IT Could Spur Economy

IT Could Spur EconomyIT Could Spur Economy

The government’s support and planning is necessary to help boost information technology-related industries, the consequence of which will be creation of more jobs and economic development, said the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei made the statement on Monday in a meeting with new members of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace.  

Underscoring the important role of the council in policymaking and protecting people’s privacy in cyberspace, the Leader stated, “Drawing on the adolescents’ talent and potential, we should put an end to the passive role of cyberspace by producing rich and attractive content,” IRNA reported.

Pointing to the strong influence of cyberspace in areas such as culture, politics, economy, lifestyle, faith and ethics, the Leader reiterated that to have a strong and effective presence in virtual space, coordination between executive bodies is essential; in addition, important decisions should be made meticulously and plans should be devised to avoid conflicts and overspending budgets.    

Ayatollah Khamenei issued a decree this week appointing new members to the Supreme Council of Cyberspace.  

The SCC was established three years ago. Along with its parent organization, the National Center for Cyberspace, it has played a crucial and authoritative role in countering cyber threats and exploiting productive capacities in the field. The council comprises 16 legal and eight real members.

President Hassan Rouhani is head of the council, while top-ranking officials include Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Judiciary Chief Sadeq Amoli Larijani and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi.