As the cost of data collection, storage and processing continues to decline dramatically and computing power increases, social and economic activities are increasingly migrating to the Internet. Technologies, smart applications and other innovations in the digital economy can improve services and help address policy challenges in a wide range of areas, including health, agriculture, public governance, tax, transport, education, and the environment, among others.
The 12 January conference explored crucial issues such as setting the policy framework for the ICT sector, developing a shared approach to standards and digital infrastructures, and ensuring trust in the digital economy. It laid the path for the first ever G20 Digital Ministers meeting, to take place in Dusseldorf on 6-7 April.
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