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Better policies in the area of information security and privacy should be based on evidence. The OECD is working on analysing the statistical data available in this area and exploring how to improve it. This includes:
- A report on “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” highlights the potential for the development of better indicators. It shows in particular that there is an underexploited wealth of empirical data that, if mined and made comparable, will enrich the current evidence base for policy making. Such indicators would help identify areas where policy interventions are most clearly warranted, and can provide guidance on designing policy interventions and determining their effectiveness.
- Building on the findings of this report, the OECD has launched a project with the community of Computer Incidents Emergency Response Teams (CSIRTs) to enhance the comparability of the statistics they generate with a view to better inform the policy making process.
For more information, please contact laurent dot bernat at oecd dot org.