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OECD Information and Communication Policy News - January 2009Including events (upcoming and recent), new publications and recent reports.
This conference will consider innovation in the software sector from business and economic perspectives, taking into account the factors that drive innovation, including key framework conditions.
The Conference aims to help policy makers understand Sensor Networks and their potential to help address global challenges. It will explore the conditions for and consequences of innovation in this area including economic aspects, privacy and information security as well as infrastructure issues.
This report examines broadband developments and policies, and highlights challenges such as connecting users to fibre-based networks or coverage of rural areas. It also outlines emerging issues that may need policy attention as we move to next-generation networks. The findings are also relevant to emerging and developing economies designing broadband strategies.
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Digital content is an important factor driving growth and employment, with widespread impacts on business, governments and society.
In his speech, Mr. Gurría stated that the OECD has to work with developed and developing countries and international organizations, both to improve policies for the Internet economy and to increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security. He also stressed the need to better understand the role and contribution of the Internet and related ICTs as drivers of productivity and economic growth.
This report contains policy and practical guidance principles to enhance business and consumer benefits from the use of RFID while proactively taking into account information security and privacy issues.
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OECD member countries organised the Ministerial Meeting in recognition of the increasingly critical role of the Internet to our economies and society. The Internet is proving to be a powerful driver of innovation, growth and productivity globally.
Ministers and representatives of OECD and non-member economies adopted The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy at the conclusion of a Ministerial meeting held in Korea (17-18 June 2008).
This report has been developed to support the objectives of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul, 17-18 June 2008).