June 24, 2019
The 79th session of the OECD Committee on the Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) will take place on 1-3 July 2019 in the OECD headquarters in Paris (France).
The Committee will discuss the progress of the Going Digital Horizontal Project, and the plans for a second phase, with proposals including topics on online platforms and blockchain. Artificial Intelligence will be another prominent item, focusing on the framework to implement the recently adopted Recomendation. The Committee will discuss the outlines of the Digital Economy Outlook 2020, and the new proposals on the ongoing legal instrument reviews including on privacy, critical infrastructures, broadband development, an children online. Working parties and member countries are expected to provide an update on their latest activities. Organisational discussions will focus on internal review, the mandate, and updating about the G7/ G20 dialogue and the 2017-2018 program of work and budget.
The CSISAC will take part in this set of meetings to bring the voice of Civil Society to the OECD policy making process. Confirmed participants include CSISAC Steering Committee member and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Marc Rotenberg, supported by CSISAC Secretariat Suso Baleato. The CSISAC wants to thank the EPIC for supporting this effort, together with the European Digital Rights (EDRi), and previous contributors. Civil Society participants involved in the related topics are encouraged to express their interest towards getting involved in the ongoing work and join the CSISAC delegation at the OECD.