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Building Trust 25 February 2019

10 Signs of a Good Privacy Protection Law/Policy

The concept of digital “privacy” refers to an individual’s right to determine when, how, and to what extent their personal data can be shared. Privacy is essential to our ability to trust the Internet. Without it, people, countries and economies can’t fully benefit from the opportunities it can provide.

We are living in a time when large-scale corporate data breaches and inappropriate use of personal data seem to happen almost every day. It is more important than ever that laws and policies created to protect us provide clear, achievable rules for privacy protection that data handlers are proud to champion. They must also be technology neutral to promote relevant, lasting protection of user data in a way that does not harm the infrastructure of the Internet. Legislative solutions must fit technological realities to protect users and enhance – rather than impede – innovation.

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