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20 August 2021, 13:33

EAEU countries to sign agreement on data sharing

MOSCOW, 20 August (BelTA) – Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union intend to sign an agreement on common principles and rules for data sharing in the union, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission told BelTA after a session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council took place in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan on 19-20 August. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko took part in the session.

Participants of the session decided to set up a high-level working group on digital transformation for the sake of working out this agreement. According to Member of the Board (Minister) for Internal Markets, Informatization, Information and Communication Technologies of the Eurasian Economic Commission Gegam Vardanyan, the working group will be an important and necessary tool for working out reconciled decisions and approaches to digital transformation in the Eurasian Economic Union. The data sharing agreement will be high on the agenda. The working group will allow more promptly working out and adopting common principles for effective data sharing within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Apart from the data sharing agreement the working group will be tasked with working out approaches to the realization of priority directions of the digital agenda, approaches to the digital transformation of economy branches, the markets of goods, services, capital, and workforce, and the development of the digital infrastructure in the Eurasian Economic Union.

The group will be headed by Gegam Vardanyan. The group will include heads or deputy heads of government agencies of the Eurasian Economic Union member states, which are responsible for the development and realization of programs on the digital transformation of economy branches. Expert subgroups will be established. They will include representatives of the relevant government agencies and the business community of the Eurasian Economic Union member states.

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