Author: anja-bodenmann

Anja Bodenmann is an MA student in International Affairs and Governance at the University of St.Gallen.

The Digital Geneva Accord: Can it hold up to its name?

Anja Bodenmann ­– On April 17th 2018, 34 tech companies signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, pledging to protect civilian and business users from cyber attacks regardless of nationality, geography or motivation of the attack. Ambitiously, the initiators refer to their project as the “Digital Geneva Accord”. Drawing on the historical Geneva Conventions one can ask: are tech companies the modern day Henry Dunant?