For some time now myself and Paul de Hert have put forward the idea that a new, specialized UN agency needs to be established, on protecting data privacy.
We believe that WIPO may constitute a useful example in this regard.
Our ideas have been outlined so far in the following papers:
- Paul de Hert/Vagelis Papakonstantinou, International Governance of Data Privacy: Three Scenarios for the Future, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Moritz College of Law Ohio State University/H.J. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management Carnegie Mellon University, Vol. 9 Issue 2, Summer 2013
- Why the UN should be the world’s lead privacy agency, Paul de Hert / Vagelis Papakonstantinou, Privacy Perspectives blog, 28 April 2016
- Paul de Hert/Vagelis Papakonstantinou, Moving Beyond the Special Rapporteur on Privacy with the Establishment of a New, Specialised United Nations Agency: Addressing the Deficit in Global Cooperation for the Protection of Data Privacy, in Svantesson D/Kloza D, Transatlantic Data Privacy Relations as a Challenge for Democracy, Intersentia, 2017.
- Vagelis Papakonstantinou, A new UN agency for international protection on the right of privacy: The EU perspective, Research Alliance for Data Governance and Cyber Security 2018 Annual Forum, Beijing, 5 June 2018.
- Brussels Privacy Hub roundtable, The GDPR in third countries: the opportunities of the Modernisation of Convention 108.