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OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

Published on July 15, 2015

Also available in: Spanish, French

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The digital economy now permeates countless aspects of the world economy, impacting sectors as varied as banking, retail, energy, transportation, education, publishing, media or health. Information and Communication Technologies are transforming the ways social interactions and personal relationships are conducted, with fixed, mobile and broadcast networks converging, and devices and objects increasingly connected to form the Internet of things. This report assesses how countries can maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth, and discusses the evolutions in the digital economy that policy makers need to consider as well as the emerging challenges they need to address as a part of national digital strategies. Chapters include an overview of the current status and outlook of the digital economy; the main trends in the ICT sector, and developments in communication and regulation policy; and overviews of ICT demand and adoption, plus the effects of the digital economy on growth and development. This volume also includes a chapter on developments related to trust in the digital economy and on the emerging Internet of things.

SUMMARIESavailable in 25 languages

English OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015 (Summary in English)
French Perspectives de l’économie numérique 2015
Spanish Perspectivas de la OCDE sobre la economía digital 2015
German OECD-Ausblick Digitale Wirtschaft 2015
Japanese OECDデジタル経済アウトルック2015
Italian Prospettive dell’economia digitale, OCSE, 2015
Chinese 2015 年经合组织 (OECD) 数字经济展望
Czech Výhled OECD pro digitální ekonomiku 2015
Danish OECD: Udsigterne for den digitale økonomi 2015
Dutch OESO Vooruitzichten voor de Digitale Economie 2015
Estonian „OECD Digitaalse majanduse väljavaated 2015”
Finnish OECD:n Digitaalitalouskatsaus 2015
Greek ΟΟΣΑ Προοπτικές ψηφιακής οικονομίας 2015
Hebrew תחזית OECD לשנת 2015 - כלכלה דיגיטלית
Hungarian OECD digitális gazdasági kilátások 2015
Icelandic Horfur OECD varðandi stafræna hagkerfið 2015
Korean 2015년 OECD 디지털경제 전망
Norwegian Utsikter for den digitale økonomien i OECD – 2015
Polish Raport OECD „Perspektywy w dziedzinie gospodarki cyfrowej 2015”
Portuguese Perspetivas da OCDE para a Economia Digital em 2015
Russian Перспективы цифровой экономики ОЭСР 2015
Slovak Výhľad OECD v oblasti digitálneho hospodárstva – rok 2015
Slovene Napoved OECD za področje digitalnega gospodarstva 2015
Swedish OECD:s internetekonomiska översikt 2015
Turkish OECD 2015 Dijital Ekonomi Görünümü

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
An overview of the digital economy
The foundations of the digital economy
The growing and expanding digital economy
Main trends in communication policy and regulation
Trust in the digital economy: Security and privacy
Emerging issues: The Internet of Things
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