Publications & Documents


  • 5-March-2013

    English

    Broadband Networks and Open Access

    This report examines "open access" policies and approaches in various contexts, including fixed and mobile access networks, backhaul and backbone networks, undersea cables and Internet exchange points (IXPs).

  • 21-February-2013

    English

    Information society: Which way now? - OECD Observer

    The future will be inherently knowledge-based. Are we moving in the right direction? What must we know to be able to get there? Understanding knowledge-based capital is an important first step.

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  • 21-February-2013

    English

    The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices

    Better connectivity is significantly related to higher levels of local digital content creation, and countries with more Internet infrastructure are also those which produce more local digital content. Countries with more international connectivity have lower domestic broadband prices, and countries with better domestic infrastructure have lower international bandwidth prices.

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  • 7-February-2013

    English

    Empowering and Protecting Consumers in the Internet Economy

    This report shows that despite the financial crisis, business-to-consumer e-commerce has grown steadily across the OECD, spurred by the spread of mobile devices, easy-to-use payment mechanisms and participative web tools such as price comparisons or consumer ratings. Trust in e-commerce, however, remains challenged by many issues.

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  • 30-January-2013

    English

    Summary of the OECD Workshop on Product Risk Assessment

    This April 2012 workshop provided a forum for critically evaluating the different risk assessment practices being used in various jurisdictions while gathering the views of stakeholders from governments, businesses, consumers and academia.

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  • 21-January-2013

    English

    Building Blocks for Smart Networks

    In 2017 a household with two teenagers will have 25 Internet connected devices. In 2022 this will rise to 50, compared with only 10 today. In households in the OECD alone there will be 14 billion connected devices, up from 1.7 billion today and this doesn’t take into account everything outside the household and outside the OECD. All this leads to the smart world discussed in this paper.

  • 21-décembre-2012

    Français

    Science, technologie et industrie : Perspectives de l'OCDE 2012

    À partir des dernières informations et indicateurs disponibles, cet ouvrage examine les principales tendances politiques et les performances des pays de l’OCDE et de grandes économies émergentes dans un certain nombre de domaines liés à la science et à l’innovation.

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  • 20-December-2012

    English

    Improving the Evidence Base for Information Security and Privacy Policies: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges related to Measuring Information Security, Privacy and the Protection of Children Online

    This report provides an overview of existing data and statistics in the fields of information security, privacy and the protection of children online. It highlights the potential for the development of better indicators in these respective fields showing in particular that there is an underexploited wealth of empirical data that, if mined and made comparable, will enrich the current evidence base for policy making.

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  • 19-December-2012

    English

    The Development and Diffusion of Digital Content

    Viewers are watching a growing share of video via Internet-based distribution systems. New digital content distribution services are having appreciable impacts on established media industries and network service providers in many OECD countries. This paper argues that convergence should be taken as the rule, rather than the exception. Careful application of best practices can address most policy concerns.

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  • 29-November-2012

    English

    Cybersecurity: Managing risks for greater opportunities

    While the nature of cyber attacks continues to include criminal activities motivated by financial gain, the main emerging threats are large-scale denial of service attacks, information leaks, targeted cyber espionage, and the disruption of critical infrastructures.

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