Computer and mobile phone
14 June 2017

A joint French-British action plan to ensure the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists

On 13 June the President of the Republic received the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, along with the Ministre d’État, Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb and his British counterpart, Home Secretary Amber Rudd. During this meeting France and the UK agreed to a joint action plan, placed under the responsibility of both countries' Ministers of the Interior, to ensure the internet cannot be used as a safe space for terrorists.
 
France and the UK will also coordinate with the countries of the European Union and G7; they are particularly calling for a meeting to be held shortly between the G7 Ministers of the Interior to widen support for this action plan.
 
Gérard Collomb is poised to host the key internet players at a forthcoming meeting, aimed at reviewing the progress that has been made and what challenges still lie ahead in the fight against online extremism.