Presentation on theme: "The U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Between Present and Future Giovanni Buttarelli Secretary General, Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali Conference on."— Presentation transcript:
The U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Between Present and Future Giovanni Buttarelli Secretary General, Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali Conference on Cross Border Data Flows & Privacy October 15-16, 2007 Washington, D.C.
The First Instrument Europe Focused Its Attention On 8 specific opinions by the WP29 2000-2007: 7 years of intense, co-operative dialogue (visits, video-conferences, conference calls, three workshops in 2004- 2005-2006, in Washington and Brussels) Safe Harbor has not lost its vitality
A Few Issues Raised in the Past Transparency requirements Functioning of dispute resolution mechanisms Transparency of the relevant outcomes Integration of Safe Harbor Workbook Difficulties that may arise from the existence of multiple privacy policies declared by the same operator
Dead Waters? Pessimism or full satisfaction? Need for getting the full picture in terms of data, figures, information
More Food for Thought? Visibility of harborites privacy statements Legal status of the US entities involved in data transfers (controllers or processors) Clarifying some key concepts such as anonymous data or aggregate data Awareness by human resources of their rights and recourse options Desirability of jointly waging educational campaigns
A discussion Forum on Safe Harbor Open to the public
A Global Approach Global guidelines for the processing of personal data -2000 Charter of Venice (One World, One Privacy) -2005 Montreux Declaration (A Universal Right Respecting Diversities) -2006 London Initiative (25.Elaboration of an International Convention and other global instruments) -2007 Montreal Resolution on International Co-operation