Governments call for 'greater vigilance'

18/06/2008

Governments from across the globe have called for greater vigilance against cybercrime as part of the Seoul Declaration.

The Future of the Internet Economy meeting was hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and saw ministers discussing the future of the web.

'Global cooperation is … needed to address security challenges, cyber-criminality and other cross-border issues,' a summary of the meeting commented.

Now it is hoped nations can work together in promoting the flow of information on the web and increasing the internet economy.

Secretary general of the OECD Angel Gurria said that better and more broad-based governance arrangements and policies need to be engaged in as the internet is 'critical' to the economies and societies of many nations, Computing reports.

He added that this should take a more decentralised and networked approach to policy formulation, with the 'active participation' of shareholders.