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Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017

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This Global ICT Regulatory Outlook 2017 is the first of an annual series of reports tracking market and regulatory trends in the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector and their implications across the economy. Understanding current trends and challenges across ICT markets and regulatory frameworks can help address the gaps and capitalize on unexplored opportunities. This report provides useful insights and a clear, evidence-based perspective to do that. This report is also a key resource on smart, inclusive and forward-looking ICT regulation. Its findings can provide useful guidance in reviewing and upgrading regulatory frameworks for the ICT sector as the basis for the digital economy today and for the future. The report reaches out to the regulatory community worldwide, policy-makers, industry and the ICT community in general

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Cyber threats have grown in scale and scope

With massive digitization in every aspect of consumer and corporate life has come increased risk, increased insecurity. The level of threat has grown more serious as the tools in the hands of criminals and terrorists have become more sophisticated and complex. The growing number of connected platforms offers new vectors for attack. Governments and corporations address cybersecurity and cybercrime-related issues at various levels – from privacy-by-design technologies to piecemeal regulation to institutional collaboration within and across national borders. Though cyber readiness has become paramount for building safe, resilient and sustainable ICT networks and services, not all countries are as prepared as they might be – as is flagged in the ITU Global Cybersecurity Index.

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