UN Global Pulse

Data Privacy Update - January 2016

Dear colleagues, friends and supporters,

The international data privacy and data protection landscape has been evolving over the past several years. And, with the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals, a historic climate change agreement and emerging humanitarian crises around the globe, the year 2015 underscored the importance of a data revolution.

As an innovation initiative within the UN, Global Pulse is committed to serve as safe space for catalyzing the ecosystem needed to advance the responsible use of big data for sustainable development and humanitarian action.

Today, on Data Privacy Day 2016, Global Pulse has put together a roundup summarizing various relevant engagements and activities for advancing the dialogue on this issue, and resources of interest.
We will be seeking nominations for new members to the Global Pulse Data Privacy Advisory Group this year, and welcome recommendations. A call for nominations will be published in February. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about UN Global Pulse’s data privacy activities, please check the website or send your questions and feedback to dataprivacy@unglobalpulse.org.