The Chair of the Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) will issue a major statement on the future of digital privacy and security on Wednesday, April 15, at 9:30 a.m. CEST in The Hague.

Mr. Carl Bildt, chair of the GCIG and former prime minister of Sweden, will present the statement on behalf of the GCIG. The commission is meeting April 14 and 15 in The Hague, prior to the opening of the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015.

  • Event: “Global Commission on Internet Governance Press Conference: Digital Privacy and Security,” presented by GCIG Chair Carl Bildt
  • Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
  • Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m. CEST
  • Location: Binnenhof Room, Hampshire Hotel – Babylon Den Haag, Bezuidenhoutseweg 53, 2594 AC Den Haag, Netherlands
  • Registration: Media must register for the GCIG press conference in advance by contacting CIGI Communications Specialist Kevin Dias, [email protected]
  • Live Global Webcast: Live streaming of the press conference will be available at on April 15, at 9:30 a.m. CEST in The Hague. 

Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: +1.519.497.9112, Email: [email protected]   

Tammy Bender, Communications Manager, CIGI
Tel: +1.519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]  

The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) is a two-year initiative launched by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House. With twenty-nine commissioners and thirty-six research advisers, the GCIG will produce a comprehensive stand on the future of multi-stakeholder Internet governance. Follow the commission on Twitter @OurInternetGCIG. For more information, please visit

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