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OECD Releases Updated Privacy Guidelines

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released the 2013 revisions to its privacy guidelines. The revisions build from the original guidelines, developed in 1980, and retain the core set of Fair Information Practices while updating the framework to address new challenges, such as national implementation and cross-border enforcement. The OECD explains that the revisions aim to "focus on the practical implementation of privacy protection" and to "address the global dimension of privacy through improved interoperability." EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg, a member of the expert review group, has said that “the OECD Privacy Guidelines are the most influential international framework for privacy ever established.” For more information, see EPIC: International Privacy Standards.

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