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A commitment to responsible Business for the digital age
A commitment to responsible Business for the digital age

The Digital Declaration unites CEOs from across industry sectors who are committed to acting ethically in the digital era and delivering what matters most to digital citizens, industry and governments.

As we enter the fourth industrial revolution in the age of digitisation, ensuring a culture of consumer trust is fundamental across every industry sector.

The Digital Declaration captures the key guiding principles business leaders must adhere to keep pace with consumer expectations. It calls on businesses to respect the privacy of digital citizens, handle personal data securely and transparently, take meaningful steps to mitigate cyber threats and ensure everyone can participate in the digital economy as it develops; whilst combatting online harassment.

These commitments are designed to confront the most pressing challenges within the technological era, whilst fortifying an inclusive, trusted and innovative digital society for all.

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Principles

The principles outline
a future that…

Extends consumer trust for the digital age

Respectful

Handling personal data in line with individuals’ wishes

Protective

Delivering an experience in a safe environment

Secured

Ensuring multi-stakeholder cooperation to mitigate cybersecurity threats

Promises inclusive growth and opportunities for all

Inclusive

Extending the possibility of connectivity and digital technologies to everyone

Open

Fostering freedom of expression and access to information

Equal

Bringing everyone the opportunity to learn, create, transact and communicate

Ensures an environment fit for continued innovation

Dynamic

Stimulating advancements through competition and flexibility

Constructive

Driving collaboration and dialogue across geographies and stakeholders

Sustainable

Enabling an environment for business to deliver on policy goals

Digital Declaration Signatories

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Alexey Kornya President and CEO, MTS

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Anna Borgstrom CEO, Netclean

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Börje Ekholm CEO, Ericsson

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Carlos Affonso D’Albuquerque CEO, Valid

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Carlos Grau CEO, Mobile World Capital Barcelona

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Chase Carey Chairman and CEO, Formula 1

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Chuck Robbins Chairman and CEO, Cisco

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Daniel Hajj CEO, America Movil

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Dong Jin Koh President & CEO IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, Samsung

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Dr. Chang-Gyu Hwang CEO, KT

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Edward Tian CEO, AsiaInfo

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Ginni Rometty President and Chief Executive Officer, IBM

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Henadi Al-Saleh Chairperson, Agility

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J.W. Tai Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sharp

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Jinhwan Choi CEO, ADT Caps

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José María Álvarez-Pallete Chairman & CEO, Telefónica

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Jun LEI CEO, Xiaomi

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Kazuhiro Yoshizawa President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO

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Ken Hu Deputy and Rotating Chairman, Huawei

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Kenichiro Yoshida President and CEO, Sony Corporation

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Mauricio Ramos CEO, Millicom

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Mr Ammar Aker CEO, PalTel Group

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Mr Shao Guanglu Executive Vice President, China Unicom

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Mr. Li Zhengmao Executive Vice-President, China Mobile Communications Corporation

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Mr. Murat Erkan CEO, Turkcell

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Mr. Park Chief Executive Officer, SK Telecom

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Mr. Seong-Jin Jo CEO, LG Electronics

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Mr. Turan Erdogan CEO, Vestel

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Nasser Alnasser CEO, STC Group

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Nick Read CEO, Vodafone Group

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Pat Gelsinger CEO, VMware

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Peter Kaliaropoulos CEO, Starhub

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Philippe Vallée Executive Vice President - Digital Identity & Security, Gemalto

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Pierre Barrial CEO of SET Division, IDEMIA

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Rajeev Suir President and Chief Executive Officer, Nokia

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Ralf Wintergerst Chairman of the Management Board, CEO, Giesecke+Devrient GmbH

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Rob Shuter President and CEO, MTN Group

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Ronan Dunne President of Verizon Wireless, Verizon

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Sangho Lee CEO, 11st Street

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Scott M. Gegenheimer CEO Operations, Zain Group

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Sinan Ak CEO, Zorlu Enerji

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Stéphane Richard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Orange

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Sunil Bharti Mittal Founder & Executive Chairman, Bharti Airtel Limited

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Takashi Tanaka Chariman, KDDI

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Tobias Martinez CEO, Cellnex

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Tony Yu President and CEO, New H3C Group

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Yang Jie Chairman and CEO, China Telecom Corporation Limited

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Why Join?

Why Sign the
Digital Declaration?

The past two decades have seen a progressive destruction of trust in societal institutions with consumer trust in business remaining low at 56 per cent in the 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer.

The same study found 76 per cent of consumers believe CEOs should take the lead on change, rather than waiting for government to impose it.

By joining this global movement, CEOs and their companies demonstrate their willingness to deliver digital products and services in a responsible manner.

  • Stay ahead of the curve: Join a CEO movement in confronting the critical challenge of consumer trust facing the development of the digital economy
  • As the Declaration is aspirational rather than prescriptive, it gives the flexibility for each company to focus on what matters to its industry, customers and governments
  • Engage with CEOs who share your commitment to socio-economic values
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