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UN, International Telecommunications Union should jointly regulate Internet — diplomat

June 19, 2015, 9:28 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Russian side has long insisted on the transfer of functions to manage the global Internet space to international organizations
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MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. The international information security discussion participants at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) have called for a fair collective regulation of the Internet, Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov twitted on Friday.

"The leading role in this sphere [Internet regulation] should be played by the United Nations and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). They said that the United States should not be allowed to step out of line and violate [human rights] in this sphere," Dolgov wrote.

The Russian side has long insisted on the transfer of functions to manage the global Internet space to international organizations. Participants in the 6th international cyber security forum that was held in May called for the earliest reform of the international mechanism of Internet governance, which should be based on an open process.

Late last year, ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers), which manages Internet domains, prepared proposals for the transfer of the Internet root domains management control from the U.S. government to the Internet community.

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