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OECD ministerial meeting is launchpad for ‘One Internet’ report

One Internet, the final report and recommendations of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, was released at the OECD ministerial meeting on the digital economy in Cancún, Mexico, in June. Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the report has recommendations "crucial to ensuring the internet's promised future of greater digital freedom, security, trustworthiness and accessibility for all". Said Bildt: "The internet is at a crossroads. The threats to privacy and the risk that the internet will break apart are real. If we want a future where the internet continues to provide opportunities for economic growth, free expression, political equality and social justice then governments, civil society and the private sector must actively choose that future and then take the necessary steps to achieve it." One Internet addresses a range of issues related to internet governance The OECD's ministerial on the digital economy was only the third such meeting of the organisation – there was one on the internet economy in Seoul in 2008, and a first in 1998 on e-commerce. The latest meeting also saw the announcement of the Cancún Declaration on commitments to digital economy principles, and a Latin America broadband toolkit, produced with the Inter-American Development Bank. One Internet is at http://bit.ly/28NF2kP and the declaration. Read more 

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