Here are links for these documents, recently issued in Madrid:
- The Civil Society Madrid Declaration - on 3 November 2009, by over 100 "civil society organizations and privacy experts" (as Public Voice described them), at the Public Voice conference on Global Privacy Standards
- The Public Voice news release describes its key features including an emphasis on new surveillance practices with a call for a moratorium on the development or implementation of new systems of mass surveillance.
- UK signatories were ARCH - Action on Rights for Children, Consumer Focus and Privacy International, and individual experts Dr Andrew A Adams and Dr Ian Brown. US signatories included the CDD: Center for Digital Democracy, the EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation and many individual experts.
- It's open for signature until January 28, 2010, International Privacy Day - "Please send your signature to privacy AT Datos-personales dot org"
- The Madrid Resolution, International Standards on the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy - adopted by data protection and privacy regulators at the 31st international conference of data protection and privacy commissioners which took place 4-6 November 2009; attendees included representatives from global corporations too such Google and Facebook
- It's "on the urgent need for protecting privacy in a borderless world,
and for reaching a Joint Proposal for setting International Standards on Privacy and Personal Data Protection, jointly submitted by the data protection authorities from Switzerland and Spain and supported by twenty other authorities" - with a Joint Proposal for a Draft of International Standards on the Protection of Privacy with regard to the processing of Personal Data, including detailed principles, definitions etc
- See also Statement on The Necessity of International Frameworks in Support of The Protection of Privacy and Personal Data, 27 October 2009.
I've not had the chance to do more than skim the Resolution but it seems to say nothing particularly new or startling - which is a missed opportunity, in many ways.
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