Bravo to Public Voice’s “Global Privacy Standards for a Global World” Madrid Declaration

Last week, NGO’s and activists from across the world met in Madrid Spain to discuss threats to privacy and human rights.  It was part of the Public Voice’s excellent work to ensure that civil society is well represented in the debates over privacy and other digital media issues.  Over 100 NGO’s, including my own CDD, were initial endorsers of the “Global Privacy Standards for a Global World” Madrid Declaration. It was well received by policy makers, including the data protection commissioner community.  The all day meeting and related efforts was organized by the remarkable Katitza Rodriquez.  Bravo to her and everyone involved.

The Declaration and related work at the Data Protection conference provided a much needed counter-balance to the failure of leading online companies to seriously address their data collection practices and plans.

Author: jeff

Jeff Chester is executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. A former journalist and filmmaker, Jeff's book on U.S. electronic media politics, entitled "Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy" was published by The New Press in January 2007. He is now working on a new book about interactive advertising and the public interest.

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