U.S.- E.U. Cyber Dialogue

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 4, 2014

The inaugural meeting of the 2014 U.S.-EU Cyber Dialogue on December 5, 2014 will formalize and broaden cooperation on cyber issues as envisioned during the U.S.-EU Summit. The agenda for the dialogue will include discussions on international security in cyberspace, Internet governance developments in 2015, the calendar of upcoming events, the promotion and protection of human rights, and capacity building.

The United States and the European Union work in close coordination on cyber-related issues both bilaterally and in multilateral fora. This cooperation is founded on our shared values, our interest in an open and interoperable Internet, and our commitment to a multistakeholder approach to Internet governance, Internet freedom, and the protection of human rights in cyberspace. International cyberspace developments are central to our broader foreign and security policy, and are key elements of our strategic partnership.

Co-chairs of the meeting will be Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the U.S. Department of State, and Joelle Jenny, Director for Security Policy and Conflict Prevention for the European External Action Service (EEAS). The U.S. participants will include officials from the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Commerce. The EU participants will consist of officials from the EEAS, European Commission Directorates General CONNECT and HOME, and member states.

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