Committee on Digital Economy Policy



Makoto Yokozawa

CFIEC (Japan)



Christopher Sharrock

Microsoft (US) 



Nicole Primmer

Deputy Executive Director, Policy and Strategic Engagement


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Maylis Berviller

Policy Analyst


Ellen Blackler

The Walt Disney Company (USA)


Barry O’Brien

IBM Ireland (Ireland)


Andreas Tegge

SAP SE (Germany)


Adam Hemphill

 Walmart (USA)


Chris Wilson

Amazon (USA)


Ondrej Ferdus

The Czech Confederation of Industry (Czech Republic)


Juan Montero Rodil

Telefónica (Spain) 


Jakob Greiner

Deutsche Telekom (Germany) 

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    Our Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) covers all aspects of OECD policy work related to the digital transformation. It engages with the OECD on the full range of digital issues to advance comprehensive, integrated digital economy policy frameworks that promote responsible data sharing and collaboration, privacy and digital security, sustainable investment and innovation in digital technologies, and diffusion of ICT/digital goods and services across all sectors.  Addressing digital policy issues across disciplines, including for example relating to tax, trade, employment, skills, health, finance and anti-corruption; and advancing policy that supports digital inclusion is also a focus of our agenda.
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    Business engagement at OECD

    Digital technologies represent unprecedented opportunities for our economies and societies. Technological innovations in the digital space are raising productivity, fostering creativity, and boosting innovation. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the digital transformation of our economies and heightened challenges tied to this evolution such as privacy, digital security and safety, as well as the need for secure and sustainable digital infrastructures.  We advocate for consistent and coherent digital policy frameworks, based on OECD global standards for digital, more important than ever to maximize the benefits of data driven innovation for all.  Business at OECD promotes a multi-stakeholder approach and actively participates to the OECD work by offering business perspective and evidence on digital issues. Our members are fully engaged in the development of the necessary OECD evidence based comprehensive policy frameworks promoting investment in innovative digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, and their supporting ecosystems, networks and infrastructure. Online security and privacy, and benefits to Internet users and consumers are priorities for our members in the development of a global policy framework.
    Our Committee on Digital Economy Policy contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies and engages in cross cutting digital policy issues with other relevant Committees:
    OECD Committee for Digital Economy Policy (CDEP)
    OECD Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy (DGP)

    OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SPE)

    OECD Working Party on Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy (CISP)
    OECD Working Party on AI Governance (AIGO)
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    2023 priorities

    Advance practical implementation of OECD global standards for the digital economy including for new and emerging technologies

    Engage to the OECD Going Digital Project Phase III on Data Governance for Growth and Well Being and the December 2022 OECD Ministerial on the Digital Economy

    Advance coherent and globally interoperable data policy frameworks

    Contribute to OECD work addressing Government Access to Data Held by the Private Sector

    Deliver policy guidance for the creation and maintenance of secure communications networks and infrastructure

    Advance policies for enhanced digital security and safety and engage in the revision of the OECD Guidance for Digital Security Risk

    Advance development and deployment of trustworthy AI based on the OECD AI Principles

    Engage to the OECD Project on Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content (TVEC) across online platforms and services

    Support robust source data and measurement of the digital economy

    Contribute to the G7/B7 G20/B20 work on digitalization as a partner in these processes