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Report on the WSIS Stocktaking 2010

Tracking progress

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The WSIS Stocktaking Process is a follow-up to WSIS that was initiated in 2004. Its purpose is to provide a register of activities carried out by governments, international organizations, the business sector, civil society and other entities, in order to highlight the progress made since that landmark event. Following § 120 of TAIS, ITU has been maintaining the WSIS Stocktaking database as a publicly accessible system providing information on ICT-related initiatives and projects with reference to the 11 WSIS Action Lines.The 2010 Edition of the WSIS Stocktaking Report is a continuation of the WSIS Stocktaking Report series and it is based on data contributed by stakeholders. The year 2010 is the half-way point between the successful conclusion of the Summit in Tunis and 2015, the date that the international community has committed to deliver the WSIS targets. For that reason, 2010 is a significant time to evaluate the progress achieved so far and to examine and improve upon existing cooperation and partnerships among stakeholders in order to achieve the WSIS goals and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs

Confidence and security in the use of ICTs is one of the main pillars of the Geneva Plan of Action. With an increase in the availability of e-government services, growth in businesses’ adoption of e-commerce solutions and online financial transaction, and surging numbers of people and businesses connecting through collaborative and social networking platforms, building trust in the use of ICTs continues to be a concern amongst governments and other stakeholders. Stakeholders around the world are taking the steps necessary to secure online privacy and protect privacy in the real world, and work towards ensuring the security, availability, and reliability of these ICTs that are increasingly important for economic growth, innovation and productivity globally. In order to respond to the growing number of cyberchallenges, and enable citizens to take full advantage of the opportunities that ICTs offer, all stakeholders are encouraged to contribute their experience and expertise in the field of cybersecurity.

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