New Zealand communications minister to check NATO cyber security

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-4-25 16:25:19

New Zealand Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams will be looking at NATO's cyber security center when she attends a major Internet conference in Estonia next week

The Freedom Online Coalition conference was a cross-regional grouping of 22 governments, including Canada, Britain, and the United States, committed to protecting free expression on the Internet, Adams said in a statement Friday.

The theme of the conference was a "Free and Secure Internet for All" and would focus on freedom of expression issues, questions of privacy versus transparency online, and public-private partnerships to advance internet freedom.

Adams would have bilateral meetings with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.

She would also visit the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center.

"I am particularly interested to learn more about the center's analysis of government roles in dealing with cyber security. This is an evolving area, with international cooperation a critical element," said Adams.

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