OECD, Privacy Protection in a Global Networked Society: An OECD International Workshop with the Support of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (DSTI/ICCP/REG(98)5/FINAL) (Paris, 16-17 Feb. 1998) (full-text).
This report summarized the presentations at the Workshop. The workshop was intended to offer participants a balanced presentation of the issues linked to the protection of privacy and transborder flows of personal data in the developing global networked society. It brought together representatives of governments, the private sector, the user and consumer communities, and data protection authorities to examine how the OECD Privacy Guidelines might be implemented in the context of global networks.
The OECD sought to build on the various approaches adopted by its Member countries and to help identify mechanisms and technological tools that could provide an effective bridge between the type of policies for protection of personal data offered by the legislators in the European Union and the different policies of other Member countries. Furthermore an important focus was put on encouraging the private sector to provide meaningful protection for personal data on global networks by effective self-regulation.