A White House official speaking on background gave us (travel team) a short briefing about a G20 session on the digital economy.
The issues range from “skills and workforce to preventing things like terrorist content from proliferating online.”
The official said that the ministers agreed on “the need for a multilateral solution and the need for all countries to participate in that.”
“We were really encouraged about the call for free flow of data, and for unity at the #OECD negotiations,” the official said.
Reaching consensus on international taxation is “a huge priority for the United States, so we were very encouraged to hear that there was quite a bit of support for that,” the official said.
Free data flow and a commitment to "high-standard rules for e-commerce" is a special priority for Japan, meanwhile, which sees it as “a challenge for growth.”
“Ultimately it was clear from the conversations among the leaders that this is something that everyone is thinking about very strategically and seriously,” the official said. - Travel Team Osaka #KAG