Recognizing WSIS Impacts

Unless it acknowledges key characteristics of the Internet, the World Summit on the Information Society will easily undermine it

PP Resolution 174

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PP RESOLUTION 174 (Guadalajara, 2010)

ITU’s role with regard to international public policy issues relating to the risk of illicit use of information and communication technologies

The Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication Union (Guadalajara, 2010),

  • aware
    • a) that technological innovation driven by information and communication technologies (ICTs) has significantly modified the ways in which people access telecommunications;
    • b) that the illicit use of ICTs could have a detrimental impact on a Member State’s infrastructure, national security and economic development;
    • c) that the definition of “telecommunication”, as stated in the ITU Constitution, reads as follows: “Any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems”,

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