CUTS and UNIDO called for a multilateral regime on data privacy and other aspects of cyber security

“Data privacy among other aspects of cyber security is critical for the future growth of electronic commerce. It is an imperative for the international community to craft multilateral regulatory framework to deal with data privacy and related aspects of cyber security. That will engender trust in cross-border e-commerce ecosystem,” said Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International.


He was a moderating a session titled “Value of Cyber Security and Privacy in Digital and E-commerce Space”, which was jointly organised by CUTS International and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on 1st May, 2020. It was a part of the eCommerce Week organised by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). More than 250 participants took part in it virtually.

While CUTS is a partner of UNCTAD’s ‘eTrade for All’ initiative, there is a Memorandum of Understanding between CUTS and UNIDO to work inter alia on e-commerce, standards, quality infrastructure, etc., which are emerging as important instruments for the Industrial Revolution 4.0…

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