Microsoft President Brad Smith gave a speech on Tuesday, in which he called on world leaders to form an international body that can establish the rules of digital warfare, akin to the rules put in place on traditional warfare by the Geneva Convention.

In the speech, Smith said that recent hacking of elections in nation-states around the globe such as occurred in the 2016 American presidential election has demonstrated the necessity for establishing global norms in the digital sphere, and an organized body tasked with policing them.

“Just as the world’s governments came together in 1949 to adopt the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect civilians in times of war, we need a Digital Geneva Convention that will commit governments to implement the norms needed to protect civilians on the internet in times of peace,” Smith said in a draft of a blog he released to Reuters after the speech.

Prior to leaving office, President Barack Obama placed sanctions on Moscow for their involvement in a concerted digital campaign intended to discredit Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, and believed to be an effort to undermine the American election process as a whole in the eyes of its citizens.  Although President Trump has shied away from concretely agreeing with Obama and most of the intelligence community’s assessment of the Russian involvement, he has also stated on multiple occasions that digital security will be at the forefront of his administration’s concerns.