We believe that the digital revolution should benefit all - and harm no one.
A sustainable and robust digital transformation must be anchored in systemic capacities that are supported by and achievable to the whole of society. Systemic capacities refer to the core elements that lie at the basis of all change like laws and regulation, infrastructure, and financial planning. These are to be applied to enable foundational dimensions like digital identities, trade of goods and services, access to information, free speech, and fair distribution of benefits.
Equally, enabling opportunities must go hand in hand with understanding and avoiding risks like misuse of digital information, online hate and disinformation, identity fraud, circumvention of rules and regulations, and unethical behaviour.
For everyone, the digital transformation must enable the enjoyment of all civil and political rights, access to services, engaging in all types of online transactions, and socio-economic inclusion in general.
The Digital Equity Association promotes five interrelated opportunities for growth:
We work towards a balanced system that maximises opportunities whilst ensuring data privacy, promoting fair value among participants, and fostering competition and innovation.
Established as a not-for-profit Swiss Association, we are a diverse team of international experts working to promote the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular fairness, inclusion, sustainability, and efficiency in the digital transformation.