Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The White House presents its doctrine against cybercrime

The Obama administration presented Monday its plan to fight against cybercrime, which also includes measures to guarantee freedom of expression online. For the first time, the White House made clear it will use its military power to respond to potential cyber attacks that would endanger its security.

The plan also calls for increased cooperation with other countries to fight against cybercrime and calls for the establishment of international rules and best practices for companies in computer security. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Internet "must be open, free and accessible, and is a tool for economic development for all peoples." Under his administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has developed a democracy aggressive attempt to impose an open Web to countries that practice censorship of the Network, with mixed results.

Hailed by advocates of freedom of expression, however, this policy has reached its limits even in the United States, say the critics, particularly during the Wikileaks case and the seizure of the domain name of the organization. USE OF MILITARY FORCE In detail, the U.S. plan is planning to focus on the arrest and indictment of cyber criminals, protection of intellectual property, and monitoring the online activity of terrorist networks.

For its part, the Pentagon believes that scale cyber attack against the United States must be viewed as any other threat, and that if diplomatic options are exhausted, the country may resort to military force to defend themselves. Citing jumble freedom of political expression, access to e-commerce and the right to play Angry Birds, a spokesman for the White House acknowledged that the signature of an agreement with countries that have a different conception of the role of the Internet "take time".

The document presented Monday has no legal or binding, but represents the position of the United States at the time of publication. It does not set any targets in terms of dates, including agreements with other countries. Several issues raised in the document include program "e-G8", to be held in Paris on 24 and 25 May, before the summit of leading industrialized nations in Deauville.

Y will include addressing issues of intellectual property and freedom of expression online.

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