The Bar associations of the G7 Countries addressed the topic of security and hate speech
The representatives of the Bar Associations of the G7 countries gathered for the first time to discuss the defense of personal rights against the risks of online data manipulation and the spread of hate speech and violence, on the occasion of a conference organized today in Rome by the National Bar Council (Consiglio Nazionale Forense) under the auspices of the Italian G7 Presidency.
The first meeting among representatives of the legal professions of the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, France, Canada and Italy was structured on 3 separate working sessions and preceded by the Country Papers presentation by the Bar Associations, illustrating the legal framework in each of the seven Countries.
With the participation of Italian and International experts, the objective of this initiative was to strengthen a shared international strategy which, respecting the rights to free speech and privacy, allows protection of personal dignity and security from false information and counters discrimination based on race, religion or gender.
Italian Sherpa, Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, spoke at the opening of the meeting, highlighting the priorities of the Italian G7 Presidency and stressing the need to find a fair balance between online data protection and the measures against the terrorist use of Internet.