OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020

The OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2020 examines trends and analyses emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking advantage of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet to meet their public policy objectives. Through comparative evidence, it informs policy makers of regulatory practices and policy options to help maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth. This third edition of the OECD Digital Economy Outlook provides a holistic overview of converging trends, policy developments and data on both the supply and demand sides of the digital economy. It illustrates how the digital transformation is affecting economies and societies. Finally, it provides a special focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic is amplifying opportunities and challenges from the digital transformation.

Published on November 27, 2020Also available in: French


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Executive Summary
Going digital: An integrated approach to policy making in the digital age
Policy trends
Access and connectivity
Digital uptake, usage and skills
Enhancing data access, sharing and re-use
Privacy and data protection
Digital security
Consumer policy in the digital transformation
Digital innovation
Evolving business models
Artificial intelligence, blockchain and quantum computing
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