ICC Identifies Business Priorities for Digital Economy

L-R: Eric Loeb, chair of USCIB’s ICT Committee and chair of ICC’s Task Force on Internet and Telecommunication, and Christoph Steck, co-chair of ICC”s Task Force on Internet and Communications.
L-R: Eric Loeb, chair of USCIB’s ICT Committee and chair of ICC’s Task Force on Internet and Telecommunication, and Christoph Steck, co-chair of ICC”s Task Force on Internet and Communications.

Gathering 34 business experts representing companies and organizations leading the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) policy work on information and communication technologies (ICTs), the biannual meeting of the ICC Commission on the Digital Economy identified next steps on priority topics for global business including Internet governance, privacy and cyber-security, and trade facilitation – and linking these specific priorities to overall strategic ICC messages. The event took place at ICC global headquarters in Paris on September 30 and October 1.

In remarks to the commission, ICC Secretary General John Danilovich said ICC plays a leadership role on behalf of world business in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) through the ICC Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS).

“While attending the last IGF in Turkey, I was able to see first-hand some of the issues carried by this commission and how, through your work and that of the BASIS initiative, ICC is able to lead global business engagement in the forum,” he said.

In the context of a strategic discussion on Internet governance, Alhadeff and Eric Loeb, chair of the commission’s Task Force on Internet and Telecommunications and chair of USCIB’s ICT Committee, suggested that the preparation of the commission’s Global Action Plan – a compilation of business positions on digital economy policies – should strive to highlight the relevance of these issues to all sectors, as well as their relevance to the work of other ICC commissions and top-line business messages.

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Barbara Wanner directs USCIB’s work on information, communications and technology issues. She works with members and government officials on a wide range of international business issue that include advocating for the continuation of the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and for policies aimed at promoting the stability, openness and innovative flexibility of the Internet. She represents USCIB members’ interests in several international forums, including the UN, APEC and the OECD.
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