Working Papers

  • 3-June-2003


    Consumer Policy Considerations on the Importance of Accurate and Available WHOIS Data (STI Digital Economy Paper 73)

    Drawing on the 1999 OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce, this document explains how accurate and available Whois data can contribute to building consumer trust in the online marketplace.

  • 17-April-2003


    Seizing the Benefits of ICT in a Digital Economy (STI Digital Economy Paper 72)

    Using recent data, this new report revisits ICT's contribution to economic performance. What measures should OECD governments take to seize the benefits of ICT? The findings and policy implications are summarised in this report.

  • 15-April-2003

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    Development of wireless local area networks in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 71)

    Wireless technology provides business executives, office workers, small businesses and residential users with expanded opportunities to connect to the Internet outside the limited area dictated by fixed networks.

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  • 9-April-2003

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    Comparing domain name administration in OECD countries (STI Digital Economy Paper 70)

    The aim of this paper is to provide comparative information on the administration of domain names across the OECD area.

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  • 13-March-2003

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    Review of the development and reform of the telecommunications sector in China (STI Digital Economy Paper 69)

    The Chinese telecommunications market has experienced double-digit growth in recent years and continues to expand rapidly as demand surges.

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  • 22-January-2003

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    Universal service obligations and broadband (STI Digital Economy Paper 68)

    This paper examines the question of whether the scope of universal service should be widened to include broadband.

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  • 5-December-2002


    Broadband Access for Business (STI Digital Economy Paper 67)

    With over 50 million subscribers in the OECD, broadband access is key for economic growth and development. This report examines broadband access development for businesses. It focuses on short distance leased lines and new forms of broadband access.

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  • 3-December-2002


    Transborder Data Flow Contracts in the Wider Framework of Mechanisms for Privacy Protection on Global Networks (STI Digital Economy Paper 66)

    This 1999 report aims at helping to develop a common understanding of the use of contractual solutions in the context of B2B and B2C transborder data flows.

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  • 18-July-2002


    Legal Provisions Related to Business-to-Consumer Alternative Dispute Resolution in Relation to Privacy and Consumer Protection (STI Digital Economy Paper 65)

    This document addresses the extent to which existing legal provisions in OECD countries impact recourse to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in relation to disputes arising out of business-to-consumer electronic commerce.

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  • 15-June-2002


    Broadband Infrastructure Deployment: The Role of Government Assistance (STI Working Papers 2002/15)

    This paper argues that government policies should continue to emphasise the role of competition in stimulating broadband development and diffusion, and should avoid direct intervention in the broadband market, which risks distorting market mechanisms.

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