This declaration was adopted at the conclusion of the June 2008 Ministerial meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy, held in Seoul. It contains recommendations on how to further the development of the “Internet economy” through multi-stakeholder co-operation.
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This Recommendation is designed as a general framework for Member countries to foster wider and more effective use of public sector information and content, and the generation of new uses from it.
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The disruption or destruction of critical information infrastructures (“CII”) could have serious consequences. This Recommendation is derived from best practices for CII protection identified in an OECD background report comparing policies in seven countries.
On 12 July 2007, OECD Member countries adopted a Recommendation on Consumer Dispute Resolution and Redress to provide governments with a framework to help consumers resolve disputes and settle claims with business.
The OECD Council adopted a Recommendation encouraging efforts by Member countries to establish compatible, technology-neutral approaches for effective domestic and cross-border electronic authentication of persons and entities. The OECD also developed Guidance to support these efforts.
This recommendation urges enforcement authorities throughout the OECD to share information and work together to tackle what has become a global problem.
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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".
These guidelines are designed to help ensure that consumers are no less protected when shopping online than they are when they buy from their local store or order from a catalogue.
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This Declaration was made by OECD Ministers at the conference, "A Borderless World: Realising the Potential of Global Electronic Commerce" in Ottawa, Canada on 7-9 October 1998 and serves as the basis for OECD privacy protection work since 1998.
The Guidelines are primarily aimed at governments, in terms of the policy recommendations herein, but with anticipation that they will be widely read and followed by both the private and public sectors.