Taller de Trabajo Temático sobre Proteccion de Datos y Privacidad del Foro 2012 de la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información

El pasado 16 de Mayo del año en curso, se llevó a cabo en las instalaciones de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo en la ciudad de Ginebra, Suiza un Workshop Temático titulado: “Data privacy on a global scale. Keeping pace with an evolving environment” organizado por la Internet Society (ISOC) y que formó parte de las actividades del Foro 2012 de la Cumbre Mundial de la Sociedad de la Información (WSIS)

Participe como ponente en este taller de trabajo.

La descripción en inglés del workshop, el formato y la lista final de los ponentes confirmados la transcribo a continuación:

“Data privacy on a global scale: keeping pace with an evolving (ISOC)

Room VI

Thematic Workshop

The WSIS Forum 2012 offers a timely opportunity to bring together insights and ideas from various initiatives presently underway across the world to review, modernize and/or develop new approaches to privacy to keep pace with the evolving global data environment. Building on that experience sharing, this workshop seeks to explore potential gaps in current frameworks, issues surrounding interoperability, and some possible ways forward.


In 2009, the 31st International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (“Conference”) produced a Joint Proposal for a Draft of International Standards on the Protection of Privacy with regard to the processing of Personal Data (“the Madrid Resolution”). In 2010, the 32nd Conference adopted a Resolution calling for the organization of an intergovernmental conference with a view to developing a binding international instrument on privacy and the protection of personal data.

In 2011, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published Thirty Years After The OECD Privacy Guidelines with terms of reference for the review of OECD guidelines, and started its review. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) adopted the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also commenced research on a global survey of Internet privacy laws and regulations.

In 2012, the Council of Europe released proposals for the modernization of Convention 108. The European Commission “proposed a major reform of the EU legal framework on the protection of personal data” that would “… strengthen individual rights and tackle the challenges of globalization and new technologies”.

Further, at the national level, many countries introduced new privacy laws (e.g. Mexico and Peru) or proposed changes to their existing legal frameworks (e.g. US – where the Obama Administration recently released the Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy report).

At the same time, considerable work is happening in other spheres – business, technical, academic, civil society, users etc. – aimed at providing better solutions and guidance for online privacy.


The format will be an interactive roundtable discussion with all interested participants. Panelists will be asked to address specific issues and audience participants will also be encouraged to actively participate.


  • Mr. Joseph Alhadeff,  VP Global Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle
  • Mr. Michael Donohue, Senior Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France
  • Mr. Petru Dumitriu, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Geneva and
    Permanent Observer to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ms. Xianhong Hu, Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information Sector, United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizaton (UNESCO), France
  • Ms. Christine Runnegar, Senior Policy Advisor, Internet Society (on behalf of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Electronic Commerce Steering Group Data Privacy Sub-Group), Switzerland
  • Mr. Cristos Velasco, Founder and Director of the North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce (NACPEC) and Founder and Director of Protección Datos México (ProtDataMx), México
  • Mr. Rigo Wenning, Staff Counsel and Privacy Activity Lead, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), France

El reporte final se encuentra en el portal de la Internet Society (ISOC)