Held in partnership with the Internet Society, participants discuss the trend towards ‘securitization’, its implications and how to strengthen trust in the internet.

14 December 2017


Marina Kaljurand, Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Estonia (2015-16)
Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development, Internet Society 
Patricia Lewis, Research Director, International Security Department, Chatham House
Chair: Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security and Editor, Journal of Cyber Policy, Chatham House


Over the past few years, there has been a clear shift towards greater ‘securitization’ of the internet, where security is less about personal data integrity and network resilience, and more about national security and political control.

This is evident through the practice of internet shutdowns, data localization policies, attacks on the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance and encryption backdoors.