OECD Meetings: CSISAC to attend the 80th session of the Committee on the Digital Economy (CDEP)

November 13, 2019

The 80th session of the OECD Committee on the Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) will take place on 18-22 November 2019 in the OECD headquarters in Paris (France).

The Committee and its Working Parties will continue the work on Phase II of the Going Digital Horizontal Project, with an exploration of future policy and measurements for the Digitalisation Toolkit. The work on Artificial Intelligence will continue with an implementation guide for the Artificial Intelligence Recommendation, and the configuration of an expert network linked to the OECD AI Observatory. New proposals refer to topics such as Data Portability, Anti-terrorist reporting, and Regulatory Sandboxes. The Committee will continue the review of the Recommendations on Privacy, on Broadband and on Children Online. The review of the 2015 Digital Risk Management instrument will be kicked off, including discussion about the Global Security Forum and panels on Responsible Disclosure of Vulnerabilities, and about Digital Security Innovations. Other reports include topics on Bundled Communication Price Baskets, Measuring Data and Data Flows, Measuring Cloud Services, and the Digitalisation of Science, with an emphasis on privacy in the case of the reports on data breach notifications, and enhanced access to data. As usual, the meeting will include discussion about organisational aspects such as the program of work, budget and bureau nominations.

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, CSISAC Steering Committee member Valeria Milanes from AsociaciĆ³n Derechos Civiles (ADC, Argentina), and CSISAC member Carolina Botero from FundaciĆ³n Karisma (Colombia), all of them 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 other 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.