Australia and India have recapped their support for the various-stakeholder methods to Internet governance. Both the sides, at the time of the second Australia–India Cyber Policy Dialogue last week held in Canberra, reconfirmed their pledge to a free, open, stable, secure, accessible, and peaceful cyberspace allowing financial innovation and growth.
The Dialogue was conducted in a spirit of openness, collaboration, and common purpose to reinforce collaboration on cyber problems. The two nations decided that the two-sided Cyber Policy Dialogue offered a sturdy base for future and existing cooperation. The two nations reconfirmed their pledge to the policies-based order and to improving their perceptive of how these policies imposed to state behavior in cyber industry.
They reconfirmed their pledge to act in line with the previous reports of the UNGGE and, in specific, the 11 voluntary rules of state behavior rolled out in the report of 2015. India and Australia reconfirmed that responsible behavior of states in cyber industry is conditional on the UN Charter in its existing and entirety global law. They further reconfirmed that such behavior comprises admiration for fundamental freedoms and human rights.
The two nations experienced that the growing reports of the UNGGE have gone bit further to deepen general understandings, not just about how global norms and law impose to cyber industry, but they have also offered significant guidance on capacity building and confidence building measures. This mutual framework assists lower the danger of conflict by making clear prospects for responsible behavior of state in cyber industry.
India and Australia promised to operate jointly to deepen general understandings on these significant problems, comprising at the upcoming Global Conference on Cyberspace in November 2017 in New Delhi. The two sides had a discussion of the full range of cyber problems comprising respective visions of the upcoming era of the cyberspace and Internet, cyber threat perceptions, expansion in international and regional areas, updates on local domestic cyber policy and governance, and development of the digital economy.
Further, both the sides also decided on a Plan of Action, which verified Points of Contacts on different problems of shared interest in the area of cyber industry.