Commission on the Digital Economy

The ICC Commission on the Digital Economy seeks to promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of information and communication technology (ICT) through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.

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.

Our mission

  • Advocating ICC positions in international initiatives by preparing policy material on the digital economy to promote economic growth, social development and job creation.
  • Conveying business priorities and providing practical business inputs on policy issues that can help ICC demonstrate the value and necessity of a multistakeholder approach to Internet and ICT policies.
  • Participating in and substantively contributing to key intergovernmental fora such as the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 processes

Our impact

The Commission on the Digital Economy informs the following international organizations and entities:

  • APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)
  • Council of Europe
  • EU (the European Parliament and Commission of the European Union)
  • ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
  • ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
  • OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • UN agencies and ICT-related activities (post-World Summit on Information Society action lines)

For information about our current leadership, please click here .

For information on our areas of work, please click here .

For information about our current task forces, please click here .

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