SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) – South Korea on Thursday called for free data traffic to revitalize the digital economy, during this year’s meeting of technology ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7).
South Korea participated in the hypothetical intergovernmental meeting at the ministerial level after its invitation to this year’s G7 meeting, which is scheduled to take place in June in the United Kingdom.
At the meeting, South Korean Minister of Science, Information Technology and Communications Choi Ki-yung said that data traffic, as well as electronic transferable records and internet security, are essential to achieving confidence in the digital environment and enabling growth. A global subscriber, as reported by his ministry.
Ministers agreed to develop an action plan that encourages the free transfer of data on the basis of trust, while responding to challenges such as privacy, intellectual property and security.
The ministers also discussed ensuring democratic values in the digital environment.
The G-7 meeting, later this year, is expected to strengthen ties among the group’s current members – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States – as well as with the countries invited to the session. This year – South Korea, Australia, India and South Africa.
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