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The Internet Economy on the Rise

Progress since the Seoul Declaration

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This publication reviews progress made since the 2008 OECD Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy and identifies areas for future work. Seven themes are addressed in the work as follows:

  1. High-speed infrastructure
  2. Digital content and green ICTs
  3. The development of smarter applications
  4. Cybersecurity and privacy
  5. Consumer empowerment and protection
  6. An open Internet economy
  7. Global participation for development.

Overall, the review shows that the Internet economy has now reached a point where it has become a new source of growth, with the potential to boost the whole economy, to foster innovation, competitiveness and user participation, and to contribute effectively to the prosperity of society as a whole.

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The Seoul Declaration: An overview of progress made and recommendations for future work

This chapter provides a synthesis of the recommendations set out in the Seoul Declaration and an overview of developments and progress made in implementing them at national and international levels since the Declaration was adopted in 2008. It sheds light on policy issues that have arisen or have increased in scale or scope since the Declaration and makes recommendations for further work.

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