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Security and freedom in the cyber age

Foreign Secretary William Hague sets out the UK vision of a future cyberspace which upholds freedom and democratic values while protecting citizens.

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The Government highlighted attacks upon UK cyberspace as a priority risk in its National Security Strategy published in October 2010.

The setting for the Foreign Secetary’s speech is the 47th Munich Security Conference on 4 February. The UK delegation is led by Prime Minister David Cameron.

  • Read Foreign Secretary’s speech in full The issues on this year’s agenda include the Euro-Atlantic security policy relations, non-proliferation and disarmament, and global security challenges such as Afghanistan.

British Ambassador to Germany Simon McDonald will also attend, and has written about the conference on the British Embassy website.

Published 4 February 2011