Monday, April 5, 2010

UN Preparing International Privacy Treaty

A business seeking to outsource an operation in the United States may find it does not violate privacy law by contracting with a firm in a jurisdiction completely outside the laws of the US. A german firm may find that it is breaking the law by contracting with a service provider in the US or India, when transferring personally identifiable information is necessary.

These and other situations are leading the United Nations to act further on best practices regarding international privacy, which it published in November. A United Nations Privacy Treaty could be just around the corner.

UN treaty on privacy possible - technology |

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