International Data Privacy Standards: A Global Approach (Australian Privacy Foundation Policy Statement)

7 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2013 Last revised: 27 Sep 2013

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Graham Greenleaf

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Roger Clarke

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd; University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law; Australian National University (ANU)

Nigel Waters

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: September 17, 2013

Abstract

The purpose of this statement is to summarise the Australian Privacy Foundation’s position on each of the main international instruments concerning data privacy, stating which aspects of and uses of these instruments APF supports and opposes. The areas covered by the statement are as follows:

1 Evolving international standards and Australia

2 OECD privacy Guidelines (1980, revised 2013)

3 Council of Europe Convention 108 (1981), plus Additional Protocol (2001)

4 European Union data protection Directive (1995) and proposed Regulation

5 APEC Privacy Framework (2005) and Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) (2011)

6 United Nations instruments – ICCPR (1966) and Guidelines (1990)

7 United States law, policy and practices

8 ISO and other technical standards

9 ICDPPC Resolution (‘Madrid Declaration’) (2009)

The statement may be revised periodically by APF.

Keywords: Australia, privacy, data protection, international privacy instruments

Suggested Citation

Greenleaf, Graham and Clarke, Roger and Waters, Nigel, International Data Privacy Standards: A Global Approach (Australian Privacy Foundation Policy Statement) (September 17, 2013). UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2013-62. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2327325 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2327325

Graham Greenleaf (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law ( email )

Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia
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Roger Clarke

Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd ( email )

78 Sidaway St
Chapman, ACT 2611
Australia
+61 2 6288 1472 (Phone)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Australian National University (ANU) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

Nigel Waters

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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