Digital technology has been widely recognised as a vital tool to further sustainable development. But many people around the world still lack basic skills required to reap the benefits of the digital economy.
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For many people around the world, the end of the year is a time for sharing, caring, exchanging and looking ahead to what the future will bring. We’ve noticed that the Internet Governance Forum, taking place this year from 18-21 December at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, has a lot in common with end of year festivities.
Business expertise is essential for a thriving digital economy – ICC BASIS tells policymakers at IGF 2017
The 12th Internet Governance Forum kicks off today in Geneva. On the eve of Day One, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative hosted a multistakeholder session to encourage greater understanding of the mutually reinforcing role businesses and other relevant stakeholders can play in ensuring the benefits of ICT are both widespread and empowering for citizens.
Many initiatives have highlighted the ways technology can be leveraged for sustainable economic development. The Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP and governments continue to grapple with policy options to ensure benefits are wide-spread and empower local populations.
ICC has paid tribute to Joseph Alhadeff, Chair of the ICC Digital Economy Commission who passed away last week following a year-long battle with cancer.
The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law on 25 May 2018 significantly impacting every sector of business – both within and beyond EU borders.
With a busy week ahead for dialogues on digitalization, we’re highlighting three activities businesses everywhere should pay attention to, and why.
The biannual meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy identified next steps on priority topics for business including Internet governance, privacy and cybersecurity and trade facilitation.
Closing Address by Jeff Brueggeman, ICC BASIS Global Business Representative, Vice President-Public Policy & Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued a statement in strong support of freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet “in a manner that respects the rights of others and the rule of law”.