This OECD Recommendation aims to ensure that policies targeting operators of critical activities focus on what is critical for the economy and society without imposing unnecessary burdens on the rest.
The OECD contributes to several critical public policy areas related to Internet governance and is involved each year in the Internet Governance Forum. OECD sessions at IGF 2019 included an open forum on AI and a session on "What operator model(s) for digital inclusion?"
These statistical indicators summarise the current state of the ICT sector.
As artificial intelligence permeates our societies, its transformational power must be put to the service of people and the planet. This paper presents a common understanding of what an AI system is, as well as a framework detailing the stages of the AI life cycle. This work informed the development of the AI Principles adopted by the OECD Council in 2019.
While the Internet can bring considerable benefits to children's education and development, it also exposes them to online risks such as access to inappropriate content, abusive interaction with others, exposure to aggressive marketing practices and privacy risks. The OECD has undertaken considerable work on protecting children as users of the Internet.
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An essential element for SMEs to “go digital” is connectivity. This report analyses the state of connectivity in Southeast Asia (i.e. access to high-quality communication networks and services at affordable prices) and how SMEs benefit from accessing and using digital tools. It provides policy recommendations to foster an enabling environment for SMEs in the region to help make their digital transformation a success.
This report summarises discussions at the first event of the OECD Global Forum on Digital Security for Prosperity. Participants examined stakeholders' roles and responsibilities in the governance of digital security risk in organisations, and how to improve digital security of technologies throughout their life cycle.
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The OECD Going Digital Summit held in Paris on 11-12 March 2019 brought together policy makers and other experts met to map the way forward on policy making in the digital era. Discussions covered issues such as jobs and skills, high quality broadband access, trade and competition, data and privacy, and artificial intelligence.