Working Papers


  • 1-February-2008

    English

    Measuring Security and Trust in the Online Environment: A View Using Official Data (STI Digital Economy Paper 140)

    This paper reviews available official statistics on trust and security in the online environment. It discusses whether security concerns are an obstacle to Internet use and examines how people and companies protect their equipment and networks.

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  • 31-January-2008

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  • 24-January-2008

    English

    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): A Focus on Information Security and Privacy (STI Digital Economy Paper 138

    The deployment of RFID brings significant economic promise. But is RFID sufficiently secure and privacy-friendly ? This paper clarifies the capabilities and limitations of RFID, identifies the associated security and privacy challenges, and suggests measures that can be implemented to address them.

  • 9-January-2008

    English

    IPTV: Market developments and regulatory treatment (STI Digital Economy Paper 137)

    This paper examines current market trends and regulation for IPTV and also provides information on developments in the provision of IPTV service in a number of OECD countries.

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  • 9-January-2008

    English

    Broadband and ICT access and use by households and individuals (STI Digital Economy Paper 135)

    This paper analyses the use of Internet and broadband in detail, showing that people’s socio-economic standing have a direct bearing on how they are used.

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  • 9-January-2008

    English

    Measuring the Impacts of ICT Using Official Statistics (STI Digital Economy Paper 136)

    Policy makers everywhere want to know about the social and economic impacts of ICT. The aim of this paper is to examine statistical issues associated with their measurement and to suggest areas for future work.

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  • 28-November-2007

    English

    Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Implementation in Germany: Challenges and Benefits (STI Digital Economy Paper 134)

    RFID technology is increasingly used in a wide range of tracking and tracing applications. This study compares the implementation of RFID across a broad range of sectors, drawing on interviews with early adopters of RFID technology in Germany.

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  • 24-September-2007

    English

    Catching up in Broadband - What will it take? (STI Digital Economy Paper 133)

    Can governments elevate their broadband performance rankings? This paper aims to identify the factors that are significant in driving broadband penetration.

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  • 25-July-2007

    English

    Report on Second Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy (STI Digital Economy 132)

    Report on the 2nd Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy, held in October 2006, to consider the economic theories of information disclosure with a focus on two major industry sectors – telecommunications and financial services.

  • 19-June-2007

    English

    Report on OECD member countries' approaches to consumer contracts (STI Digital Economy Paper 131)

    This report covers the four issues most often raised by consumer contracts: misrepresentation; the seller's duty to supply information to the consumer; suitability, or "know your customer" rules; and protection against unsolicited offers and pressure sales tactics.

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