Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Cybersecurity – Joint communiqué of the United Kingdom and France on the Lancaster House conference to tackle the proliferation and irresponsible use of commercial cyber intrusion capabilities (London, 06 & 07.02.24)

On February 6 and 7, 2024, the United Kingdom and France convened a conference in Lancaster House, in London, bringing together an international multistakeholder community to discuss growing concerns around the proliferation and irresponsible use of commercial cyber intrusion capabilities. Building from the discussions initiated during the 2023 Paris Peace Forum, the United Kingdom and France launched the Pall Mall Process, an international initiative supported by a broad community of representatives from governments, the private sector and civil society.

In acknowledgement of the work originated from the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, and acting on the direction from the 2023 French-British Leaders Summit, the Pall Mall process seeks to tackle the threat posed by commercial cyber proliferation and irresponsible use of cyber intrusion tools and services.

Through the Pall Mall Process, the United Kingdom and France will continue to work with the global multistakeholder community to explore policy options and new practices through which to tackle this shared threat, in accordance with our joint commitments to uphold a free, open, peaceful, stable, secure, resilient and accessible cyberspace.

Recognizing the existing international framework for responsible behavior in cyberspace, France and the UK will continue to work with multilateral fora, including in the United Nations, to develop international, multi-stakeholder engagement on the issue. Our continuous work is complementary to our enduring commitment to building cyber resilience and capacity across the world.


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