OECD Digital Economy Papers

OECD Declaration on Transborder Data Flows
ISSN :
2071-6826 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/20716826
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The OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) undertakes a wide range of activities to better understand how information and communication technologies (ICTs) contribute to sustainable economic growth and social well-being. The OECD Digital Economy Papers series covers a broad range of ICT-related issues and makes selected studies available to a wider readership. They include policy reports, which are officially declassified by an OECD Committee, and occasional working papers, which are meant to share early knowledge.
 
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  N° 99   26 May 2005 Click to Access:  Spam Issues in Developing Countries
OECD
After an overview of general issues relating to spam, this report suggests possible technical and legislative solutions adapted to developing countries, focusing on the fundamental role of Internet Service Providers.
  N° 100   13 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  OECD Report on Digital Music
OECD
Unauthorised sharing of copyrighted works and new commercial digital delivery possibilities have thus far been a disruptive technology for the music industry. Still, the outlook for the music market in 2005 is positive due to rapidly increasing sales of (mobile) digital music services.
  N° 103   20 Dec 2005 Click to Access:  Examining Consumer Policy
OECD
This report on consumer information campaigns concerning scams, makes recommendations for five areas in which practice can be improved to ensure that scams are more effectively understood and that campaigning against them is more integrated.
  N° 104   10 Jan 2006 Click to Access:  VoIP: Developments in the Market
OECD
The development of broadband Internet access, has triggered a shift in voice traffic from traditional public switched telephone networks (PSTN) to alternative Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
  N° 105   11 Jan 2006 Click to Access:  Telecommunication Regulatory Institutional Structures and Responsibilities
OECD
The jurisdiction of regulators has changed in many countries as responsibilities, formerly with ministries, was transferred to regulators.
  N° 106   13 Feb 2006 Click to Access:  The Policy Implications of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
OECD
VoIP traffic is growing rapidly in conjunction with the growth in broadband connections, in particular digital subscriber lines (DSL) and cable modems. According to a recent survey, VoIP is growing at twice the rate of traditional switched voice.
  N° 107   23 Feb 2006 Click to Access:  The Share of Employment Potentially Affected by Offshoring
OECD
This report examines the statistical relationship between the share of employment potentially affected by ICT-enabled offshoring of services and other economic and structural developments, using some simple descriptive regressions on a panel of OECD economies between 1996 and 2003.
  N° 110   27 Feb 2006 Click to Access:  Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
OECD
RFID touches on several regulatory and/or policy issues with potentially wide-ranging social, economic, as well as national security implications, including international trade, intellectual property rights, standards, spectrum, security, and privacy.
  N° 108   02 Mar 2006 Click to Access:  The Implications of WiMAX for Competition and Regulation
OECD
The new WiMAX equipment could play a key role in helping bridge the digital divide as long-distance wireless  links  could  help  deliver  higher-speed  access  to  areas  traditionally  out  of  reach  of  fixed-line networks.
  N° 109   20 Mar 2006 Click to Access:  Policy Considerations of VoIP
OECD
VoIP  applications  have  the  potential  to  reduce  prices  for  voice  communications  and  enhance competition in voice markets by lowering entry barriers to these markets.
  N° 112   30 Mar 2006 Click to Access:  Digital Broadband Content
OECD
Public Sector Information (PSI) is the raw material for applications across a wide range of industries. This study gives an overview of the main areas of PSI and their commercial applications, and addresses issues related to improving access to public sector content.
  N° 111   12 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  The Secondary Market for Domain Names
OECD
The paper provides an overview of recent developments in Internet domain name markets, and more specifically, in the market for secondary domain names that is largely driven by Internet advertising on search engines.
  N° 117   18 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Online Payment Systems for E-commerce
OECD
This report analyses development and use of online payment systems, covering credit cards, debit cards, online banking, mediating services, mobile telephone payments and electronic money, and industry characteristics and network effects. It analyses drivers and impediments and policy issues.
  N° 115   18 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Report on Disclosure Issues Related to the Use of Copy Control and Digital Rights Management Technologies
OECD
This report analyses the disclosure issues raised by technically-imposed restrictions on the use of digital content.
  N° 113   18 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Rethinking Universal Service for a Next Generation Network Environment
OECD
In many OECD countries, a primary longer term issue is how to provide universal service in the new competitive environment where voice is ubiquitous and  cheap, voice  revenues low and where  voice has become just one of many applications provided on networks.
  N° 114   19 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Report of the OECD Task Force on Spam
OECD
The OECD has launched an Anti-Spam Toolkit to help governments and industry work together to combat spam. The Anti-Spam Toolkit, its annexes and background papers are available at www.oecd-antispam.org
  N° 116   20 Apr 2006 Click to Access:  Report on a Roundtable on Demand-side Economics for Consumer Policy
OECD
This report summarises the discussions held at a roundtable hosted by the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy (CCP) in October 2005.
  N° 119   19 May 2006 Click to Access:  Digital Broadband Content
OECD
The development of digital content raises new issues as rapid technological developments challenge existing business models and government policies.
  N° 118   22 May 2006 Click to Access:  Future Digital Economy
OECD
This report summarises the OECD conference jointly organised with the Italian government which improved the understanding of the implications of the changing distribution of digital content and the Internet.
  N° 121   18 June 2006 Click to Access:  Report on the Cross-Border Enforcement of Privacy Law
OECD
This report describes the current attempts to address cross-border enforcement challenges in the area of privacy. It highlights the need for a more global and systematic approach to cross-border privacy law enforcement co-operation.
  N° 120   24 July 2006 Click to Access:  Making Privacy Notices Simple
OECD
This report recommends that privacy notices be short, simple and usable to make it easier for individuals to assimilate the information they contain and to compare the privacy practices of the organisations processing their personal data.
  N° 122   19 Oct 2006 Click to Access:  Potential Impacts of International Sourcing on Different Occupation
OECD
This paper uses trade and employment data to examine the relationship between the share of employment potentially affected by offshoring and economic and structural factors, including trade in business services and foreign direct investment, using simple descriptive regressions for a panel of...
  N° 123   12 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  Policy Considerations for Audio-visual Content Distribution in a Multiplatform Environment
OECD
Convergence is at present a key factor in developments underlying the electronic communications sector.1 The public can see, speak and listen using various media operating over all kinds of networks.
  N° 126   15 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  Mobile Multiple Play
OECD
This paper provides an overview of the evolution in mobile multiple play services (voice, data and video).
  N° 124   16 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  Mobile Commerce
OECD
Mobile commerce is a promising market both for consumers and businesses. However, consumer troubles and complaints are increasing and can sometimes become serious, including issues for minors.
  N° 125   22 Jan 2007 Click to Access:  The Spectrum Dividend
OECD
After analogue TV signals are switched off with the shift to digital transmission (analogue switchoff), a significant amount of spectrum bandwidth is expected to be freed-up, potentially making it available for other applications rather than replicating the similar quality analogue TV...
  N° 130   08 Feb 2007 Click to Access:  Development of Policies for Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures
OECD
The 2006 OECD study offers an analysis of the CII security policies in four countries: Canada, Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States - with a focus on the drivers for and challenges to their development.
  N° 127   23 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  Fixed-Mobile Convergence
OECD
This paper provides an overview of the evolution towards fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) and of some related regulatory and policy issues such as numbering and interconnection.
  N° 129   29 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  ICTs and Gender
OECD
This paper shows ICT and ICT-related employment, ICT-related education and training, and ICT access and use by gender.
  N° 128   29 Mar 2007 Click to Access:  Is China the New Centre for Offshoring of IT and ICT-Enabled Services?
OECD
This paper analyses developments in IT and ICT-enabled services offshoring to China and the potential for further growth.
  N° 131   06 July 2007 Click to Access:  Report on OECD Member Countries' Approaches to Consumer Contracts
OECD
This report covers the four issues most often raised by consumer contracts: misrepresentation; the seller's duty to supply information to the consumer; suitability, or "know your customer" rules; and protection against unsolicited offers and pressure sales tactics.
  N° 133   25 July 2007 Click to Access:  Catching up in Broadband - What Will it Take?
OECD
Can governments elevate their broadband performance rankings? This paper aims to identify the factors that are significant in driving broadband penetration.
  N° 132   26 July 2007 Click to Access:  Report on Second Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy
OECD
Report on the 2nd Roundtable on Economics for Consumer Policy, held in October 2006, to consider the economic theories of information disclosure with a focus on two major industry sectors – telecommunications and financial services.
  N° 134   27 Oct 2007 Click to Access:  Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Implementation in Germany
OECD
RFID technology is increasingly used in a wide range of tracking and tracing applications. This study compares the implementation of RFID across a broad range of sectors, drawing on interviews with early adopters of RFID technology in Germany.
  N° 137   19 Dec 2007 Click to Access:  IPTV: Market Developments and Regulatory Treatment
OECD
This paper examines current market trends and regulation for IPTV and also provides information on developments in the provision of IPTV service in a number of OECD countries.
  N° 135   21 Dec 2007 Click to Access:  Broadband and ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals
OECD
This study analyses the use of Internet and broadband in detail, showing that people’s socio-economic standing have a direct bearing on how they are used.
  N° 136   04 Jan 2008 Click to Access:  Measuring the Impacts of ICT Using Official Statistics
OECD
Policy makers everywhere want to know about the social and economic impacts of ICT. The aim of this paper is to examine statistical issues associated with their measurement and to suggest areas for future work.
  N° 138   14 Jan 2008 Click to Access:  Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
OECD
The deployment of RFID brings significant economic promise. But is RFID sufficiently secure and privacy-friendly ? This paper clarifies the capabilities and limitations of RFID, identifies the associated security and privacy challenges, and suggests measures that can be implemented to address them.
  N° 140   29 Jan 2008 Click to Access:  Measuring Security and Trust in the Online Environment
OECD
This paper reviews available official statistics on trust and security in the online environment. It discusses whether security concerns are an obstacle to Internet use and examines how people and companies protect their equipment and networks.
  N° 139   30 Jan 2008 Click to Access:  Measuring User-Created Content: Implications for the ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals Surveys
OECD
This paper reviews recent measurement work on User-Created Content (UCC) undertaken in OECD countries.
  N° 141   04 Feb 2008 Click to Access:  Global Opportunities for Internet Access Developments
OECD
The Internet has been remarkably successful in developing greater communication access for the first billion users. This report seeks to address the question of where new Internet users will come from and to examine the large shifts in communications policy.
  N° 142   03 Apr 2008 Click to Access:  Developments in Fibre Technologies and Investment
OECD
This paper provides an overview of developments in optical fibre communication technology and investment. It finds that the costs of deploying these networks are significant and that the monthly prices subscribers will pay will be highly dependent on take-up rates.
  N° 144   18 Apr 2008 Click to Access:  RFID Applications, Impacts and Country Initiatives
OECD
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a promising new technology with a rapidly growing range of applications, many integrating technologies such as sensors. In this report, eight major fields of application are analysed, impacts are discussed and country initiatives described.
  N° 150   18 June 2008 Click to Access:  RFID Guidance and Reports
OECD
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.
  N° 149   18 June 2008 Click to Access:  OECD Policy Guidance for Addressing Emerging Consumer Protection and Empowerment Issues in Mobile Commerce
OECD
The policy guidance lays out the policy responses that need to be in place to ensure that consumers engaging in mobile commerce transactions are adequately informed, and are protected against security or privacy risks.
  N° 148   18 June 2008 Click to Access:  Shaping Policies for the Future of the Internet Economy
OECD
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).
  N° 147   18 June 2008 Click to Access:  The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy
OECD
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.
  N° 146   18 June 2008 Click to Access:  Broadband and the Economy
OECD
Broadband and networked ICTs are important in meeting health, demographic and environmental challenges, and policy plays an important role in expanding their use and enhancing their impact.
  N° 145   18 June 2008 Click to Access:  Internet Address Space
OECD
This new report focuses on possible scenarios and on the need to deploy the newer version of the Internet Protocol, IP version 6 (IPv6).
  N° 143   15 July 2008 Click to Access:  Public Rights of Way for Fibre Deployment to the Home
OECD
This paper examines the policies to obtain public rights-of-way permits in a number of OECD countries and access to ducts, which may act to slow down the pace of fibre roll-out in local access market, and suggests the policy options available.
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