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Foreign Secretary William Hague answered questions ahead of the London Conference on Cyberspace in November.
On 1-2 November, at the first conference of its type, the Foreign Office will be bringing together governments, businesses and civil society to talk about how we can best protect and preserve the tremendous opportunities that the internet offers.
Within the space of just over a decade cyberspace has revolutionised how many of us live and work. Access has grown from 16 million internet users in 1995 to nearly 2 billion today, more than half of whom are in developing countries.