Internet economy

Information security and privacy 

Security and privacy are essential for the digital economy to continue to serve as a platform for innovation, new sources of economic growth and social development. The OECD focuses on the development of better policies to ensure that security and privacy foster economic and social prosperity in an open and interconnected digital world. 


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The OECD Privacy Framework 

Privacy Enforcement Co-operation



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Digital Security Risk Management

National cybersecurity strategies

Critical information infrastructures protection (CIIP)

Guide for CSIRT Statistics


Digital Identity and E-Authentication

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Digital identity management is fundamental for the further development of the Internet Economy.  [More]

Consumer Issues

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The Committee on Consumer Policy helps public authorities develop better consumer policies.

Consumers in the Digital Economy



Latest news and reports

OECD Recommendation on Digital Security Risk Management
1 October 2015

Guide for CSIRT Statistics 
9 June 2015

Internet Governance- Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security
15 April 2015

The OECD is revising its 2002 Security Guidelines
20 December 2013

The 2013 OECD Privacy Guidelines
10 September 2013

Improving the Evidence Base for Information Security and Privacy Policies: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges related to Measuring Information Security, Privacy and the Protection of Children Online
20 December 2012

Cybersecurity: Managing risks for greater opportunities (Blog post)
29 November 2012

Cybersecurity policy making at a turning point: Analysing a new generation of national cybersecurity strategies
21 November 2012

A secure Internet as an engine of economic growth. Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at EU Cybersecurity and Digital Crimes Forum
Brussels, 31 May 2012

Proactive Policy Measures by Internet Service Providers against Botnets
21 May 2012

Protecting children online
21 February 2012

Regulation of transborder data flows under data protection and privacy law
9 December 2011

Digital identity management for natural persons: Enabling innovation and trust in the Internet economy: Guidance for government policy
1 December 2011

[More reports- Security and Privacy Archives page]

This work is carried out by the OECD Working Party for Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy (SPDE) for the Committee for Digital Economy Policy (CDEP).


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