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States, Cities Make Cybersecurity Pledge After Trump Administration Rejects It


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Several U.S. state and local governments are signing an international pledge aimed at making cyberspace safer, despite the refusal of the Trump administration to endorse it.

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Several U.S. state and local governments are signing an international pledge aimed at making cyberspace safer, even though the Trump administration will not endorse it.

The state governments of Virginia, Colorado, and Washington state have all endorsed the Paris Call, which commits members to fighting cyberattacks, digital theft of intellectual property, and foreign election interference. The city governments of Louisville, KY, San Jose, CA, and Huntington, WV, also endorsed the call.

A State Department official said the U.S. government "largely supports the objectives of the Paris Call," but has issues with some elements of the text and the way it was drafted.

From The Washington Post
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