Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania

    ICC Open forum on data protection and privacy

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 22/09/2010

    This is a crucial time for privacy with many intergovernmental bodies are reviewing existing frameworks that were drafted before the mass expansion of Internet: EU directive, OECD guidelines and Council of Europe.

    Stakeholders’ collective efforts are needed to ensure this evaluation of current regulation considers the ubiquitous nature of global transfers and applies principles in a way that can increase confidence in e-commerce, address the challenges yet avoid adding complexity or conflicting laws that result in burdensome administration unable to deliver outcomes desired.

    Participants discussed the increasing interest, particularly in the developing world of mobile telephony issues including marketing and location- based services. ICC noted it would be looking at these policy questions and aiming to work more with developing countries to identify ways to put data protection measures in place that can energize the economic potential of Internet and ICT services.

    Introduction: Andrius Iskauskas, Chair ICC Lithuania’s EBITT Commission, Member of the Board, ICC Lithuania

    Moderator: Ellen Blackler, Executive Director, Public Policy, AT&T

    Christopher Kuner, Partner, Hunton and Williams, Chair, ICC Task Force on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data

    Joseph Alhadeff, VP for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corporation; Vice Chair, ICC EBITT Commission

    Zahid Jamil, Barrister-at-law, Jamil and Jamil, Chair ICC Pakistan’s EBITT Committee and Member of the Executive Board, ICC Pakistan