Themes of the OECD Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting

Theme 1: Digital enablers of the global economy

This theme will zero in on three pillars of our inter-connected economy: online platforms, cross-border data flows, and digital security. It will examine how they drive growth and prosperity, but also the risks and policy challenges they entail.

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Theme 2: Building better societies

This theme will look closely at three societal dimensions of digital transformation:

  • The policies needed for an inclusive digital transformation, with a particular focus on connectivity divides;
  • The synergies between digital transformation and green transition, and how to ensure that digital technologies not only do not adversely affect the environment, but also actively contribute to net zero goals;
  • How to better understand, measure and address the diffusion of mis- and dis-information content online, and its impact on public debate and social cohesion.

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Theme 3: Putting people first in digital transformation

This theme will consider both the immense benefits and potential risks that the digital environment may entail for people, focusing on the particular, yet common, circumstances and implications for consumers and for children and young people.

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Theme 4: Harnessing the power of AI and emerging technologies

This theme will explore some of these promises and threats, the policies that enable these technologies, and policies and practices from the OECD’s comprehensive body of work on artificial intelligence that are applicable to new technological frontiers.

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