[WG-P3] [Opportunity to contribute: OECD Privacy Conference and future ITAC privacy work]
mark at smartspecies.com
Wed Oct 13 04:50:33 EDT 2010
Thank-you for the opportunity for the P3WG to provide comments to the
OECD, in this regard I would like to highlight an important issue of
regulatory policy for P3 consensus and input to the ITAC.
> The Evolving Role of the Individual in Privacy Protection:
Critically in both privacy protection and digital identity management
the quality of notice (a.k.a. transparency), greatly effects the
access and control people have to manage their own identity and
privacy. Fundamentally limiting accessibility, education, trust and
ultimately the usability of digital identity in society.
In this respect, I am looking for P3 to support this recommendation to
the OECD to provide guidance to evolve existing data protection
regulation in a way that supports a digital standard of notice that is
proportional to digital management of identity.
Without a minimal digital standard of notice, subject access to
information is disproportionate to the technical methods which are
being used to harvest personal data. This makes it difficult for an
individual to develop control and trust in the use of digital
identity, in this regard I am looking for ITAC to ask the OECD to
include thes two points in their guideline review:
Evolve the existing data protection relation to include:
1. digital (proportional) ability for data subject's to access
institutionally held information. (e.g. no mandatory written requests
2. ability for a subject to give a digital notice to (a service
provider) control the collection, use, and revocation of information
To champion and advocate this issue I would go so far as to assert
that a high standard quality in notice would go a long way to solving
many internet privacy and trust framework issues in identity
management. In addition, i assert that a higher quality of notice
would have a tremendous impact on the social and creative expression
on the internet, positively impact the Internet economy and facilitate
global interoperability of personal data control architecture.
The bottom line, the use of information age identity management with
industrial aged notice is a rights concern that promotes inequality of
access in which quality of notice is not sufficient enough for the
average data subject to understand privacy on the network layer.
> 1. What technical innovations offer promise for giving individuals
> easier access to and control over information about them?
Digital notice for subject access and subject notice to and from
> 2. What are the incentives and barriers for innovating privacy tools
> and what are challenges to successful deployment?
The incentives are accessibility, education, access to information
independent of service providers,
> 3. What is the role of technological innovation within a broader
> framework for privacy protection?
Digital notice provides a mechanism for technological interoperability
between the individual and services providing road signs for an
internet of services. The subsequent transparency enables people to
see privacy impacts and evolve control over their information.
> General talking points on Fostering Innovation in Privacy Protection
> as well as specific points regarding these questions would be very
On 6 Oct 2010, at 22:25, Christine Runnegar wrote:
> Hello all.
> IGF @ Vilnius
> First, please let me reiterate my thanks to the Kantara Initiative
> Privacy & Public Policy Work Group (P3WG) for supporting the
> Internet Society in this endeavour and contributing very considered
> and insightful perspectives on the Future of Privacy. It was a very
> successful workshop with approximately 100 participants in the room
> plus remote participation. We also presented a brief report on the
> workshop during the main session on Security, Openness and Privacy,
> summarising some of the views expressed regarding international
> cooperation on privacy, including those provided by the Internet
> technical community. The contributions from the Internet technical
> community can be found here: www.isoc.org/privacyinsights.
> ITAC Privacy work
> As you are no doubt aware, the Kantara Initiative is a member of the
> Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD. ITAC's
> work with the OECD WPISP covers many areas, including privacy.
> The terms of the ITAC Charter are available here: http://www.internetac.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/itac-charter1.pdf
> . Important - Please read this document.
> OECD Privacy Conference
> Recently, I posted an email to the ITAC email list (oecditac at elists.isoc.org
> ) regarding an ITAC contribution for the upcoming OECD Privacy
> Conference in Israel (25-26 October 2010) entitled: The Evolving
> Role of the Individual in Privacy Protection: 30 Years After The
> OECD Privacy Guidelines, and encouraging ITAC members interested in
> privacy issues to indicate their availability for a conference call
> to prepare some discussion points for the conference.
> The OECD Secretariat has very kindly invited us to participate in a
> panel on Fostering Innovation in Privacy Protection as a discussant.
> The OECD does not want a formal presentation as they would like to
> have a more interactive discussion. They would like us to provide
> perspectives on the role of technical innovations in the realm of
> privacy governance. While the OECD has invited me to be the voice,
> we really want this to be an ITAC contribution. We have a lot of
> Internet technical privacy experts in ITAC (particularly in the IAB,
> OASIS, Kantara Initiative P3WG and W3C). This is a great opportunity
> for us to provide input into the policy debate on privacy.
> In addition to the points for that panel, Trent Adams and I would
> like to prepare a couple of points for each session to have ready
> for use as appropriate.
> Specifically, we would like to build on the work that you and other
> members of the Internet technical community have already done for
> the IGF Workshop on the Future of Privacy.
> If you are interested in contributing to the ITAC presentation,
> would you please let me know as soon as possible.
> Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
> Best regards,
> Christine Runnegar
> Senior Manager Public Policy
> Internet Society
> Galerie Jean-Malbuisson 15
> CH-1204 Geneva
> Tel: +41 22 807 1455
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> WG-P3 at kantarainitiative.org
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