China has proposed discussions on the global digital economy, innovation, and a number of other areas under the G20 framework that are of interest to both “traditional” ICT companies, as well as those looking to use the internet and information based systems to upgrade their operations. These discussions are coming at a critical time, as Chinese policymakers increasingly link together technology and national security.
To address how the discussions under the G20 on ICT may impact or be of interest to foreign companies, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China), US-China Business Council (USCBC), Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), and US Information Technology Office (USITO) will be holding a policy discussion on July 20, 2016.
Topics will include an overview of how global ICT policy trends – such as data localization requirements, including those in China --- may impact foreign companies, what China’s proposed work on the G20 looks like, and how China’s domestic policy environment may be influencing the G20 digital economy discussions.
We are pleased to be hosting the following speakers to address the business community:
- Ed Brzytwa, Director of Policy for Localization, Trade, and Multilateral Affairs, ITI
- John Miller, Vice President for Global Cybersecurity Policy and Law , ITI
- Ashwin Kaja, Associate and Member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group at Covington and Burling LLP
Seating is limited, RSVPs will be taken on a first come first serve basis.