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Extensive work has been undertaken analysing and providing policy principles for the development and use of public sector information, including weather and maps through to public broadcasting archives, museums and art repositories.
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Governments, working together with consumer organisations, teachers’ and parents’ associations and other civil society groups, should do more to promote consumer education. The aim should be to help consumers develop critical thinking and raise awareness, according to new policy recommendations (“Consumer Education: Policy recommendations of the OECD’s Committee on Consumer Education”) recently endorsed by the OECD’s Committee on
The Committee for Information Computer and Communications Policy has approved a framework to govern the participation of non-governmental stakeholders in its work and that of its working parties.
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.
OECD governments have agreed on a new framework for co-operation in the enforcement of privacy laws as cross-border data flows have elevated privacy risks for individuals and highlighted the need for better co-operation among the authorities charged with providing them protection.
Decision-recommendation of the council on the OECD Notification System on Consumer Safety Measures, 26th-27th October 1989 - C(89)106(Final)
Recommendation of the council concerning Safety Measures Taken in the Interest of Children. 30th November 1983
Recommendation of the council concerning Risk Management and Cost-Benefit Analysis in the Product Safety Field, 25th October 1982 - C(82)122(Final)
Recommendation of the council concerning Recall Procedures for Unsafe Products Sold to the Public, 28th April 1981 - C(81)7(Final)