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Appendix A: OECD Privacy Principles
Collection Limitation Principle
ere should be limits to the collection of personal data and any such
data should be obtained by lawful and fair means and, where appro-
priate, with the knowledge or consent of the data subject.
Data Quality Principle
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which they are
to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be
accurate, complete, and kept up-to-date.
Purpose Specication Principle
e purposes for which personal data are collected should be specied
not later than at the time of data collection and the subsequent use
limited to the fullment of those purposes or such others as are not
incompatible with those purposes and as are specied on each occa-
sion of change of purpose.
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Use Limitation Principle
Personal data should not be disclosed, made available or otherwise
used for purposes other than those specied in accordance with the
Purpose Specic Principle except:
a) With the consent of the data subject; or
b) By the authority of law.
Security Safeguards Principle
Personal data should be protected by reasonable security safeguards
against such risks as loss or unauthorised access, destruction, use,
modication or disclosure of data.
Openness Principle
ere should be a general policy of openness about developments,
practices and policies with respect to personal data. Means should be
readily available of establishing the existence and nature of personal
data, and the main purposes of their use, as well as the identity and
usual residence of the data controller.
Individual Participation Principle
An individual should have the right:
a) To obtain from a data controller, or otherwise, conrmation of
whether or not the data controller has data relating to him;
b) To have communicated to him, data relating to him
Within a reasonable time;
At a charge, if any, that is not excessive;
In a reasonable manner; and
In a form that is readily intelligible to him;
c) To be given reasons if a request made under subparagraphs (a)
and (b) is denied, and to be able to challenge such denial; and
d) To challenge data relating to him and, if the challenge is success-
ful to have the data erased, rectied, completed or amended.
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Accountability Principle
A data controller should be accountable for complying with measures
which give eect to the principles stated above.
(Source: From OECP privacy principles; www.oecd.org.)

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