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Koenders launches International Cyber Strategy

Today, foreign minister Bert Koenders outlined his conviction that the Netherlands needs to be resilient in the digital age. In a letter to parliament, he submitted his plans for an International Cyber Strategy.

‘The Netherlands wants a safe, free and open internet. This takes work. We have to protect our vital infrastructure (government agencies, the energy sector and banks) from cyberattacks. To this end we need to form partnerships with other countries, international organisations, the IT sector, academics and civil society organisations,’ Mr Koenders said.

In this new strategy the government is focusing on six areas: economic growth and development of the internet; effective internet governance; further enhancement of cybersecurity; cybercrime; international peace, security and stability, and rights and internet freedom.

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