Yesterday, General Counsel Kerry participated in the keynote panel of the 30th Annual OECD Privacy Guidelines Conference. The conference's opening remarks were delivered by Director General Guy Rotkopf of the Israeli Ministry of Justice and OECD Deputy Secretary-General Richard Boucher. The keynote panel entitled “Privacy in the Context of the Internet -- Recording Everything and Forgetting Nothing?” featured GC Kerry, joined by Jennifer Stoddart, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada; Andrew Wyckoff, Director of Science, the Technology and Industry, OECD; and Marie Shroff, the Privacy Commissioner of New Zealand (as pictured from right to left).
The group discussed a broad range of privacy principles and issues facing government officials and policy makers in both the private and public sectors. In his remarks, Kerry expressed a desire to create a global environment that fosters meaningful tools to protect privacy. He also focused on developing a policy that will create the trust that is necessary for consumers, industry and government to continue the innovation that has caused tremendous economic growth. The first day of the conference then concluded with closing remarks from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
More information on the OECD Privacy Conference here.