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Jack Ma Joins UN Chief in Discussion on Global Digital Cooperation

June 12, 2019 8:05 pm

Beijing (PingWest)—Jack Ma, the executive chairman of Alibaba group and co-chair on the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, joined UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Melinda Gates of the Gates Foundation in a live conversation on June 10 to discuss global digital cooperation for a safer and more sustainable future of the digital industry.
Ma said that his job has been "chief education officer," as he has been engaged in educating customers and government officers, and trying to convince them to keep abreast with technology development.

"If you do not pay attention to privacy, if you do not pay attention to data security, if you do not pay attention to human rights, if you do not pay attention to the interest of society, you might disappear very quickly," Ma said.

At a time when around half the world's population still has no access to the Internet, the panel calls for efforts to ensure every adult has affordable access to digital networks, as well as digitally-enabled financial and health services, by 2030.

Source: Xinhua News Agency