IOM Data Protection Manual


/ January 20, 2015

This guide gives practical guidance for protecting personal data in the context of migrant assistance.

The manual has three parts: the first part outlines the IOM data protection principles as informed by relevant international standards; the second part includes comprehensive guidelines on each principle, consideration boxes and practical examples; and the third part provides generic templates and checklists.

The principles are:

  • Lawful and fair collection
  • Specified and legitimate purpose
  • Data quality
  • Consent
  • Transfer to third parties
  • Confidentiality
  • Access and transparency
  • Data security
  • Retention of personal data
  • Application of the principles
  • Ownership of personal data
  • Oversight, compliance and internal remedies
Where this comes from: This was developed by the International Organisation for Migration in 2010.
Status: Completed.
Maya Richman

About the contributor

Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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