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  • 3-October-2014


    Data-driven innovation for growth and well-being

    Greater access and use of data creates a wide array of policy issues, such as privacy and consumer protection, open data access, skills and employment, and measurement to name a few. The OECD is undertaking extensive analysis on the role of data in promoting innovation, growth and well-being.

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  • 4-September-2014


    OECD Insights: Governing the Internet

    The OECD is present at the Internet Governance Forum 2014 and presenting its most recent work on the Internet economy in a number of sessions.

  • 19-August-2014


    Cloud Computing: The Concept, Impacts and the Role of Government Policy

    Cloud computing has become a platform for innovation. This paper looks at how the cloud changes the way computing is carried out, and evaluates the benefits, challenges and economic and environmental impacts. It discusses the policy issues raised and the role of governments and other stakeholders in addressing them.

  • 27-June-2014

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    OECD Principles for Internet Policy Making

    The OECD has been at the forefront of policy analysis on the digital economy since the start. It has also developed influential guidelines to help governments preserve the open and unified Internet that is needed to support economic growth, while at the same time manage privacy and security risks.

  • 14-May-2014


    Insights blog: Tackling spectrum crunch - Is more sharing the answer?

    An OECD report looks at new approaches to enhance spectrum management to make more spectrum resources available for wireless communication services to meet current and future demand and, at the same time, increase the efficiency in its use.

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  • 3-April-2014


    The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4

    This report considers the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 alongside the use of network technologies to prolong IPv4 use in the face of depletion of further IPv4 protocol addresses.

  • 20-March-2014


    Unleashing the Power of Big Data for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research

    More than 35 million people worldwide had dementia in 2010 and this number is expected to exceed 115 million by 2050. This paper reports on the opportunities offered by the informatics revolution and big data to address Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. This will require careful planning and multi-stakeholder collaboration as technical, administrative, regulatory, infrastructure and financial obstacles emerge.

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  • 19-February-2014


    Insights blog: Beyond the first mile - Where your Internet comes from

    In OECD countries, networks look like a mesh with multiple paths that can act as each other’s backup. In developing countries, however, communication networks often resemble rivers, with small branches of regional networks delivering their traffic to a central national backbone that ends at one submarine fibre, making cable cuts a greater risk to the functioning of the economy.

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  • 23-January-2014


    Insights blog: The connected television debate in OECD countries

    Today, anything with network access connected to a screen can serve as a television. A new OECD report looks into the impact these new devices and services have on telecommunications networks.

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  • 17-December-2013


    The App Economy

    Leading mobile platform providers have recently taken steps to improve transparency on how applications access personal data but more can be done to inform users and give them the ability to limit access. This paper provides an overview of the app economy and identifies emerging policy issues related to competition, consumer protection and skills development.

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