Civil society coalition discuss global privacy standards

By EDRi · September 23, 2009

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Deutsch: [Koalition der Zivilgesellschaft diskutiert globale Standards im Datenschutz |]

The Public Voice, the largest worldwide civil society coalition where EDRi
is a an active member, will discuss “Global Privacy Standards in a Global
World” during its conference on 3 November 2009 in Madrid, Spain, to be held
in conjunction with the 31st Annual International Conference of Data
Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

Prominent advocates and experts from the academic, consumer, digital
rights and labor communities will discuss with public officials and
the business sector how to raise privacy awareness in the global
community and how to promote civil society participation in decision
making processes towards the adoption of better privacy and data
protection standards globally.

The Conference will first review recent privacy and human rights
developments and major privacy activism campaigns around the world. It will
also include the release of the current edition of the Privacy and Human
Rights report. Stavros Lambrinidis, Vice-President of the European
Parliament, is invited to comment on the most recent developments.

The Conference will also address current challenges raised by emerging
technologies and business practices: representatives from the civil society
and business sector will discuss privacy implications of issues such as
cloud computing or Internet search. It will further address transborder data
flows in the public and private sector, from passenger name records and
financial transactions to the outsourcing of personal data.

The final Conference panel will launch the “Madrid Civil Society
Declaration on Global Privacy Standards” that will be discussed by
invited public data protection officials from OECD, the EU Article 29
Working Party, USA and Canada. Peter Hustinx, European Data
Protection Supervisor, will provide closing remarks.

The Conference is sponsored by the Spanish Data Protection Agency and is
free to all participants. Registration is compulsory.

Detailed program, registration and practical information