G8 backs government role in internet

Governments have a part to play in the development and regulation of the internet, according to the French presidency of the G8.Businesses, governments, and other groups need to work together to promote economic growth on the internet, according to a statement from the Présidence de la République Française.

Governments have a part to play in the development and regulation of the internet, according to the French presidency of the G8.

Businesses, governments, and other groups need to work together to promote economic growth on the internet, according to a statement from the Présidence de la République Française.

"Governments, the private sector, users and other actors still have a role to play in creating an environment conducive to the balanced development of the internet," said the statement. "At Deauville in 2011, for the first time heads of state and government, in the presence of several key leaders of the internet economy, agreed on several basic principles, such as freedom, respect for privacy and intellectual property, multi-stakeholder governance, cyber security and protection against crime."

The e-G8 Forum, held in Paris on May 24 and 25, saw technology figures including Google executive chair Eric Schmidt and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg give their views on internet governance.

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