Press release: ITU to build united front against technology fakers

High-level talks to address counterfeit and substandard ICT devices    

Geneva, 30 September 2014 – ITU will host high-level talks in a bid to improve global coordination in the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) as part of strategies to combat counterfeit and substandard ICT devices.

Discussions on ‘Combating counterfeit and substandard ICT devices’ will be held at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, 17-18 November 2014 to take stock of the global challenges posed by counterfeit and substandard ICT products and the role to be taken up by ITU in response. Leading experts representing industry, governments, regulatory authorities, international organizations and standards bodies will participate.

A focus of the event will be to examine the role of ICT innovations such as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Identity Management and the Internet of Things in tracing counterfeit goods and identifying their origins. A Call for Contributions open to the public is inviting input to this discussion until 3 November.

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