What are the OECD Guidelines?

What are the OECD Guidelines?

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Privacy Guidelines constitute a non-binding (voluntary compliance) international privacy framework. The guidelines were established in 1980.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines is a intergovernmental economic organization with 36 member countries founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. In 1980 it published a set of “Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data”. The guidelines were updated in 2013. While the guidelines are not legally binding, that introduce an important set of personal information processing principles:

• Data Quality Principle

• Purpose Specification Principle

• Use Limitation Principle

• Security Safeguards Principle

• Openness Principle

• Individual Participation Principle

• Accountability Principle

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