Carrots, Sticks and Big Data
DATA PROTECTIONNovember 11, 2011
In The Mercury News, Larry Magid summarizes last week's 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Mexico City. Magid observes that "there are tensions not only between regulators and those they regulate but among regulators themselves, who don't always agree on just whether they should be wielding sticks or dangling carrots." Meanwhile, the Mexico City Declaration has been published online, revealing global data protection authorities' intentions for the coming year, which include a commitment to explore transparency mechanisms; communicate about priorities and resource allocation, and "share knowledge among themselves and with privacy validation bodies and organizations of privacy professionals," among other measures.