This Policy establishes the general guidelines that Telefónica, as leading company in the industry, and in the development of standards of trust in its commercial relations, must progressively implement not only with a view to compliance of the legal provisions in force in each jurisdiction, but also to set a common general approach for the entire Group in terms of privacy
In addition, we also approved the Governance Model Rule on Personal Data Protection. This model develops the strategic, organizational and operational framework for the different actions in the area of data protection and encompass the most important aspects to be taken into account for the proper management and protection of personal data.
In Telefónica we incorporate privacy in our products and services as one of the essential aspects to be considered, from their ideation and design to their implementation (privacy by design)
On the other hand, just as we integrate in our policies and procedures the respect to privacy, we also take into account freedom of expression. Both human rights are often in connection and become relevant in the online world.
As a further step towards transparency, Telefónica has published a report on the requirements we received from the corresponding authorities, covering all countries in which we operates.
In all of these cases, we implement a strict procedure which simultaneously guarantees compliance with our obligations regarding collaboration with the department of justice and the protection of the fundamental rights of the affected parties.
Since 2016 we have also been members of the Global Network Initiative (GNI) , This is an organization on a global scale which aims to promote and protect privacy and freedom of expression, and which is made up of a multistakeholder group, members of which include investors, civil society and private companies: telecommunications operators, internet service providers, and computer and software manufacturers