At the end of June, the OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) discussed progress and updates on several initiatives of the committee and related working parties. A new landmark publication, the Digital Economy Outlook, was launched and CDEP and BIAC conferred on key themes and outputs for the 2016 Digital Economy Ministerial to take place in Cancún, Mexico, in July 2016. The participants had an opportunity to discuss the companion document to the revision of the OECD Recommendation of the Council on Digital Security Risk Management for Economic and Social Prosperity to be formally launched during the next CDEP meeting from November 30 to December 4, and presented during the 2016 Ministerial.
The CDEP Ministerial meeting will aim to promote policy dialogue on prominent issues and define the mandate for the committee’s future work. As the event approaches, BIAC members are participating in shaping the agenda, arranging events such as a corresponding BIAC Business Day and a “Hack-a-thon,” an event designed to engage with young programmers and app developers on creative solutions for the future of the digital economy.