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G7 vows to work with ISPs, social media to fight abuse of personal data by ‘foreign actors’
June 13, 2016
Canada and others members of the G7 vowed in their final communique to work directly with Internet service providers and social media platforms to curb what they called the “malicious misuse” of information technology by “foreign actors” who violate privacy through data breaches.
The communique issued Saturday also singled out Russia – accused by U.S. intelligence agencies of using disinformation through social media in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, and separately accused of hacking during the 2017 French election – “for destabilizing behaviour to undermine democratic systems.” Russia has denied both allegations.
However, shortly after he left the conference in Charlevoix, Que., U.S. president Donald Trump told his staff at the conference not to endorse the communique.
Published: June 10th, 2018