The Council is pleased to invite members to join the second, and final, planning call for the second Digital Policy Consultative Forum ("DPCF") of 2019, to be hosted on May 6 (TBC) alongside the TELSOM-ATRC Joint Working Group Meeting in Yangon, Myanmar from May 7-9, 2019. During this call, we will finalize the speakers, internal messaging and all other details for the 2nd DPCF.
Please review the Council's updated draft concept note for the 2nd DPCF and be prepared to provide final feedback during the call on the speakers and messaging. Please feel free to provide feedback on the concept note in advance of the call to Ella Duangkaew at email@example.com. Note that speaker recommendations from sponsors will be prioritized.
At the 18th ASEAN – US TELSOM Meeting, the US-ASEAN Business Council (“US-ABC”) proposed to continue collaborating with ASEAN to organize the flagship “ASEAN-US Digital Policy Consultative Forum” (“DPCF), which serves as a series of roundtable discussions between the private sector and TELSOM-ATRC designed to facilitate in-depth dialogue on priority digital economy issues.
For the 2019 DPCF, the objective of these discussions is to support ASEAN in strengthening its digital data governance, particularly to support the growth and security of the data ecosystem in ASEAN, and establish ASEAN as a global leader in digital data governance best practices.
The second Forum will be held on May 10 alongside the TELSOM-ATRC Joint Working Group Meeting in Yangon, Myanmar from May 7-9, 2019. It will serve as a platform for policy makers and stakeholders to exchange views on how to ensure the security of the data ecosystem in ASEAN, particularly by utilizing proven industry best practices and resources in data and cybersecurity. It will focus on focus on challenges to developing and implementing effective data and cybersecurity regulatory frameworks, and what policy approaches and solutions the public and private sector can collaborate on to address these challenges and ensure the security of ASEAN’s data ecosystem.