Data Ecosystems

India’s Ministry of Electronics and IT has opened a consultation on its freshly proposed comprehensive privacy legislation, DPDP 2022

After many study commissions and multiple serious attempts at a comprehensive data privacy bill, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has proposed a new draft privacy bill, and has opened a public consultation regarding the draft until 17 December 2022. The Ministry states that the proposed bill, the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022

Identity ecosystems are a central aspect of global digitalization; the principle of Do No Harm must be a policy priority and commitment

Identity is a data-rich resource that acts as a key to connect all levels of emerging digital ecosystems. All forms of ID carry some risk, but digital forms of ID, or “dematerialized ID,” cuts across all sectors and links copious data about individuals, their behaviors, financial status, associates, and potentially even political and religious views. Over time, distinct patterns emerge from the linked data and create new kinds of risks for individuals and groups. As the world becomes increasingly and intensely digitalized, we can expect challenges in the identity space to grow apace unless proactive attention is given to identifying and mitigating the current and future risks.

OECD Going Digital Horizontal Project: news and event

WPF’s Executive Director Pam Dixon will be presenting at an upcoming OECD Workshop on the topic of data stewardship, access, sharing, and control in regards to national data strategies. WPF will be speaking as a organizational member of the formal civil society stakeholder group at OECD (CSISAC).  The topic of digitalization is one that OECD

The neglected intersection between poverty and privacy in the United States

WPF is pleased to announce a new project examining the intersection between poverty and privacy in the United States. In the United States, the prevailing discussions about privacy rarely contemplate the poor, or how — or where — the poor or financially stressed may experience privacy challenges. This is also true of many legislative discussions regarding data governance, data protection, and privacy; there is generally not routine scrutiny of the intersection and impacts of proposed statutory language or approaches regarding those who live at or below the poverty level.