BUTTARELLI Giovanni a

Report
Personal data – more use, more
protection?
TOWARDS A CHARTER ON DIGITAL DATA
PROTECTION AND FREEDOM OF
INFORMATION?
Giovanni Buttarelli
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• Looking with favour towards a
Charter on new data protection rights
and on freedom of information in the
digital world ?
• Which path, instruments and fora for
the debate ?
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Several European legal instruments
already applicable
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A complex enforcement
in the day-to-day life
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The Digital Tsunami: bridge gaps
between principles and reality
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What could the added value of a new
International Charter be?
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Hard or soft law, self regulation, codes of ethics,
netiquette or a universal legally binding
instrument ?
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A complementary role
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Neither substituting nor modifying already
recognized principles.
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The 2000 Conference of Privacy
Commissioners entitled "One World, One
Privacy” adopted the Venice Charter
The 2008 Strasbourg International
Conference of Privacy Commissioners:
Resolution on the urgent need for protecting privacy in
a borderless world, and for reaching a Joint Proposal
for setting International Standards on Privacy and
Personal Data Protection
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• Council of Europe
European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
20-21 October 2008 Strasbourg
• European Parliament Resolution 26 March
2009
Strengthening security and fundamental freedoms on the
Internet
• European Commission Report 29 April 2009
Report on the practical operation of the methodology for a
systematic and rigorous monitoring of compliance with the
Charter of Fundamental Rights
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• The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
Geneva, 10 to 12 December 2003
Tunis, 16 to 18 November 2005
• Resolution 2006/46 on the Follow-up to the World Summit on
the Information Society and review of the Commission on
Science and Technology for Development
• From the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society:
"The international management of the Internet should be
multilateral, transparent and democratic, with the full involvement of
governments, the private sector, civil society and international
organizations" (Paragraph 29)
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“We recognize that Internet governance, carried out according to the Geneva
principles, is an essential element for a people-centred, inclusive,
development-oriented and non-discriminatory Information Society "
(Paragraph 31)
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Internet Governance Forum (www.intgovforum.org)
The fourth annual IGF Meeting (15-18 November 2009, Sharm El Sheikh)
Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group renewed to prepare Internet Governance
Forum meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, 15-18 November 2009
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The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition
http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/
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Internet Governance Caucus
(http://www.igcaucus.org/node/5)
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In conclusion:
• Global level dialogue necessary for added value
• Common ethic values respecting, when necessary, some
specificities
• Any new common principle should not result into
diminishing the guarantees already in place
• Proactive data protection is necessary using clear language
and solutions to increase citizens’ awareness
• A series of statements built around the persons and their
dignity
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Thank you for your attention
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