WPF Executive Director named to OECD health privacy advisory group


June 15, 2015

San Diego — Pam Dixon, Executive Director of the World Privacy Forum, has been named to an OECD Advisory Group that will help guide the development of the draft OECD Council recommendations on privacy-protective approaches for the use of health data. This work will be pursued under the umbrella of the OECD Health Committee and the Committee on the Digital Economy and Policy (CDEP) respectively.

“It is a great honor to be nominated to this advisory group, and I have gladly accepted,” said Dixon. “Solving core issues around health data uses that both allows for appropriate data flows and is also privacy protective is an area of utmost importance. I am looking forward to this important work.”

The World Privacy Forum has researched and published numerous reports, analyses, formal comments, and Congressional testimony on the issue of health privacy. Core areas of work include genetics, pharmacogenomics, the Common Rule and human subject research, health privacy regulations in the US and elsewhere (including HIPAA), medical forms of identity theft and fraud, health data and privacy in developing nations, electronic health records and health data architectures and data flows, and modern data flow issues of non-regulated health data, among other related issues.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) http://www.oecd.org/about/ is an important policy-making and research body comprised of 34 member countries. Headquartered in Paris, the OECD has made many recommendations impacting privacy and technology issues. The OECD provides a global forum in which governments and other stakeholders can work together to research, develop, and promote policies with the goal of improving  the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD was established in 1961.


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About the World Privacy Forum 

The World Privacy Forum is a nonprofit, non-partisan 501(C)(3) public interest research group. The World Privacy Forum is dedicated to reimagining privacy in a digital era through groundbreaking, in-depth privacy research, analysis, and consumer education of the highest quality. Its vision is to empower people with the knowledge, rights, and tools they need to protect their privacy and shape their digital lives. The World Privacy Forum has published substantial and respected privacy studies and research, has testified before Congress and federal agencies, and is frequently quoted in major media. WPF is based in San Diego, California.