Wednesday, December 14, 2011

O.E.C.D. Calls on Members to Defend Internet Freedoms

Eric Pfanner, New York Times, Dec. 13, 2011

From the article: “the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday called on member countries to “promote and protect the global free flow of information” online. The O.E.C.D. , a group of 34 developed countries, urged policy makers to support investment in digital networks and to take a light touch on regulation, saying this was essential for promoting economic growth via the Internet…. The approval of the recommendations by the O.E.C.D. council builds on a communiqué issued at a meeting in June, when the broad outlines of the policy were drawn up. The guidelines are not binding, but are intended to work through the power of persuasion. Also, the Internet recommendations will from now on be included among the criteria for assessing candidates for membership in the O.E.C.D., which is based in Paris." Read more

See Also
OECD Council Recommendation on Principles for Internet Policy Making