Privacy Online

OECD Guidance on Policy and Practice

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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.

English Also available in: French

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...

English Also available in: French

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