Revised OECD Privacy Guidelines Focus On Accountability, Notification of Breaches

Rick Mitchell reports:

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released updated privacy guidelines with an increased focus on implementation and enforcement and a new risk-management approach to accountability for companies and public organizations, practitioners told Bloomberg BNA Sept. 11.

Posted on the OECD’s website Sept. 9, the updated guidelines replace the 33-year-old original guidelines.

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Contrary to the draft EU regulation, the OECD’s guidelines take a more risk-based approach by limiting the notification requirement to significant security breaches, Proust said. “The idea is to avoid over-burdening data controllers and DPAs, and to guarantee the effectiveness of data breach notification rules,” he said.

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