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Open letter to the G20: Let us bring people to the centre of the digital future

24 May 2018

Today we have issued a joint open letter to the G20, calling on them to set a digital agenda that places people at the centre.

The open letter

 

'Let us bring people to the centre of the digital future

G20 countries have both the opportunity and the responsibility to lead efforts to reinstate trust in the digital age. G20 members can inspire hope and embrace the goal that no country, no community, and no individual will be left behind and that their rights will be respected. G20 countries can set a digital agenda that places people at the centre.

The internet is estimated to contribute nearly $7 trillion USD every year to the G20 economies. By 2020, it is estimated that more than 1 billion users will be added in the G20 countries alone and there will be an estimated 30-50 billion additional connected devices across the world.

Today, G20 economies are digital, interconnected, and interdependent, however, coordinated policy commitments have not kept the pace with this reality...'

The letter is co-signed by organisations who are committed to creating a better digital world for all people, they include Consumers International, Access Now, Algorithm Watch, Derechos Digitales, Internet Society, Mozilla, Privacy International, World Wide Web Foundation, Wikimedia.

Read the full text of the letter, see the full list of partners and sign up your organisation.