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Carl Bildt to issue major statement on digital privacy and security, on behalf of global Internet commission

The Hague, NetherlandsApril 13, 2015The 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.

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