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Privacy Online

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18 Nov 2003
9789264101630 (PDF) ;9789264101623(print)

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This volume draws together OECD work to date on measures for ensuring effective privacy protection on global networks while continuing to allow the transborder flow of personal data.

It contains specific policy and practical guidance to assist governments, businesses and individuals in promoting privacy protection online at national and international levels. It proposes ways of adopting and posting privacy policies, mechanisms for enforcement and redress, and means of promoting education and user awareness.

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  • Foreword and Main Points

    Addressed to OECD member countries, business and industry, and individual users, Privacy Online: Policy and Practical Guidance has been prepared under the auspices of the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) by its Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP). Focused on the implementation of the OECD Privacy Guidelines online, the policy and practical guidance offered in this report is based on the work achieved within the OECD to fulfil the 1998 Ministerial Declaration on the Protection of Privacy on Global Networks. It reflects the OECD ministerial high-level objective to build bridges between different national approaches in order to ensure the effective protection of privacy and personal data as well as the continued transborder flow of personal data on global networks...

  • OECD Work on Privacy

    The development of digital computer and network technologies, and in particular the Internet, has brought with it the promise of social and economic benefits by encouraging information exchange, allowing the creation of new products and services, and increasing individual user choice. However the integration of global networks into everyday life and technological innovation that create more opportunities for personal information to be captured, have both increased the benefits of customisation to the individual user and raised concerns over the protection of privacy and personal data...

  • Policy and Practical Guidance for Implementing Privacy Protection Online

    OECD member countries share a strong commitment, reaffirmed by OECD ministers in 1998, "to the protection of privacy on global networks in order to ensure the respect of important rights, build confidence on global networks, and to prevent unnecessary restrictions on transborder flows of personal data". The policy and practical guidance offered in this chapter reflects the high-level 1998 Ministerial objective to build bridges between the different approaches adopted by member countries. It builds upon the work presented in Part I...

  • Reference Documents

    Guidelines on the protection of privacy and transborder flows of personal data; Ministerial declaration on the protection of privacy on global networks; Inventory of instruments and mechanisms contributing to the implementation and enforcement of the OECD privacy guidelines on global networks; OECD privacy policy statement generator; Building trust in the online environment: business-to consumer dispute resolution, report of the December 2000 OECD conference; Legal provisions related to business-to-consumer alternative dispute resolution in relation to privacy and consumer protection; Resolving e-commerce disputes online: asking the right questions about alternative dispute resolution; Compliance with, and enforcement of, privacy protection online; Inventory of privacy-enhancing technologies; Privacy-enhancing technologies: report on the OECD forum session; Transborder data flow contracts in the wider framework of mechanisms for privacy protection on global networks...

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