Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Declaration on the Protection of Privacy on Global Networks; Declaration on Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce; Declaration on Authentication for Electronic Commerce

In October 1998, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Ministerial Conference was held in Ottawa, Canada. Focused on the development of solutions to problems that confront electronic commerce, three declarations were adopted. The Declaration on the Protection of Privacy on Global Networks, the Declaration on Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce, and the Declaration on Authentication for Electronic Commerce establish baseline principles and goals that provide guidance for OECD’s further work.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How is OECD related to other International Organizations?
How does the Declaration on Protection of Privacy on Global Networks support prior work done on the protection of privacy?
What are some of the provisions of the “OECD Action Plan for Electronic Commerce?”
As OECD moves forward, what is being done to further promote the Ministerial Declarations and the development of e-commerce?

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