G-20 nations agree: No cyber-theft of intellectual property

G-20 nations struck a deal at a two-day summit in Antalya, Turkey.

Twenty nations struck a pact to neither conduct nor support the online theft of trade secrets and intellectual property.

The agreement was reached during the G-20 summit, held on 15 and 16 of November in Antalya, Turkey, where leaders pledged affirmation that “all states have a special responsibility to promote security, stability, and economic ties with other nations,” according to the G20 Leaders' Communiqué for the summit.  

The United Nations played a key role in developing the norms and context of the agreement, according to the report.

Last week, Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, met with Chinese officials to discuss the cyber-security agreement that was set between the two nations in September. On 1 and 2 of December in Washington, DC, representatives from the two nations will discuss cyber-security at a  ministerial level.