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Breaking The Digital Divide

Implications For Developing Countries

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This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more. It is well researched, informative and authoritative. Individuals, organisations and governments with a specialist interest in the transition to an information society and/or knowledge economy will find this book timely.



Published with SFI Publishing.

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The Regulation of the Internet

The Internet is, by definition, an open Net. For this reason some of its applications, such as the development of business relationships or the organisation of private information services, gives rise to the problem of privacy in relation to transactions and data and also to the problem of control in relation to access to information and data. The issue of privacy and information access concerns not only the industrialised countries where deployment of the Net has already significantly diffused, but also to countries in the developing world where utilisation of the Internet is only formative in character and where the new information andcommunications technologies and the telecommunications infrastructure are equally at a low level of development.

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