The growing consensus for the Paris Call and ‘The Internet of Trust’

One year after the French president Macron called for the Internet of Trust, the coalition of signatories is growing. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, France’s Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, announced that the Paris Call ‘has nearly tripled to more than 1,000 and now includes 74 nations; more than 350 international, civil society and public sector organizations; and more than 600 private sector entities’. This is seen as a growing  global consensus towards the multi-stakeholder approach in securing cyberspace. Microsoft and the Alliance for Securing Democracy have also created the ’Paris Call Community on Countering Election Interference’ – a multistakeholder project focused on defending against foreign interference in democratic processes by identifying best practices and strengthening government’s capacities.