Bertrand de La Chapelle to speak at High-Level Launch of UNCTAD flagship Digital Economy Report 2021

Published on
September 13, 2021

Bertrand de La Chapelle, Executive Director and Co-founder of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and Chief Vision Officer at the Datasphere Initiative will speak at the High-Level Launch of United Nations Commission for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) flagship Digital Economy Report 2021 on September 29, 2021.

The UNCTAD Digital Economy Report 2021 takes a deep dive into the development and policy implications of cross-border data flows. It examines recent global developments in the digital economy, and reviews existing data governance approaches at national, regional and multilateral levels. 

Mr. de La Chapelle will join speakers from the African Union Commission and the European Commission to discuss the multiple dimensions of data and the implications for sustainable development. Mr de La Chapelle will highlight key findings from the I&JPN report “We Need to Talk About Data: Framing the Debate Around the Free Flow of Data and Data Sovereignty” and offer suggestions for how to approach global governance of data.

The launch is a pre-event to the fifteenth session of the UNCTAD quadrennial ministerial conference (UNCTAD 15) scheduled from 3 to 7 October, 2021.

Learn more about the High-level launch of the UNCTAD Digital Economy Report 2021 here.