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Convergence and next generation networks and their potential impact on policies and regulations is the subject of this report, covering issues of competition in the new fibre environment, convergence of video, voice and data services, the rapid growth of new technologies, such as HDTV and...
This report, developed in collaboration with experts, aims to inform policy makers about malware impacts, growth and evolution, and countermeasures to combat malware. It seeks to analyse some of the main issues associated with malware and to explore how the international community can better work...
As a contribution to the UN Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production, the OECD identified effective government approaches for using various tools (regulations, taxes, labeling, education) to promote the sustainability of consumption in economic, environmental and social terms.
In this study, sustainable refers...
This new database provides comprehensive and comparative information on a broad range of demographic and labour market characteristics of immigrants living in OECD countries. The DIOC includes information on demographic characteristics (age and gender), duration of stay, labour market outcomes (labour market status, occupations, sectors...
Users' bandwidth demands continue to increase over time and this is leading internet service providers and telecommunication operators to find ways to meet these growing network capacity requirements. Operators have spent 20 years extending fibre backbones out to local main distribution frames but now many...
This paper discusses the relationship between the development of digital identity management and the concept of personhood, and the broader links to trust in the information society. It concludes that more investigation is needed to address gaps in international data protection in light of the...
What benefits would the Internet bring to the developing world? And what impact would the arrival of several billion new users have on the Internet as we know it today? OECD economist Sam Paltridge answers questions and answers from this online debate.
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.
User-created content (UCC) online is emerging as a significant area of economic and social activity worthy of consideration for official measurement. This paper reviews recent measurement work on UCC undertaken in OECD countries.
This paper presents available (mainly official) statistics on the impacts of ICT and discusses a number of statistical issues associated with ICT impact measurement. It attempts to place ICT impacts measurement into an Information Society conceptual framework and suggests a number of areas for further...