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Call for proposals for the protection of personal data and privacy
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Deadline :11-Oct-20
Posted on :22-Sep-20
Development Area :SERVICES  SERVICES
Reference Number :70506
Link to Atlas Project :
00115752 - Legal Identity for All
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Overview :


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This Call for Proposals (CFP) is specifically related to the UNDP’s initiative on “Legal Identity for All,” which aims to assist UN Member States to implement SDG Target 16.9 – “legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030.” UNDP is implementing this work via two separate projects – a $4m Japan-funded project, supporting Country Offices in Cameroon, Kenya and Zambia (as well as some global policy work), and a Project Initiation Plan, supported by Switzerland and Sweden, supporting overall UN efforts, via UNDP’s co-chairpersonship of the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force. This will eventually lead to a multi-year UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund on ‘Legal Identity for All.’


The objective of this Call for Proposals is to build UNDP’s capacity (as well as that of the wider UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force) to advise and support Member States on the design, upgrade and/or implementation of thorough, comprehensive legislative and institutional governance frameworks for the protection of personal data and privacy. The specific outputs and deliverables are:

Workstream1: Map all current advisory and technical assistance activity of the international development community (including the UN) in support of data protection and privacy legislative and institutional governance frameworks, particularly in the health, identity and commercial spheres;

Workstream 2: Map the current international human rights framework, both globally (under the auspices of the UN) and regionally (e.g. in the European Union/Council of Europe, the African Union, the Association of South-East Asian Nations, the Organization of American States, the League of Arab States, the Pacific Islands Forum) regarding privacy and the protection of personal data;

Workstream 3: Map current practice within the UN system with regards to its handling of personal data, taking into account recent commitments of the Secretary-General’s Panel on Digital Cooperation, the Secretary-General’s Data Strategy and the UN High-Level Committee on Management’s ‘Personal Data Protection and Privacy Principles’;

Workstream 4: Map current best practice thinking (including in the academic and civil society spheres) on appropriate and comprehensive legislative and institutional governance frameworks for the protection of personal data and privacy, particularly in the health, identity and commercial sectors;

Workstream 5: Map most relevant recent international jurisprudence around data protection and privacy, particularly with regards to international data transfer across borders (e.g. recent ‘Schrems 2’ case decided by the European Court of Justice regarding commercial transfer of data between the EU and the US);

Workstream 6: Support the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force’s efforts to develop best practice for both legal, advisory and technical assistance support to UN Member States for building legal and institutional governance capacity for the protection of personal data and privacy, including appropriate roles for civil society.

The final product deliverable should either be a standalone document, or a collection of linked documents, addressing all of the above.