Taking into account the experience of the last 20 years, UNCTAD warns against hasty regulations that give further impetus to digital trade. The liberalization of trade relations is always at the expense of countries and regions that are at a lower level of development. In particular, during the coronavirus crisis, one should not continue to promote or make decisions in the virtual space, as the " Friends of Electronic Commerce " are doing.

For many developing countries, engaging in digital negotiation processes is not feasible due to the digital divide and the need to focus all public resources on public health. The future development of the digital economy in B2B Fax Database the global South is not only decided in the form of commercial contracts. As more economies become data economies, the more important the question of who has the data becomes. What servers are they going to? Who evaluates and monetizes them? The Economist summed it up this way: data is the new crude oil.

The structures and structural dependencies in the data in economies based on the extraction of raw materials. In both cases, it is not the countries of origin of the raw materials that benefit from their exploitation, but rather those actors that own the infrastructure. In data economies, this consists of, for example, submarine cables, network nodes, data centers, and compute and artificial intelligence algorithms. In order not to be unilaterally dependent on the infrastructure of transnational information and communication technology (ICT) companies, developing and emerging countries must be empowered to build and expand a public data infrastructure on their territory. The international community is challenged to support them.‚Äč