Working Papers


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 23-February-2011

    English

    Broadband Bundling: Trends and Policy Implications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 175)

    Bundling can provide both benefits and drawbacks to broadband customers. In other cases bundles can lead to situations where customers are worse off.

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  • 12-November-2010

    English

    The Role of Internet Services Providers in Botnet Mitigation: an Empirical Analysis based on Spam Data (OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper 2010/5)

    Botnets are critical security threats. Based on the analysis of 109 billion spam messages, this report considers whether ISPs can be critical control points for botnet mitigation, how the number of infected machines varies across ISPs and why.

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  • 30-June-2010

    English

    ICT Sector in India: Performance, Growth and Key Challenges (OECD Digital Economy Paper 174)

    This report provides an overview of the recent performance and growth of the Indian ICT sector and related policies, focussing both on the software and hardware segments, and discusses the short- and longer-term outlook.

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  • 23-June-2010

    English

    Geographically Segmented Regulation for Telecommunications (OECD Digital Economy Paper 173)

    The aim of this paper is to appraise the case for, and developments in, the use of sub-national geographically segmented regulation for fixed telecommunications networks.

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  • 7-April-2010

    English

    The Economic and Social Role of Internet Intermediaries (OECD Digital Economy Paper 171)

    Internet intermediaries give access to, host, transmit and index content originated by third parties or provide Internet-based services to third parties.

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  • 29-March-2010

    English

    International Mobile Roaming Services: Analysis and Policy Recommendations (OECD Digital Economy Paper 168)

    This report proposes solutions to high international mobile roaming service charges and assesses their viability and possible side effects.

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