Working Papers

  • 23-February-2006


    The Share of Employment Potentailly Affected by Offshoring - an Empirical Investigation (STI Digital Economy Paper 107)

    This report examines the statistical relationship between the share of employment potentially affected by ICT-enabled offshoring of services and other economic and structural developments, using some simple descriptive regressions on a panel of OECD economies between 1996 and 2003.

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  • 13-February-2006


    The policy implications of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) (STI Digital Economy Paper 106)

    VoIP traffic is growing rapidly in conjunction with the growth in broadband connections, in particular digital subscriber lines (DSL) and cable modems. According to a recent survey, VoIP is growing at twice the rate of traditional switched voice.

  • 16-January-2006


    Telecommunication regulatory institutional structures and responsibilities (STI Digital Economy Paper 105)

    The jurisdiction of regulators has changed in many countries as responsibilities, formerly with ministries, was transferred to regulators.

  • 10-January-2006


    VoIP: Developments in the market (STI Digital Economy Paper 104)

    The development of broadband Internet access, has triggered a shift in voice traffic from traditional public switched telephone networks (PSTN) to alternative Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

  • 5-January-2006


    Examining Consumer Policy: A Report on Consumer Information Campaigns Concerning Scams (STI Digital Economy Paper 103)

    This report on consumer information campaigns concerning scams, makes recommendations for five areas in which practice can be improved to ensure that scams are more effectively understood and that campaigning against them is more integrated.

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  • 21-December-2005


    The Promotion of a Culture of Security for Information Systems and Networks in OECD Countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 102)

    This report is a major information resource on governments’ effective efforts to date to foster a shift in culture as called for in the OECD Guidelines for the Security of Information Systems and Networks: Towards a Culture of Security.

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  • 16-November-2005

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    Anti-Spam Regulation

    The "Anti-Spam Regulation" paper has been prepared with the objective of aiding the development and review of anti-spam legislation strategies and arrangements in OECD member countries and non-member economies.

  • 16-June-2005


    Biometric-based technologies (STI Digital Economy Paper 101)

    This report is intended to provide an understanding of the benefits and limitations of biometric-based technologies. It also includes information on existing privacy and security methodologies for assessing biometrics.

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  • 13-June-2005


    OECD Report on Digital Music: Opportunities and Challenges (STI Digital Economy Paper 100)

    Unauthorised sharing of copyrighted works and new commercial digital delivery possibilities have thus far been a disruptive technology for the music industry. Still, the outlook for the music market in 2005 is positive due to rapidly increasing sales of (mobile) digital music services.

  • 25-May-2005

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    Spam Issues in Developing Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 99)

    After an overview of general issues relating to spam, this report suggests possible technical and legislative solutions adapted to developing countries, focusing on the fundamental role of Internet Service Providers.

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