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The Digital Index is a collection of global digital policies and initiatives that aim to protect and empower consumers. In a fast-moving world where digital technologies are constantly evolving and breaking down barriers, it is really important to share knowledge and insights on how best to deliver policy and practice for a digital world consumers can trust.

The Index, which has been funded by German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), is a resource for policy-makers, businesses and civil society to inspire them to create policy and practice that will ensure everyone benefits from the opportunities brought by digital innovation.

Read on to find out more about the Digital Index and to sign up to email updates. Click below to begin exploring the Index. 



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You can search for policies in the Digital Index by country, region, policy area or keyword, helping you to find the examples most relevant to you. Our search function also allows you to compare policies across topic area or country, simply select multiple options and view the results.  

Each policy comes with a short description and is tagged with a number of keywords to help you find other related content.

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If you have a policy or initiative you think should be added to the Index, you can use our web form to provide the relevant information.

Your suggestions will help us ensure the Digital Index continues to grow, expand and improve as a useful tool for promoting consumer protection and empowerment across the globe.

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Consumers International members meet in Ghana to share insight on key food and digital issues in their region

On the 4th and 5th June 2018, Consumers International hosted a workshop in Accra, Ghana as part of a wider project with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.



Game changer? World Health Organization recognises the global impact of addictive technology

News that the World Health Organization (WHO) has added 'gaming disorder' to its list of known diseases hit the headlines last month. Health expert Anna Glayzer asks what it means for consumers, and how companies might react.