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  • 30-January-2012


    Estimation of Loss in Consumer Surplus Resulting from Excessive Pricing of Telecommunication Services in Mexico (OECD Digital Economy Paper 191)

    This paper evaluates the loss in consumer surplus caused by the low degree of competition in the Mexican telecommunication sector which results in relatively high prices, and also leads to lower levels of consumption across the range of telecommunication services.

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  • 13-January-2012


    ICT Applications for the Smart Grid: Opportunities and Policy Implications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 190)

    This paper discusses "smart” applications of ICTs for more sustainable energy production, management and consumption. The smart grid is a particular application area expected to help tackle a number of structural challenges that global energy supply and demand are facing.

  • 21-December-2011


    Digital Divide: From Computer Access to Online Activities – A Micro Data Analysis (OECD Digital Economy Paper 189)

    This study addresses issues of digital divide among households and individuals by using micro-data analysis of ICT usage patterns. The analysis includes data from 18 European countries, Korea and Canada. Inequalities in computer and Internet use are analysed in a two-step approach.

  • 14-December-2011

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    OECD Council Recommendation on Principles for Internet Policy Making

    Amid concern that the openness of the Internet that has been key in stimulating innovation and economic growth is currently eroding, the OECD has adopted a set of shared principles to preserve the fundamental openness of the Internet and its free flow of information.

  • 9-December-2011


    Measuring Digital Local Content (OECD Digital Economy Paper 188)

    This working paper discusses the ways to quantify the local content that can be delivered through the Internet. Several indicators are proposed; for each indicator the paper discusses available data, presents strengths of a given measure and outlines its potential drawbacks.

  • 8-December-2011


    Regulation of Transborder Data Flows under Data Protection and Privacy Law (OECD Digital Economy Paper 187)

    Transborder data flows have become increasingly important in economic, political, and social terms. This study is designed to describe the present status of transborder data flow regulation, and to provoke reflection about its aims, operation, and effectiveness, now and in the future.

  • 1-December-2011


    Digital Identity Management for Natural Persons: Enabling Innovation and Trust in the Internet Economy - Guidance for Government Policy (OECD Digital Economy Paper 186)

    This report explains why digital identity management is fundamental for the further development of the Internet economy. It also provides guidance for digital identity strategies that support innovation across the public and private sectors while enhancing security, privacy and trust online.

  • 24-November-2011


    Terms of Reference for the Review of the OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Data Flows of Personal Data (OECD Digital Economy Paper 185)

    These terms of reference articulate a shared view among OECD members about key aspects of the current context for privacy protection and provide orientation for further work on the review of the OECD Privacy Guidelines in light of changing technologies, markets and user behaviour and the growing importance of digital identities.

  • 1-November-2011


    Current Developments in Privacy Frameworks: Towards Global Interoperability

    The conference is an excellent opportunity to bring government policy makers together with the global privacy community while the OECD proceeds with its review of the OECD Privac

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  • 3-October-2011


    Summary - IGF Open Forum on “principles for an open Internet"

    On 30 September 2011, 9:00-10:30, the OECD organised a very successful Open Forum at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on basic principles for Internet policy making to help ensure the Internet remains open and dynamic

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