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Berliner Beauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Working Papers and Common Positions adopted by the Working Group:


The Group has since 1983 adopted numerous recommendations (“Common Positions” / “Working Papers”) aimed at improving the protection of privacy in telecommunications and Internet services:

Die Arbeitsgruppe hat seit 1983 eine Vielzahl von Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung des Datenschutzes in der Telekommunikation und im Internet verabschiedet:

  • Working Paper on Big Data and Privacy, Privacy principles under pressure in the age of Big Data analytics (Skopje, 5./6. Mai 2014) englishPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on Privacy and Aerial Surveillance (Berlin, 2./3. September 2013) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on the Human Right to Telecommunications Secrecy (Berlin, 2./3. September 2013) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper and Recommendations on the Publication of Personal Data on the Web, Website Contents Indexing and the Protection of Privacy (15./16. April 2013, Prague (Czech Republic)) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on Web Tracking and Privacy: Respect for context, transparency and control remains essential (15./16. April 2013, Prague (Czech Republic)) englishPdf -pdf / deutschPdf -pdf
  • Cloud Computing – Privacy and data protection issues – “Sopot Memorandum” (Sopot (Poland), 23./24. April 2012) englishPdf -pdf / deutschPdf -pdf
  • Privacy by Design and Smart Metering: Minimize Personal Information to Maintain Privacy (Berlin, 12./13. September 2011) englishPdf -pdf / deutschPdf -pdf
  • Working Paper on Privacy and Electronic Micropayment on the Internet (Berlin, 12./13. September 2011) englishPdf -pdf / deutschPdf -pdf
  • Working Paper: Event Data Recorders (EDR) on Vehicles / Privacy and data protection issues for governments and manufacturers (Montreal (Canada) 4-5 April 2011) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf -pdf
  • Working Paper on Mobile processing of Personal Data and Security (Berlin, 6./7. September 2010) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on the Use of Deep Packet Inspection for Marketing Purposes (Berlin, 6./7. September 2010) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf -pdf
  • The Granada Charter of Privacy in a Digital World (Granada (Spain), 15./16. April 2010) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on privacy risks in the re-use of email accounts and similar information society services (Berlin, 7./8.09.2009 – revised and updated Granada (Spain) 15./16. April 2010) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Recommendation on Data Protection and E-Waste (Sofia (Bulgaria), 12./13.03.2009) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Report and Guidance on Road Pricing – “Sofia Memorandum” – (Sofia (Bulgaria), 12./13.03.2009) englishPdf-pdf / deutschPdf-pdf
  • Report and Guidance on Privacy in Social Network Services – “Rome Memorandum” – (Rome (Italy), 3./4.03.2008) deutschPdf-pdf / englishPdf-pdf
  • Recommendation on the Implementation and Application of the Council of Europe Convention No. 185 on Cybercrime (a.k.a. “Budapest Convention”) (Rome (Italy), 3./4.03.2008) deutschPdf-pdf / englishPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on Privacy Issues in the Distribution of Digital Media Content and Digital Television (Berlin, 4./5.09.2007) deutschPdf-pdf /englishPdf-pdf
  • Working Paper on E-Ticketing in Public Transport (Berlin, 4./5.09.2007)(deutschPdf-pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Cross-Border Telemarketing (St. Peter Port, Guernsey, 12./13.04.2007) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Trusted Computing, Associated Digital Rights Management Technologies, and Privacy - Some issues for governments and software developers (Berlin, 05./06.09.2006) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Privacy and Security in Internet Telephony (VoIP) (Berlin, 05./06.09.2006) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Online Availability of Electronic Health Records (Washington D.C., 06./07.04.2006) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Web browser caching of personal information in commercial and public multi-user web access environments (e.g. “Cybercafés”) (Berlin, 06./07.09.2005) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Data Protection and Online Voting in Parliamentary and other Governmental Elections (Madeira, 31.03./01.04.2005) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Cyber Security Curricula Integrating National, Cultural and Jurisdictional (Including Privacy) Imperatives (Berlin, 18./19.11.2004) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Means and Procedures to Combat Cyber-Fraud in a Privacy-Friendly Way (Berlin, 18./19.11.2004) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working paper on freedom of expression and right to privacy regarding on-line publications (Buenos Aires, 14./15.04.2004) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on potential privacy risks associated with wireless networks. Main Recommendations (Buenos Aires, 14./15.04.2004) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Privacy and processing of images and sounds by multimedia messaging services (Buenos Aires, 14./15.04.2004) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on a future ISO privacy standard (Buenos Aires, 14./15.04.2004) (deutschPdf-pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on potential privacy risks associated with the introduction of the ENUM service (Berlin, 02./03.09.2003) (deutschPdf -pdf/ englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Intrusion Detection systems (IDS) (Berlin, 02./03.09.2003) (deutschPdf -pdf /englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Telecommunications Surveillance (Auckland/New Zealand, 26./27.03.2002) deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf-pdf)
  • Childrens’ Privacy On Line: The Role of Parental Consent (Auckland/New Zealand, 26./27.03.2002) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working paper on the use of unique identifiers in telecommunication terminal equipments: the example of Ipv6 (Auckland/New Zealand, 26./27.03.2002) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Web-based Telemedicine – Working paper (Auckland/New Zealand, 26./27.03.2002 – updated Berlin, 6./.7.09.2005) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Data Protection and Online Voting in Parliamentary and other Governmental Elections (Berlin, 28.08.2001) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Working Paper on Data Protection aspects of digital certificates and public-key infrastructures (Berlin, 28.08.2001) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Privacy and location information in mobile communications services (Bangalore/Indien, 15/16.02.2001; updated Berlin, 18./19.11.2004 ) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Incorporation of telecommunications-specific principles in multilateral privacy agreements Ten Commandments to protect Privacy in the Internet World (Berlin, 13/14.09.2000) (deutschPdf-pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on data protection aspects in the Draft Convention on cyber-crime of the Council of Europe (Berlin, 13/14.09.2000) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf-pdf)
  • Common Position on Privacy and Data Protection aspects of the Publication of Personal Data contained in publicly available documents on the Internet (Crete, 4./5.05.2000) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Privacy and Data Protection aspects of the Registration of Domain Names on the Internet (Crete, 4./5.05.2000) (deutschPdf-pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position regarding Online Profiles on the Internet (Crete, 4./5.05.2000) (deutschPdfpdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Privacy and Copyright Management (Crete, 4./5.05.2000) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Infomediaries – a privacy-friendly business model ? (Crete, 4./5.05.2000) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on the detection of fraud in telecommunications (Crete, 4./5.05.2000) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Data Protection Databases of Images of Buildings (Norway, 29.04.1999) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdfpdf)
  • Common Position on Intelligent Software Agents (Norway, 29.04.1999) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Speaker Recognition and Voice Analysis Technology in Telecommunications (Norway, 29.04.1999) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Essentials for privacy-enhancing technologgies (e.g. P3P) on the WorldWideWeb (Hong Kong, 15.04.1998) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position on Data Protection and search engines on the Internet (Hong Kong, 15.04.1998, updated 06./07.04.2006 Washington D.C.) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Position relating to Reverse Directories (Hong Kong, 15.04.1998) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf-pdf)
  • Common Position on Public Accountability in relation to Interception of Private Communictions (Hong Kong, 15.04.1998) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Common Statement on Cryptography (12.09.1997) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf-pdf)
  • Report and Guidance on Data Protection and Privacy on the Internet (Budapest-Berlin Memorandum) (Berlin, 19.11.1996) (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Report and Recommendations on Telecommunication and Privacy in Labour Relationships (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Statement of 06.02.1991 on Article 19 of the Proposal of the EC Commission for a general Data Protection Directive (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
  • Memorandum of 12.11.1990 on the Proposal of the EC Commission for a Council Directive concerning the protection of personal data and privacy in the integrated services digital network (ISDN) and public digital mobile networks (deutschPdf -pdf / englishPdf -pdf)
13.08.2014