World Health Organization updates its data sharing principles; WPF participant in external expert advisory group

This summer, the World Privacy Forum served as a member of the World Health Organization’s External Expert Group on Data Principles. We are pleased to announce that WHO has now published its updated data principles and data sharing policy, as of October 2020. 

While there are additional items that WPF would like to address in the data sharing policy, the 2020 update was an important step forward. WPF supports this initial step and looks forward to continued work on the critically important issues around data sharing in a global health crisis.  

World Health Organization updated policies:

WHO Data Principles ( 2020 update)

WHO Data sharing policy implementation suggestions (2020 update) 

Background document on WHO mandates and data governance authorities (2020 update)