OECD’s Government Access to Personal Data Workstream Fails to Reach Consensus
The OECD Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) held a special meeting on June 8 to consider a second update on the work of an informal drafting group on government access to personal data held by the private sector.
The June 8 proposal put forward by OECD asked CDEP members to consider two options. However, CDEP members could not reach a consensus of whether to pursue option one or two.
The first option would call for a broad commitment applicable to all types of government access for the purposes of law enforcement and national security, and includes seven draft principles as applicable to “obliged access” for the purposes of law enforcement and national security.
The second option, supported by the European Union and several of its Member nations, would take place over a longer timeframe, aimed at giving the CDEP more time to develop draft principles with a broader scope to cover all methods of government access.