Volume: 8 Issue: 12
federal trade commission ftc organisation for economic cooperation and development oecd council of europe european commission data protection directive brussels ec data protection officer dpo transborder privacy impact assessments
2012 promises to be a momentous year for privacy and data protection. Government entities and international organisations around the world, including the EU Commission, the US Department of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Council of Europe are reviewing their privacy frameworks. They seek to adapt the existing frameworks to the tectonic shifts in technology, business models, and individual engagement since they were put in place in the 1980s and 1990s.