30-day Public Review for PMRM V1.0

The OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model (PMRM) TC [1] members have recently approved a Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 30-day public review:

Privacy Management Reference Model and Methodology (PMRM) Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 01 / Public Review Draft 01
12 April 2012

Specification Overview:

The Privacy Management Reference Model and Methodology (PMRM, pronounced "pim-rim") provides a model and a methodology for:

• understanding and analyzing privacy policies and their privacy management requirements in defined use cases; and
• selecting the technical services which must be implemented to support privacy controls.

It is particularly relevant for use cases in which personal information (PI) flows across regulatory, policy, jurisdictional, and system boundaries. PMRM picks up where broad privacy policies leave off. Most policies describe fair information practices and principles but offer little insight into actual implementation. PMRM provides a guideline or template for developing operational solutions to privacy issues. It also serves as an analytical tool for assessing the completeness of proposed solutions and as the basis for establishing categories and groupings of privacy management controls.

TC Description:

The OASIS PMRM TC works to provide a standards-based framework that will help business process engineers, IT analysts, architects, and developers implement privacy and security policies in their operations.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 2 June 2012 and ends 2 July 2012.

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.


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========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS Privacy Management Reference Model (PMRM) TC

[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/pmrm/ipr.php
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Privacy Management Reference Model (PMRM)