The OECD has been playing an important role in promoting respect for privacy as a fundamental value and a condition for the free flow of personal data across borders for several decades. The OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data are the cornerstone of this work.
OECD work on cybersecurity addresses policies to promote digital security risk management, digital security of products and critical activities, cryptography policy, and more.
The OECD’s work on children in the digital environment aims to help countries find a balance between protecting children from online risks, and promoting the opportunities and benefits that the digital world provides.
With the growing importance of data for the digital transformation and data-driven innovation, access to and sharing of data has become critical.