor of European Law at Maastricht University talking at University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law's Tech&Law Breakfast

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