Major challenges for the internet’s future, from security and competition to enhancing social and economic development, are the subject of the Seoul, Korea, OECD Ministerial Meeting 17-18 June 2008. Here’s the contribution by a coalition of civil liberties, privacy and rights groups to this important debate.

Fueling Creativity, Ensuring Consumer and Privacy Protection, Building Confidence and Benefiting from Convergence

In offering these recommendations and contributions to the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy, civil society participants within the framework of The Public Voice Coalition reaffirm the "commitment to build a people-centered, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society, where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information and knowledge, enabling individuals, communities and peoples to achieve their full potential in promoting their sustainable development and improving their quality of life, premised on the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and respecting fully and upholding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Read the full paper here.

The OECD site covering the meeting can be visited from here.

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