Online safety: international conference for Ukraine
January 25, 2021

Online safety: international conference for Ukraine

The impact of pornography on children and adults, sexual violence in the digital environment, artificial intelligence and disinformation and fakes were among the main topics of an international conference ‘Safe Online 2020: Modern Challenges’, which took place on January 19-20. The conference brought together more than 35 speakers from different countries.

The event was jointly organised by the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation (MoDT) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs(MoIA), with the support of the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM Ukraine) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Online security is one of the strategic priorities of the Ministry. We are implementing a comprehensive approach in this direction – from the creation and implementation of concepts that will strengthen online security in the country, to the reform of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov.

Cyberspace is borderless, and so are cybercrimes. But law enforcement is limited by national borders. This is a major challenge, and cybercriminals and cybercrime gangs are unfortunately fully aware of these limitations. This is why education and raising awareness is so important,” said Antti Hartikainen, Head of Mission in Ukraine European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM).

The conference was broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

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