UK Government plans for increasing the value of the Internet in the UK →

November 29th, 2011

The government has released a document outlining The UK Cyber Security Strategy.

There’s lots of interesting plans covering all sorts of online aspects, but I can’t help be afraid that ‘cybercrime’ is just code for copyright infringement, and that the biggest result will be loss of freedoms (e.g. of speech and to do business online). Particularly given the resistance the UK government has had to implementing improvements to copyright law, such as fair use, and their involvement with dodgy treaties, like ACTA.

Our vision is for the UK in 2015 to derive huge economic and social value from a vibrant, resilient and secure cyberspace, where our actions, guided by our core values of liberty, fairness, transparency and the rule of law, enhance prosperity, national security and a strong society.

  • Objective 1: The UK to tackle cyber crime and be one of the most secure places in the world to do business in cyberspace
  • Objective 2: The UK to be more resilient to cyber attacks and better able to protect our interests in cyberspace
  • Objective 3: The UK to have helped shape an open, stable and vibrant cyberspace which the UK public can use safely and that supports open societies
  • Objective 4: The UK to have the cross-cutting knowledge, skills and capability it needs to underpin all our cyber security objectives

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