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This report examines broadband developments and policies, and highlights challenges such as connecting users to fibre-based networks or coverage of rural areas. It also outlines emerging issues that may need policy attention as we move to next-generation networks. The findings are also relevant to emerging and developing economies designing broadband strategies.
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Digital content is an important factor driving growth and employment, with widespread impacts on business, governments and society.
In his speech, Mr. Gurría stated that the OECD has to work with developed and developing countries and international organizations, both to improve policies for the Internet economy and to increase international co-operation on issues such as cybercrime and security. He also stressed the need to better understand the role and contribution of the Internet and related ICTs as drivers of productivity and economic growth.
This report contains policy and practical guidance principles to enhance business and consumer benefits from the use of RFID while proactively taking into account information security and privacy issues.
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OECD member countries organised the Ministerial Meeting in recognition of the increasingly critical role of the Internet to our economies and society. The Internet is proving to be a powerful driver of innovation, growth and productivity globally.
Ministers and representatives of OECD and non-member economies adopted The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy at the conclusion of a Ministerial meeting held in Korea (17-18 June 2008).
This report has been developed to support the objectives of the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul, 17-18 June 2008).
This report focuses on possible scenarios and on the need to deploy the newer version of the Internet Protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6).
This declaration was adopted at the conclusion of the June 2008 Ministerial meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy, held in Seoul. It contains recommendations on how to further the development of the “Internet economy” through multi-stakeholder co-operation.
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The disruption or destruction of critical information infrastructures (“CII”) could have serious consequences. This Recommendation is derived from best practices for CII protection identified in an OECD background report comparing policies in seven countries.