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OECD Information and Communication Policy News - June 2007


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June 2007 issue

OECD Ministerial Meeting on
"The Future of the Internet Economy",
Seoul, Korea, 17-18 June 2008
Shaping Policies for
Creativity, Confidence and Convergence
in the Digital World
To keep up-to-date with the OECD's ongoing work in preparation of the Ministerial Meeting, to take place in Seoul, Korea on 17-18 June 2008, visit this page. [Printable information leaflet]

OECD governments agree on a framework for privacy law enforcement co-operation, 12 June 2007

Embodied in a new OECD Recommendation, the framework reflects a commitment by governments to improve their domestic frameworks for privacy law enforcement to better enable their authorities to co-operate with foreign authorities, as well as to provide mutual assistance to one another in the enforcement of privacy laws. [More]

OECD Council adopted a Recommendation on electronic authentication, 12 June 2007

The recommendation reaffirms the important role of e-authentication in building trust online and encourages Member countries to establish compatible technology-neutral approaches for effective domestic and cross-border e-authentication of persons and entities. The Recommendation is supported by an OECD Guidance Report for e-Authentication that provides a number of foundation and operational principles to help Member countries establish or amend their approaches to e-authentication to foster cross-jurisdictional inter-operability. Both the Recommendation and the report will be available soon at

OECD Workshop on The economic and social impacts of broadband communications: From ICT measurement to policy implications
London, 22 May 2007

This workshop reviewed studies of the impacts of broadband roll-out and use on: a) economic performance at aggregate level and in the business sector, and b) the geographical distribution of economic activity and employment, content producers and users, and on households. It covered recent and ongoing analysis for a wide range of OECD countries.

OECD Workshop on Digital Identity Management (IDM)
Trondheim, Norway, 8-9 May 2007

Identity management (IDM) in the online environment is seen as a key enabler for electronic business and electronic government because it facilitates the expansion of information systems and network boundaries and increases access points. It is also an issue at the cross-roads of information security, privacy and trust. [More]

APEC-OECD Malware Workshop
Manila, The Philippines, 22-23 April 2007

Malware is a general term for software code or program inserted into an information system in order to cause harm to that system or other systems, or to subvert them for use other than that intended by their owners. The joint workshop took place at the APEC TEL 35 meetings in Manila, Philippines. It bought together government, industry, Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), civil society, consumers, and others who play a role in combating malware.

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