Accelerating the Digital Economy
The global software industry is driving rapid evolution in technology. To share in the broad economic and social benefits this offers, governments around the world must craft legal frameworks and foster market conditions that encourage innovation and creative enterprise.
That entails three overriding priorities:
- Safeguarding intellectual property rights and protections;
- Opening global markets to digital trade; and
- Enabling the growth of cloud computing.
Governments also must focus attention on foundational issues for the digital economy and society, such as cybersecurity, privacy, and workforce development.