Working Papers


  • 1-December-2011

    English

    Digital Identity Management for Natural Persons: Enabling Innovation and Trust in the Internet Economy - Guidance for Government Policy (OECD Digital Economy Paper 186)

    This report explains why digital identity management is fundamental for the further development of the Internet economy. It also provides guidance for digital identity strategies that support innovation across the public and private sectors while enhancing security, privacy and trust online.

  • 24-November-2011

    English

    Terms of Reference for the Review of the OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Data Flows of Personal Data (OECD Digital Economy Paper 185)

    These terms of reference articulate a shared view among OECD members about key aspects of the current context for privacy protection and provide orientation for further work on the review of the OECD Privacy Guidelines in light of changing technologies, markets and user behaviour and the growing importance of digital identities.

  • 4-July-2011

    English

    Virtual Worlds: Immersive Online Platforms for Collaboration, Creativity and Learning (OECD Digital Economy Paper 184)

    This report provides an overview of the potential benefits but also limitations of virtual worlds for enhancing collaboration, creativity, and learning across society.

  • 22-June-2011

    English

    Fibre Access – Network Developments in the OECD Area (OECD Digital Economy Paper N° 182)

    The report examines the use of fibre to provide local access networks for the provision of broadband access.

  • 22-June-2011

    English

    National Broadband Plans (OECD Digital Economy Paper N° 181)

    This report examines broadband plans across the OECD area, providing an overview of common elements and goals in those plans. An annex to this report contains references and links to the plans.

  • 22-June-2011

    English

    Next Generation Access Networks and Market Structures (OECD Digital Economy Paper N° 183)

    This report focuses on developments in broadband market structures emerging from the deployment of high-speed broadband services and the policy and regulatory implications.

  • 30-May-2011

    English

    International Mobile Data Roaming (OECD Digital Economy Paper 180)

    Analysis of pricing plans at 68 operators in the 34 OECD countries reveals extremely high average roaming charges and points to a strong case for new consumer protection and empowerment measures, according to this report.

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  • 2-May-2011

    English

    The Protection of Children Online: Risks Faced by Children Online and Policies to Protect Them (OECD Digital Economy Paper 179)

    As increasing numbers of children worldwide enjoy the benefits of the Internet, they also face a spectrum of risks to which they are more vulnerable than adults. This report examines these risks as well as the policy responses of governments to improve the protection of children online.

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  • 8-April-2011

    English

    The Evolving Privacy Landscape: 30 Years After the OECD Privacy Guidelines (OECD Digital Economy Paper 176)

    This paper recalls the influence of the OECD privacy guidelines and looks at the current privacy landscape, with a focus on economic activities. It identifies current challenges for protecting privacy and highlights a number of initiatives.

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  • 4-April-2011

    English

    National Strategies and Policies for Digital Identity Management in OECD Countries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 177)

    This paper analyses and compares national strategies for digital identity management in OECD countries. These strategies aim to drive innovation for e-government and for the broader Internet economy while remaining consistent with current national identity practices.

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