ICC Commission on the Digital Economy

Seeks to promote the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of ICT through private sector policy leadership, regulatory advocacy and the promotion of best practice.

With members from 50+ countries, the commission provides for a global forum that develops policy positions and practical tools for the Internet and information communications technology (ICTs) on behalf of users, providers and operators of information technology..


  • Provide input on e-commerce and digital trade into the work programmes of the World Trade Organization, G20, as well as the United Nations and relevant agencies.. Highlight the importance of cross-border data flows for the global economy, and promote policies to leverage ICTs for the inclusion of small and medium enterprises and developing countries in trade.
  • Present the case of the digital economy’s contribution across most of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with examples, and put forward recommendations to policymakers on how to leverage ICTs and the Internet for economic growth and social benefit.
  • Complement recently developed guidance to policymakers on emerging technology such as Internet of things, machine-to-machine and cloud computing with the users’ perspective and the business practices and government policies that help adoption and use to provide societal and economic benefit, while driving innovation.
  • Advocate global business priorities from across sectors on privacy, data protection and security policy discussions in relevant intergovernmental forums [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Council of Europe, European Union and United Nations agencies]. Encourage policy interoperability across different legal systems to simplify administrative procedures for business, where feasible. Continue to advocate ways to mitigate the risks of cybercrime and promote initiatives to advance consumer and business confidence in ICTs to foster the digital economy.
  • Develop practical policy inputs on topical issues that help ICC demonstrate the value and necessity of a multistakeholder approach to Internet and ICT policies.. Apply these practical global business inputs where possible to intergovernmental discussions and to reinforce the viability of multistakeholder entities such as the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
  • Our mission

    • Advocating ICC positions in international initiatives by preparing policy material on the digital economy to promote economic growth, social development and job creation.
    • Conveying business priorities and providing practical business inputs on policy issues that can help ICC demonstrate the value and necessity of a multistakeholder approach to Internet and ICT policies.
    • Participating in and substantively contributing to key intergovernmental fora such as the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) + 10 processes

    Our impact

    The Commission on the Digital Economy informs the following international organizations and entities:

    • APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation)
    • Council of Europe
    • EU (the European Parliament and Commission of the European Union)
    • ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)
    • ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
    • OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
    • UN agencies and ICT-related activities (post-World Summit on Information Society action lines)

For the time being there are no members nominated in this Commission from Albania.