Publications & Documents


  • 21-June-2016

    English

    Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity

    On 21-23 June 2016, Ministers and stakeholders will gather in Cancún, Mexico, for an OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity, to move the digital agenda forward in four key policy areas foundational to the growth of the digital economy: Internet openness, digital trust, global connectivity, jobs and skills in the digital economy.

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  • 20-June-2016

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    A bright digital future for all: Global cooperation to make the best of the digital economy

    Although ICT is the fastest growing sector in the world, many millions of people are losing out on the opportunities offered by the digital age simply because they do not have access to digital technologies. In fact, more than half the world’s people are offline. Europe is not immune to this problem.

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  • 17-June-2016

    English

    Economic and Social Benefits of Internet Openness

    This report presents a framework for analysing Internet openness, the factors that influence it, and initial qualitative and quantitative evidence on its effects. Among the key findings are that Internet openness consists of many technical, economic and social elements and that overall openness is vital for reaping the Internet’s potential benefits.

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  • 16-June-2016

    English

    Stimulating Digital Innovation for Growth and Inclusiveness

    This report analyses the importance of the adoption and the effective use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for enabling digital innovation for growth and inclusiveness, and discusses the role of public policies in stimulating such adoption and use.

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  • 13-June-2016

    English

    The sharing economy and new models of service delivery

    The June 2016 OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy in Cancun, Mexico will discuss online platforms. Opportunities coming from online platforms not only create innovative forms of production, consumption, collaboration and sharing between individuals and organisations, but also promote economic benefits and employment opportunities thanks to the digital economy by creating a fast-moving business environment.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    New Markets and New Jobs

    This report provides new evidence on the effects of digital technologies on labour demand and discusses key policies to foster employment in the digital economy.

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  • 10-June-2016

    English

    Managing Digital Security and Privacy Risk

    This report discusses how increased connectivity and data-driven innovation have brought about significant economic and social opportunities while changing the scale and scope of digital security and privacy challenges. These developments highlight the need for an evolution in policies and practices to build and maintain trust in the digital economy in order to fully realise its economic and social potentials.

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  • 7-June-2016

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    Protecting Consumers in Peer Platform Markets: Exploring The Issues

    As a general principle, consumer laws should be considered to apply to the basic offer of services to peers by peer platforms. It can be difficult, however, to apply existing laws to business models that blur the boundaries between consumers and businesses. What is the best approach to provide effective consumer protection while encouraging innovation? This report provides context for considering this and related questions.

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  • 7-June-2016

    English

    The Internet of Things: Seizing the Benefits and Addressing the Challenges

    The Internet of Things represents the next step in convergence between ICTs and the economy on an unprecedented scale, with estimates indicating that 25 billion devices will be connected by 2020. This aggregated data can drive innovation, research and marketing, holding the promise to substantially contribute to further economic growth and social prosperity.

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  • 7-June-2016

    English

    Digital Convergence and Beyond: Innovation, Investment and Competition in Communication Policy and Regulation for the 21st Century

    The digital convergence anticipated during the 2008 Seoul Ministerial on the Future of the Internet Economy has become a reality. This report identifies trends in convergence, the opportunities and challenges arising from these changes, and suggests policies to meet them.

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