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It concludes with a list of the main problems encountered by the Expert Group in its work. The first contains comments on certain general features of the Guidelines, the second detailed comments on individual paragraphs. The 1970s may be described as a period of intensified investigative and legislative activities concerning the protection of privacy with respect to the collection and use of personal data.This Memorandum is an information document, prepared to explain and describe generally the work of the Expert Group. It cannot vary the meaning of the Guidelines but is supplied to help in their interpretation and application. Numerous official reports show that the problems are taken seriously at the political level and at the same time that the task of balancing opposing interests is delicate and unlikely to be accomplished once and for all.Restrictions on these flows could cause serious disruption in important sectors of the economy, such as banking and insurance.For this reason, OECD Member countries considered it necessary to develop Guidelines which would help to harmonise national privacy legislation and, while upholding such human rights, would at the same time prevent interruptions in international flows of data. Kirby, Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission.(back to top of page) EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM INTRODUCTION A feature of OECD Member countries over the past decade has been the development of laws for the protection of privacy.
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Generally speaking, there has been a tendency to broaden the traditional concept of privacy ("the right to be left alone") and to identify a more complex synthesis of interests which can perhaps more correctly be termed privacy and individual liberties. As far as the legal problems of automatic data processing (ADP) are concerned, the protection of privacy and individual liberties constitutes perhaps the most widely debated aspect.
Among the reasons for such widespread concern are the ubiquitous use of computers for the processing of personal data, vastly expanded possibilities of storing, comparing, linking, selecting and accessing personal data, and the combination of computers and telecommunications technology which may place personal data simultaneously at the disposal of thousands of users at geographically dispersed locations and enables the pooling of data and the creation of complex national and international data networks.
Public interest has tended to focus on the risks and implications associated with the computerised processing of personal data and some countries have chosen to enact statutes which deal exclusively with computers and computer-supported activities.
Other countries have preferred a more general approach to privacy protection issues irrespective of the particular data processing technology involved. The remedies under discussion are principally safeguards for the individual which will prevent an invasion of privacy in the classical sense, i.e.