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Zolotukhin: Some Regulation on Internet Necessary, Like Lifebelt Behind Wheel

On 24 May 2018, the Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine, Dmytro Zolotukhin, participated in a workshop for partners and the civil society titled ‘How to Advocate Freedom of Internet in Ukrainian Realities?’, organized by the NGO Internews Ukraine.

Speaking about internal and external challenges for Ukraine in the Internet field, Mr Zolotukhin noted: “When MIP was drawing up the Information Security Doctrine, Western partners were critical of the fact that this document could be a basis for censorship. Nevertheless, now France, Germany and a number of other states take to the exact same methods, having faced the problem of uncontrolled dissemination of personal date from social media, including Facebook, used to carry out hostile information operations. Therefore, some regulation on the Internet is necessary to ensure national security, the same as driving at moderate speed and using a lifebelt is necessary to assure personal security behind the wheel.”

The participants of the workshop also considered the issues of cooperation between stakeholders on working out the Internet regulation policy, a model of advocating freedom of the global network, of the rights and obligations of Internet users, as well as the Ukrainian context of global challenges.

Earlier, on 26 April 2018, Mr Zolotukhin had made a speech at a scientific round table titled ‘Cybersecurity Within the System of National Security of Ukraine: Key Areas of Development’, held at Mariupol State University.


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