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The 32nd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners held in Jerusalem this October continued the trend from past conferences by enacting a resolution, this time with respect to the adoption of global privacy standards.  The Jerusalem Declaration calls for an intergovernmental conference in 2011 or 2012 to negotiate a binding international agreement guaranteeing respect for data protection and privacy, and facilitating cross-border coordination of enforcement efforts.  The basis for the binding international agreement would be the Madrid ...

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On October 5, 2010, the Commission for Economic Affairs of the French National Assembly introduced a Resolution (the “Resolution”) to support the International Standards on the Protection of Personal Data and Privacy adopted in Madrid on November 5, 2009, at the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (also known as the “Madrid Resolution”).

The Resolution states: “the right to privacy is a fundamental value in our society; the development of information and communication systems must be contained in order to prevent uses of personal data which threaten this right.

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On September 29, 2010, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (the “Centre”) hosted a pre-conference workshop at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (”IAPP”) Privacy Academy in Baltimore, Maryland.  The tutorial “Accountability on the Ground,” led by Centre Executive Director Marty Abrams, offered practical guidance on the subject of accountability.  The workshop, which featured presentations by Centre member companies, discussed in-depth examples of how organizations can implement an accountability program.

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The Madrid Resolution on global standards provided new momentum behind the concept of one world, one standard for privacy in international commerce.  New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff is one of the thoughtful officials who has joined in the call for a global framework.  Commissioner Shroff discussed her views on global standards in an interview with Marty Abrams during the Centre for Information Policy Leadership’s First Friday Call on April 9, 2010.


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