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 better respond to business needs.
Our policy priorities
Promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of its underlying information and communication technologies (ICT) platform through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.
• Promote development of the digital economy and stable growth of the underlying ICTs
• Raise awareness of the positive role of ICT as a tool for sustainable economic development
• Help policymakers understand implications of implementation of new ICTs and business models as well as new existing regulation may affect their use domestically and internationally through cross border trade.
• Contribute to initiatives to help businesses adapt to new challenges
• Work collaboratively with Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) in the development of policy advocated in fora for Internet governance and ICT for development
Priorities for 2016:
• Highlight societal benefits of emerging technologies and share guidance for governments and business on how to harness and develop benefits of cloud computing, big data analytics and the Internet of everything.
• Improve network and information security for businesses and other users by raising awareness and providing practical tools that make cyber security a higher priority for all.
• Ensure that legislation and policy approaches related to digital trade and authentication reflect business processes and needs.
• Highlight the need for regulatory modernization in the digital economy.
• Reinforce the catalyzing effects ICTs and the Internet can have on sustainable development and the crucial role they will play in meeting the SDG targets.
• Contribute to the work of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and ensure business input on the IANA transition.