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The rapid growth of the global information networks, such as the Internet, has made it clear that governments must create a favorable environment for the development of the Information Society and reduce the potential for misuse, by adapting the legal and regulatory framework. The international nature of the networks reduces the effectiveness of purely national initiatives and is a strong argument for international cooperation. The European Commission and the Federal Republic of Germany organized a European Ministerial Conference entitled Global Information Networks: Realising the Potential in Bonn on 6-8 July 1997. The declarations are published here. The conference was structured with four plenary sessions dealing with building confidence, empowering the user, content and the electronic commerce issues.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1998) 86pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XIII-D-2, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU), Fax: +352-4301-32084
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9619-1
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