Global Connect

Internationally, Global Connect drives policy development on digital economy issues including (1) Data protection and privacy (2) Cybersecurity (3) Cloud computing and cross border data flows (4) Regulatory frameworks for emerging technologies (5) Trade and investment rules for the digital economy (6) Forced localization policies (7) Local content requirements and technology transfer.  Global Connect addresses these issues through three distinct initiatives: 
Project Privacy advocates for data protection and privacy policies that address the needs of consumers and businesses. It does so through engagement with policy makers, privacy regulators and industry leaders in bilateral and multilateral forums.
Project Security advocates for a flexible, risk-based approach to cybersecurity that leverages international standards, enabling the private sector to develop solutions that address specific cyber needs and scale them across national borders.
Project Data Driven Innovation (DDI) advocates for government approaches to emerging technologies that leverage the full potential of data-driven innovation to positively impact societies, while addressing any challenges as they arise. DDI engages with policy makers on issues such as 5G; artificial intelligence and algorithmic explainability; blockchain; cloud computing; electric, connected and autonomous vehicles (eCAV); fintech; and the internet of things (IoT).