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Aspen Institute Releases New IDEA Project Report on Governing the Flow and Use of Data in a Single Global Digital Economy

Press Release, The Aspen Institute

Washington, DC, April 24, 2012 — Today the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program released a new report of the International Digital Economy Accords (IDEA) Project titled, Toward a Single Global Digital Economy: The First Report of the Aspen Institute IDEA Project. The report addresses the challenges and critical steps forward for establishing a fair, effective, and empowering multi-stakeholder system for governing the flow and use of data in a single global digital economy.

The report is the result of the two-year long Aspen IDEA Project, an internationally inclusive project designed to explore the free flow of communications across borders on a unified Internet. The Project engaged 36 American and European corporations, high-level government officials from 6 countries representing 18 different agencies, and 14 representatives of civil society from the United States, Europe, India, and Brazil.

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Peter Cowhey is Dean at IR/PS. He is also the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy. Dean Cowhey can provide commentary on U.S. trade policy, foreign policy, the future of communications and information technology markets and policy, the internet, biological threats, international corporate strategy, and the microfinance industry to alleviate poverty.

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