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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo is partnering in the creation of a global commission to investigate how to ensure internet freedom and security at a time of growing concerns over privacy breaches.
The Global Commission on Internet Governance was launched by CIGI and Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs based in London, England, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday.
Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, an avid internet and Twitter user, will head a group of some 25 experts from various backgrounds, including academia, government and civil society.