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Institutional Arrangement for Partnership (IAP)

Institutional Arrangement for Partnership (IAP)

At G7 Hiroshima 2023, the establishment of the Institutional Arrangement for Partnership (IAP) was endorsed among G7 leaders for operationalizing DFFT. IAP brings governments and varied stakeholders together for solutions-oriented cooperation on cross-border flow of data.

Following are excerpts from the G7 results related to the IAP.

G7 Hiroshima Leaders’ Declaration, 2023

We endorse the Annex on G7 Vision for Operationalizing DFFT and its Priorities from the Digital and Tech Ministers’ Meeting in Takasaki, Gunma and the establishment of the Institutional Arrangement for Partnership.

G7 Digital and Tech Ministers' Declaration, 2023

To deliver on the goal of operationalizing DFFT, we endorse the establishment of the Institutional Arrangement for Partnership (IAP) to bring governments and stakeholders together to operationalize DFFT through principles-based, solutions-oriented, evidence-based, multistakeholder and cross-sectoral cooperation. We endeavor to launch it in the coming months and will convene meetings to further discuss the means under the IAP that could be put in place to achieve our common vision endorsed under Annex 1.

G7 Digital and Tech Track Annex 1. Annex on G7 Vision for Operationalizing DFFT and its Priorities

1-3 (omitted)
4. In the process of developing the IAP, we consider that the attributes of the OECD and its existing work in the areas of data governance, privacy, DFFT, and digital economy make it well-suited to advance this international effort.
5- (omitted)

IAP Structure Chart

IAP : an international mechanism for operationalising DFFT

  1. Utilize existing committee/organs of international organization (where decision-making of member countries for data/digital policies takes place) to facilitate multilateral policy making and coordination. The secretariat is established at the OECD, where the IAP is hosted.

  2. Establish WG (working groups) based on projects composed of government officials, experts and stakeholders under such committee. This WG are meant to discuss, develop, and provide expert input for the committee's policy making and coordination, addressing questions and issues regarding cross boarder data flow.

  3. Each WG could collaborate with and bring various international organizations and institutions as the participants of joint projects. WGs are expected to provide common solutions for each member of the OECD and those partner international organizations on each project.

  • Click on the image below for a full view of the IAP structure chart (under consideration).

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