The OECD Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy in the Digital Economy (WPDGP), the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) and the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy are hosting two workshops that will be spread across three days 21-23 June 2021.
The workshops will offer complementary – and sometimes challenging – points of view of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on privacy and data governance. The topics follow on from two previous workshops held in April 2020 and September 2020.
The first session will provide an opportunity for policy makers and regulators to share perspectives one year later on the varying privacy and data governance frameworks that were developed in support of their response efforts.
This will lead onto two sessions on innovative insights on countries’ plans for the road to recovery with a specific focus on “Data privacy aspects in the workplace during the pandemic” and “Vaccination programmes and travel passports.”
The third and last day will be an intensive workshop organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, also with the support of the GPA. It will be dedicated to a more in-depth evaluation of the evidence available on the impact of the pandemic on privacy across the world. The intensive sessions on this third day will also afford NGOs, academics and others, both within and outside OECD countries, with the opportunity to discuss similar issues as those presented during the first two day workshop or outside it.