While the exceptional measures implemented or envisaged in some countries may ultimately prove effective in limiting the spread of the virus, some approaches have proven controversial in terms of their risk of violating privacy and other fundamental rights of citizens, particularly when such measures lack transparency and public consultation.
Digital security risk is increasing as malicious actors take advantage of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. It is essential that governments raise awareness, monitor the threat landscape and publish easily accessible guidelines for digital security hygiene, in particular to vulnerable groups.
OECD.AI is an interactive online platform for shaping and sharing AI policies across the globe. It aims to help countries and others implement the OECD AI Principles for the development of responsible and trustworthy AI that benefits society as a whole.
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This review was conducted in the context of the Costa Rica's roadmap to OECD membership. It evaluates the country's willingness and ability to implement the substantive OECD legal instruments related to digital economy policy, and compares its national policies to OECD best practices.
Digital transformation has widespread and complex effects across the economy and society. It impacts many policy domains and makes trade-offs between public policy objectives more difficult to navigate. The Going Digital Policy Framework helps governments and stakeholders develop an integrated approach to policy making in the digital age and shape policies for an inclusive digital future.
The OECD Recommendation on Digital Security of Critical Activities sets out a range of policy recommendations 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.
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.
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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.