Department for Culture Media and Sport
The communications and media industries will play a key role in the UK’s economic future as the digital economy continues to develop and influence every aspect of our daily lives.
Internationally, DCMS works with the Member States and institutions of the European Union, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the development of ICT policy and best practice that allows businesses to operate effectively and deliver full benefits to consumers.
We promote better regulation principles in Europe and beyond, working to ensure that policy initiatives advance the UK’s economic and commercial goals in a truly open and market-led global information economy. We have active bilateral ICT policy programmes with the governments of USA, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Canada., Brazil and South Africa. We also have a good working relationship with the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation.