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Regulators and policy makers should boost competition among mobile telephone operators to cut the high prices being charged for international data roaming, according to a new OECD report.
Analysis of pricing plans at 68 operators in the 34 OECD countries reveals extremely high average roaming charges and points to a strong case for new consumer protection and empowerment measures, according to this report.
Watch this recording of the 2011 OECD Forum session on financial regulation and consumer protection with Ted Menzies, Steingrimur J. Sigfússon, Federico Ghizzoni, Marilena Lazzarini, John Hope Bryant and Renato Flores.
Watch this recording of the 2011 OECD Forum session on innovation and stimulating change with Simon Brooks, European Investment Bank; Marie-Louise Knuppert, Danish Confederation of Trade Unions; and Björn Stigson, World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
As increasing numbers of children worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Internet, they also face a spectrum of risks to which they are more vulnerable than adults. This report examines these risks as well as the policy responses of governments to improve the protection of children online.
On 15 April, in Paris, the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy held a workshop to discuss these issues and ways to resolve problems, with governments, consumer organisations and key payment providers.
This paper recalls the influence of the OECD privacy guidelines and looks at the current privacy landscape, with a focus on economic activities. It identifies current challenges for protecting privacy and highlights a number of initiatives.
This paper analyses and compares national strategies for digital identity management in OECD countries. These strategies aim to drive innovation for e-government and for the broader Internet economy while remaining consistent with current national identity practices.
Bundling can provide both benefits and drawbacks to broadband customers. In other cases bundles can lead to situations where customers are worse off.
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OECD Information and Communication Policy News - July 2010