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A Canadian think-tank has pulled together a global group of 25 experts, including academics and politicians, to find ways to preserve internet freedom at a time when privacy and security issues are causing public concern.

The Waterloo, Ont.-based Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) helped organize a commission undertaking a two-year study aimed at finding "a strategic vision for the future of internet governance.

The commission was launched in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum and follows in the aftermath of the Edward Snowden espionage revelations as well as security breaches in the corporate world.

Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt will head the group, which also...

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