OECD Guidelines

First released in 1980, and then updated in 2013, these guidelines represent perhaps the most widely accepted and circulated set of internationally agreed upon privacy principles along with guidance for countries as they develop regulations surrounding cross-border data flows and law-enforcement access to personal data. The principles, widely emulated in national privacy laws, include Collection Limitation, Data Quality, Purpose Specification, Use Limitation, Security Safeguards, Openness, Individual Participation, and Accountability (see entries for each principle under their own listing elsewhere in the glossary).

Link to text of: OECD Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Data Flows of Personal Data