SDG 9 — Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

(1)  The safety of IT-systems has to be ensured. Private and public infrastructure has to be better protected by among other things a security by design regulation of IT technology. Governments and companies need to adequately protect citizens and customers of malware and hacker attacks. Not everything that can be connected to the internet should and has to be. In order to not endanger the right to privacy and freedom of the internet, decisions on internet safety measures have to be justified publicly or towards democratically elected decision-makers.

(2)  When it comes to new technologies, such as blockchain, questions concerning access or design for e.g. human and civil rights, the protection of data, abidance to laws and regulations, responsibilities, as well as its environmental footprint need to be in the center of any discussion. Therefore, governments have to become more knowledgeable, act faster, and not be primarily guided by economic criteria.

(3)  Dependence of public institutions on big IT companies is a troublesome misuse of public money, a problematic interpretation of competition and procurement laws and often a safety issue. Public money should only be used for open source programs.

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