Electronic Business, IT and Telecoms


To promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of its underlying information and communication technology (ICT) platform through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.


- Initiate a business/government dialogue on issues regarding ICTs
and international trade.

- Advocate cross-sectoral and global business priorities on privacy policy and regulatory frameworks (EU, Council of Europe, US, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)).

- Create a policy briefing tool that highlights global business priorities for the digital economy, with guidance for governments supported by a compendium of business actions and practice.

- Promote the policy statement on best practice for modernization of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) with respect to law enforcement assistance interactions, to avert the trend of government infrastructure/storage mandates.

- Highlight the contribution of a multistakeholder approach to Internet and ICT policies, to job creation and economic growth, in intergovernmental forums (G8, G20, UN, Council of Europe) and multistakeholder forums (Internet Governance Forum).

- Alert governments to the consequences of government policies on new technologies and business models, as well as on innovation, growth, competitiveness and job creation. (Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Machine to Machine, Voice over Internet Protocol).

- Inject global business input in the preparatory process for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunications Policy Forum (WTPF).

- Convey business priorities at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in light of the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) expansion plan.



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