Data protection, open internet and security for debate in New Delhi

Data protection of citizens in public and private hands, open internet and cybersecurity gaps were some of the star themes at the start today in New Delhi of the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS).

New Delhi, Nov 23 (EFE) .- The protection of citizens' data in public and private hands, the open internet and cybersecurity gaps were some of the issues stars at the start today in New Delhi of the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS).

In the forum, which according to the organization will gather until this Friday more than 2,000 people from Some 100 countries, participants were torn between optimism about the huge opportunities offered by the Internet and caution about security breaches.

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, opened the conference praising the ability of the Internet to improve access "to domains such as education or health", and praised the benefits of the identity platform digital india Aadhaar, which already gathers the biometric data of more than one billion people.

"The search for an open and accessible internet often leads to vulnerabilities" and "the cyber attacks are a considerable threat, especially in the democratic world, "he added.

The Indian database, which also contains information on bank accounts and numbers India's telephone numbers, is just one in the ocean of information that governments and private companies manage.

"It is important that people who collect data on we "treat" them with the same respect they would treat us with "in person, but" this is something that is not done, "the head of technology of the Internet Society (Isoc), Olaf, told Efe Kolkman.

For the member of this international association focused on ensuring the open use of the Internet for the benefit of all people in the world, there are "many examples in the world" of security failures.

"This is the case of Uber, last week," he added, referring to the 57 million records of personal data that were leaked. The hackers, he lamented.

During the first plenary session of the conference, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom, Tariq Ahmad, underlined the "unique" role of governments to fight against cybercrime, but warned about the impossibility of these to fight individually.

Tarek Kamel, of the Corporation for the Assigned Names and Numbers of Internet Domains (ICANN), answered Ahmad highlighting the "need to make agencies work together" efficiently.

The conference will be It celebrates months after a series of global cyber attacks in which WannaCry viruses were used, which affected more than 200,000 computers worldwide.

These viruses of the type "Ransomware", after infecting and encrypting the files, request an amount to unlock the device.