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OECD Recommendations (1980)

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 35 member countries, founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. It is a forum of countries describing themselves as committed to democracy and the market economy, providing a platform to compare policy experiences, seeking answers to common problems, identify good practices and coordinate domestic and international policies of its members.

It's recommendations for protection of personal data are:

  • Notice — data subjects should be given notice when their data is being collected;
  • Purpose — data should only be used for the purpose stated and not for any other purposes;
  • Consent — data should not be disclosed without the data subject’s consent;
  • Security — collected data should be kept secure from any potential abuses;
  • Disclosure — data subjects should be informed as to who is collecting their data;
  • Access — data subjects should be allowed to access their data and make corrections to any inaccurate data
  • Accountability — data subjects should have a method available to them to hold data collectors accountable for not following the above principles.

The EC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has incorporated all seven principles. The United States, while endorsing the recommendations, is not implementing them.


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