Implications of emerging technology regulations on digital trade negotiations and development

Dec 08, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (GMT-5)


Our World Is Not for Sale Global Network, East African Trade Union Confederation, OISIA - UNTREF, Observatorio de Impactos Sociales de Inteligencia Artificial


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Governments around the world are expanding regulatory oversight over the powerful tech sector. What implications might the new regulatory projects – the AI Act, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, and the Data Act in Europe, and similar efforts other countries – have for talks on binding trade rules, and for the policy space for developing countries to shape the future of the digital economy? These regulations and proposals cover source code and algorithms; data governance; tax policy; interoperability; and myriad other provisions in common with the digital trade negotiations. What are the best practices for inclusive digital policies, in the context of the Agenda 2030, the provisions in the Secretary-General’s “Our Common Agenda?”


Deborah James, Director of International Programs, Center for Economic and Policy Research (US)


Melinda St Louis, Director of Global Trade Watch, Public Citizen, United States, NGO

Rashmi Banga, Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Unit on Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries, UNCTAD

Jane Kelsey, Law Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Sofia Scasserra, Researcher, OISIA - UNTREF, Observatorio de Impactos Sociales de Inteligencia Artificial, Argentina

Parminder Jeet Singh, former Co-Executive Director, IT For Change, India

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