ERIC Number: ED088419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Towards Central Government Computer Policies. Data Base Developments and International Dimensions.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Three categories of issues relating to government policies and computerized data processing are examined. These relate to: 1) central government policies for data development; 2) parliamentary and public concern with the social consequences of computerized data processing; and 3) the international dimensions of developments in data processing. Part I of the report offers the following conclusions of the Data Bank Panel of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD): 1) central governments must provide overall leadership in policy formation and planning; 2) formal programs should be undertaken to appraise the public of the characteristics, uses and benefits of computers; 3) international coordination of communication standards is necessary; and 4) individual governments should work with the OECD to bring about the required international cooperation. Part II of the report consists of a background paper dealing with data base policy issues, the establishment of computer utilization policies by governments, the analysis of patterns of data base policy development, and the formation of international computer linkage systems. (PB)
Descriptors: Computers, Data Processing, Databases, Government Role, Information Systems, International Organizations, International Programs, National Programs, Policy Formation, Privacy, Public Policy, Social Problems, State of the Art Reviews
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).