After the G20 Summit the G20 digital ministers released a statement on 7 April. The statement notes the recommendations presented at the G20 Consumer Summit on 15 March, emphasises the importance of building a digital world consumes can trust and invites Consumers International to join further discussions on how to protect consumers in the digital economy under the next G20 presidency.
In their statement digital ministers from the G20 plus Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Singapore and Vietnam said: “Trust and security are fundamental to the functioning of the digital economy; without them, uptake of digital technologies may be limited, undermining an important source of potential growth and social progress.”
On 15 March 2017 (World Consumer Rights Day), we co-hosted a G20 consumer summit, in Berlin, Germany. The summit was part of the official G20 agenda for the German Presidency, and discussed a range of topics including:
fair contract terms
clear, accessible information
data security and data protection.
At the summit new international research on the most important areas for consumer digital rights and concerns was presented, including the results of a consumer survey conducted in six G20 countries.
These recommendations were created for the G20 Digital Consumer Summit. They are recommendations from the consumer movement to the G20 member states on how to build a digital world consumers can trust.
After the G20 Summit the G20 digital ministers released a statement on 7 April. The statement notes the recommendations presented at the G20 Consumer Summit on 15 March.
Joint Statement: Consumers International calls for COVID-19 response to focus on global consumer protection and empowerment
Consumers International members in 100 countries are calling for a focus on the protection and empowerment of individuals in the marketplace based on consumer rights, and for coordinated strategies across nations and intergovernmental bodies to build fair, safe, resilient and sustainable economies through consumer protection.
In our latest blog, we highlight the top five issues we discussed at the G20 in Japan, where Consumers International joined representatives from 38 countries, alongside consumer experts such as UNCTAD, OECD, and the Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan.