Several OECD events were planned for the 30th anniversary in 2010 of the seminal 1980 OECD privacy guidelines, including an OECD roundtable in March 2010 on the impact of the guidelines.
Some helpful notes or papers from the conference are now available including:
- Keynote speech by Justice Michael Kirby, former Chair of the OECD Expert Group on Transborder Data Barriers and Privacy Protection, who received the 2010 International Privacy Champion Award from US group EPIC for his role in the development of the OECD Privacy Guidelines
- Speech by Hans Peter Gassmann, former Head of the ICCP Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industrtry, OECD, summarising the events 30-40 years ago which contributed to the impetus to draft the OECD Privacy Guidelines; examples of how these Guidelines are still relevant to present-day events and discussions (e.g. SWIFT and the recent German court ruling that the data retention period was unconstitutional); and some ideas on how these Guidelines might be modernised (e.g. access rights, the right to oblivion, reciprocity)
- Speech on The Privacy Guidelines in the Current Environment - Recent developments in the European Union, by European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx.
There were also papers by representatives from various member countries - the links against the names below lead to their presentations, some more detailed than others, describing experiences with the guidelines in their own countries:
Jane Hamilton, Acting Director, Electronic Commerce Branch, Industry (Canada)
Fumio Shimpo, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University (Japan) - slides
Blair Stewart, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner (New Zealand)
David Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Information Commissioner (United Kingdom) [there's no copy of his presentation, unfortunately]
Hugh Stevenson, Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs, Federal Trade Commission (United States)
And see also the views of US privacy advocate EPIC (Marc Rotenberg), and a paper on the Privacy Framework developed by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) as an example where the OECD Guidelines were used as a benchmark to draw up a privacy framework (Malcolm Crompton, Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd and Privacy Commissioner of Australia 1999‑2004).
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