This Recommendation was developed by the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP), through its Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP). It was adopted as a Recommendation of the OECD Council on June 12, 2007.
The approach reflected in the Recommendation is one which focuses on the common privacy problems that need to be addressed on a global scale rather than on the differences in laws or powers of enforcement authorities. Effective enforcement co-operation can be accomplished despite variations in domestic approaches.
Although making that co-operation a reality will not happen overnight, a long term commitment to implementing the principles articulated in the Recommendation will help ensure that privacy enforcement authorities can do their part in safeguarding the personal information of individuals no matter where it is located.