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State Dept. seeks to keep UN-backed group away from cyber policy issues

April 13, 2018 |
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The U.S. is putting “a lot of effort” into ensuring that a United Nations-chartered telecommunications body doesn't stray into cyber policy issues that should be addressed in other settings, according to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber Rob Strayer.

Strayer, speaking Tuesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “TECGlobal” conference in Washington, DC, said the U.S. “wants to keep the [International Telecommunication Union] focused on issues like ensuring smooth internet connections, and preventing the ITU from getting into cybersecurity...

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