About the commission
The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy draws upon a cross-section of business leaders and experts from 50 ICC member countries. It develops policy positions and practical tools for the Internet and information communications technology (ICTs) on behalf of users, providers and operators of information technology. Its members voice business concerns and needs to governments to help them draft policy, legal and regulatory frameworks that address critical ICT issues, and that better respond to business needs.
Tackling issues affecting every business
The digital economy is the economy and almost every business depends on a secure, stable and trusted Internet as well as the use of innovative and accessible information communication technologies (ICTs). Business, regardless of sector or level of development in their country, is affected by policy developments regarding ICTs, the Internet and data flows and has important insights and experience to share to help ensure the stable functioning and sustainable growth of our digital world.
Providing a unique global and cross sectoral voice
Building on ICC's global network of over six million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries, the Commission on the Digital Economy draws upon a cross-section of business leaders and experts to promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of ICTs through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.
Contributing through policy positions
The Commission on the digital economy contributes to international policy development and debate by drafting business positions on a variety of policy issues that impact business activity and international trade. Policy positions are developed through a robust consultation processes with members and ICC national committees.
Educating with practical tools
The Commission not only engages in global policy making through policy positions but actively compliments these endeavors through knowledge sharing and educating practices. Taking advantage of ICC members' expertise and experience the Commission develops practical tools and guidance for business of all sizes, sector and region of the world.
How we work
Members of the Commission on the Digital Economy are nominated by ICC national committees who select members from their local membership to serve first on their local committee and then represent the national committee at global Commission on the Digital Economy meetings. These meetings held twice a year in Paris and in another location.
While responding to key policy developments of importance for business activity, Commission members and ICC national committees may propose projects and issues for wider consideration.
The Commission's leadership includes international experts in their field to help ensure the Commission meets its goals and strategy for the wider global business interest.
The ICC Secretariat manages the projects and initiatives driven by the Commission working with members and national committees to ensure the Commission's yearly priorities are met.
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