Publications & Documents


  • 19-November-2012

    English

    OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks: Towards a Culture of Security

    These guidelines apply to all participants in the new information society and suggest the need for a greater awareness and understanding of security issues, including the need to develop a "culture of security".

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  • 31-October-2012

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    E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations

    This report provides background on e-book markets and examines various policy issues. These include differing tax rates in countries between physical books and e-books, consumer lock-in to specific platforms, limitations on how users can read and share their purchased content, and a lack of transparency about how data on their reading habits is used.

  • 30-October-2012

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    Technology and game theory

    Mobile phones and e-books are already essential school supplies on many university campuses. But they’re just slide rules compared to what education tools might look like in a few years.

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  • 22-October-2012

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    OECD Technology Foresight Forum 2012 - Harnessing data as a new source of growth: Big data analytics and policies

    The 2012 Technology Foresight Forum will focus on the potential of big data analytics as a new source of growth, which could help generate significant economic and social benefits

  • 22-October-2012

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    Internet traffic exchange: 2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake

    Every day one exabyte of data is said to travel over the Internet – enough data to fill 300,000 of the world’s biggest hard disks or 212 million DVDs. And astonishingly, according to a new OECD report on Internet traffic exchange, most of the thousands of networks that exchange this traffic do so without a written contract or formal agreement.

  • 22-October-2012

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    Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges (OECD Digital Economy Paper 207)

    This report finds that the Internet has developed an efficient market for connectivity based on voluntary contractual agreements. Operating in a highly competitive environment, largely without regulation or central organisation, the Internet model of traffic exchange has produced low prices, promoted efficiency and innovation, and attracted the investment necessary to keep pace with demand.

  • 19-October-2012

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    OECD launches online portal to boost product safety

    The OECD has launched an online portal to give consumers, businesses and governments quick and easy access to the latest information on products recalled from the market in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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  • 10-October-2012

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    Fixed and Mobile Networks: Substitution, Complementarity and Convergence (OECD Digital Economy Paper 206)

    Mobile providers have garnered a very large share of traditional services, such as telephony, over the past decade. Nevertheless, mobile networks are dependent on fixed networks and could not efficiently meet the rapidly expanding demand of users without the contributions made by fixed broadband networks.

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  • 4-October-2012

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    IT sector booms during downturn, says OECD

    Internet firms continue to drive growth and job creation in the IT industry, with fast-rising demand for mobile services helping to boost revenue and investment in research and development, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-October-2012

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    OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012

    The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers. It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion to objects that typically did not have communications capabilities: the “Internet of things” is projected to have

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