Implementation Guide - Good Practices for Ensuring Data Protection and Privacy in Social Protection Systems

After a long period of work in the Social Protection Inter Agency Cooperation – Board (SPIAC-B) Working Group on Digital Social Protection, the handbook on data protection in social protection has been finalized.

Due to the increase in the processing of personal data in social protection, the protection of such data is becoming increasingly important. The SPIAC-B Working Group on Digital Social Protection (WFP, ISSA, FAO, UNICEF, FCDO, WB, ILO, DG-INTPA, ADB, DIAL, DFAT, AFD, GIZ for BMZ) provides a tool that offers guidance, awareness and support to people designing delivery structures for national social protection programmes and systems, while dealing with the country-specific challenges involved in complying with data protection privacy principles and legal requirements, particularly when digital technologies are employed. 

It is a great example of a joint effort and we believe it will prove useful for social protection practitioners in implementing ministries, their supporters and advisors as well as cross agency coherence.


Introduction: Dirk Meyer, Director General Global Health; Employment; Transformation of the Economy; Digital Technologies; Food and Nutrition Security, BMZ 

Ben Wagner, Data Protection Expert, Enabling Digital
Jacqueline Stein-Kaempfe, Data Protection Advisor, UNICEF

Michal Rutkowski, Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs, Word Bank
Shahra Razavi, Director Social Protection Department, ILO
Nicolas Bidault, Chief Social Protection, WFP

Moderator: Axel Klaphake, Director Economic and Social Development, Digitalisation, GIZ