Internet Governance Glossary

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2.7 Critical Internet resources / CIR

Collective term for all main technical, information and service resources accessible through or constituting the Internet.

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Under a legitimate “Internet for all” aspiration linked to the prospects of development and democratic citizenship the Internet has become a critical resource of its own to be managed with a maximum of rights and services subject to a minimum of restrictions and a level of security which users are entitled to expect, which make the lives of people, communities and groups more fulfilling.