Plan Avanza, Spain’s national Information Society strategy, has helped it into the knowledge economy. This book identifies areas on which Spain should continue work.
Hosted by the Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority, this conference focused on the role of the individual in privacy protection.
The OECD convened the 2010 E-Leaders Meeting on 11-12 October in Brussels, Belgium as part of continuing efforts to help member countries plan and implement their e-government strategies.
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This document provides a summary of the workshop on "The Economic and Social Role of Internet Intermedia
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Description of the workshop on “Cloud computing for leaner and greener IT infrastructures in governments (and businesses)”
Internet Governance Forum workshop on the role of Internet intermediaries in advancing public policy objectives
Internet Governance Forum workshop on How to measure communication and media in digital converging era
Plan Avanza has created a large-scale information society agenda addressing the need for international and inter-regional convergence in ICT access and use, and greater integration of citizens, businesses and the public administration into the information society.
The markets for goods and services have undergone significant changes over the past 20 years. Regulatory reform, global markets, new technologies and growth in the role of services in economic activity have driven the changes which, in many instances, have provided significant benefits to consumers. Relatively little attention has been paid to the challenges these developments have posed for consumers. More choice and more complexity in many markets have made it increasingly difficult for them to compare and assess the value of products and services. The challenges for consumers have raised similar challenges for the government authorities responsible for protecting them from unfair commercial practices and fraud.
This book examines how markets have evolved and provides insights for improved consumer policy making. It explores, for the first time, how what we have learned through the study of behavioural economics is changing the way policy makers are addressing problems.
The OECD Committee on Consumer Policy guides its Member economies in the development of policies aimed at promoting consumer interest.