It is time to give digitalisation a new direction.
Digital technologies must be a positive force for people and society. This will involve addressing their negative consequences, urgently.
In collaboration with policymakers, business and civil society, the Internet Commission is defining this new direction and establishing the accountability framework that is necessary to demonstrate progress towards a better Internet.
Dialogue on Digital Responsibility
Policymakers, businesses and citizens are scrambling to understand the impact and challenges of digitalisation. Whilst technology can benefit people as individuals, its impact is not universally positive. This multi-stakeholder, evidence-based dialogue will establish guiding principles on digital responsibility that are aligned to the UN Global Goals.
Transparency is helping to drive progress on global issues such as gender equality and climate change. By reporting on rates of pay and greenhouse gas emissions, organisations demonstrate accountability and show how they are creating value in the long term. The Internet Commission advocates a similar approach in relation to Digital Responsibility issues.