Wednesday, July 04, 2007

OECD Proposal on Cross-Border Privacy Protection

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the forum of the world's most industrialized nations, recently released its Recommendation on Cross-border Co-operation in the Enforcement of Laws Protecting Privacy.

The proposal is the work of an OECD committee led by Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

It is meant to help member governments update their national privacy laws and to assist in co-operation between different enforcement agencies. With the increasing flow of personal data across national borders, the unlawful use of private information becomes easier and privacy advocates see a need for better ways of providing mutual assistance to one another in the enforcement of privacy laws.

There is more background information in the Cross-Border Privacy Law Enforcement section of the OECD website.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 1:44 pm


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