Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 20, 2013

Christopher Painter, the Secretary’s Coordinator for Cyber Issues, will travel to Stockholm, Sweden May 21-24, 2013. Coordinator Painter is leading the U.S. Delegation attending the Stockholm Internet Forum where he will address attendants on global security and human rights in the Internet age.

The Stockholm Internet Forum brings together policymakers, civil society representatives, activists, business representatives and technical community representatives to discuss the concepts of freedom and openness, respect for human rights, innovation and global development. This is the second meeting of the Forum. This year’s themes include Internet Freedom and Security, and Internet Freedom and Development.

While in Stockholm, Coordinator Painter will meet with government officials to discuss a range of international cyber policy priorities. He will also engage with civil society representatives from around the world.

For updates on this trip, please contact the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at

PRN: 2013/0614