Governance

WPF urges the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to ensure quality assurance and control mechanisms for biometric authentication in debit card payment systems 

In comments filed with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, WPF supported proposed language for Comment 235.7 (A)-1, Scope of Restriction, with the understanding that more needs to be done to determine and set quality assurance measures for debit card payment system authentication methods in general, and for biometric methods in particular. WPF requests that

C20 – G20 Global Dialogue on Health, WPF statement

On August 4, 2021, WPF participated as a member of the Civil20 – G20 Global Dialogue on Health. The dialogue was moderated by C20 Global Health co-chair Rachel Ong, with concluding comments by co-chair Kurt Frieder. Davide La Cecilia, Diplomatic adviser to the Italian Minister for Health and former Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine, participated

Roundtable: Are current models of data protection fit for purpose? Understanding the consequences for economic development

WPF’s Executive Director Pam Dixon will be moderating a Center for Global Development roundtable May 20 to discuss data governance models from the perspective of low and middle income countries. This is part of her ongoing work as co-chair of the Governing Data for Development project working group. Michael Pisa, CGD Policy Fellow and lead for

WPF comments on European Commission proposal for new Health Authority

The European Commission has proposed the creation of a new European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, HERA. WPF provided comments regarding the proposal, urging the Commission to ensure from the outset that HERA will fulfill its mission with a focus on data interoperability and will include specific data governance and protection measures that will analyze

New Zealand’s New Privacy Law 2020 is Now in Force

New Zealand has meaningfully updated its privacy law,  The Privacy Act 2020, which took force December 1.  The new Privacy Act 2020 is a significant advancement of New Zealand’s privacy law, and encompasses numerous changes, including:  Data Breach Reporting Obligations: There are new reporting obligations for data breaches. Companies are required to notify the Office