Join us on April 7, 2020, for an in-depth webinar on Managing Critical Infrastructure Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our featured group of speakers will discuss the legal, medical and practical issues that critical infrastructure companies are facing during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The speakers include Hunton lawyers Kevin Jones, Paul Tiao, Andrea Gardner, Susan Wiltsie and Lorie Masters, with special guests Myles Spar, MD, MPH, and Ashley Koff, RD. Continue Reading Webinar on Managing Critical Infrastructure Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Conference of German Data Protection Authorities (“DSK”), the body of the federal and state Data Protection Authorities (“DPAs”) in Germany, recently issued joint recommendations regarding employers’ processing of employee personal data in the context of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic. The DSK makes it clear that data protection does not hinder measures to fight COVID-19. According to DSK, employers can collect personal data of employees in order to prevent the spreading of the virus at the workforce. Employers also may process personal data of workplace visitors for COVID-19 related purposes. However, all measures must be proportionate. Continue Reading German DPA Guidance on Employee Data Protection and COVID-19 Issues

On March 25, 2020, the European Data Protection Supervisor (“EDPS”) sent a letter to the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (“DG CONNECT”) addressing the various initiatives involving telecommunications providers at the Member State level to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak using location data. Continue Reading EDPS Publishes Letter Addressing Coronavirus and Monitoring Location Data

In GIR’s recently published Guide to Cyber Investigations, Hunton Andrews Kurth partner Aaron Simpson and associate Adam Solomon are featured as contributing authors to the chapter on Complying with Breach Notification Obligations in a Global Setting: A Legal Perspective. Continue Reading Hunton Privacy Lawyers Contribute to the Guide to Cyber Investigations

On March 18, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill amending Washington State’s Agency Breach Notification Law (“Agency Breach Law”). The Agency Breach Law applies to all state and local agencies, including state and municipal offices, departments, bureaus and commissions. Continue Reading Washington State Amends Agency Breach Notification Law

On April 2, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will host a webinar on the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”): The CCPA Is Here—Are You Litigation-Ready? Most companies have now developed a framework for compliance with the CCPA. Having a compliance program in place is critical, and that includes preparing for the inevitable onslaught of class action litigation that is coming. Continue Reading Hunton Webinar on the California Consumer Privacy Act: Preparation for Class Action Litigation

On March 12, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted formal comments to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (“OPC”) in response to its proposals for ensuring appropriate regulation of artificial intelligence (“AI”).

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The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the “Dutch DPA”) recently published materials regarding the COVID-19 crisis, including recommendations and FAQs for employers and recommendations for employees. In the materials, the Dutch DPA emphasizes that, while fighting the virus and saving lives is the top priority, privacy must not be overlooked and the crisis should not become a prelude to a “Big Brother” society.

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On March 9, 2020, the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system Joint Oversight Panel approved the Philippines’ application to join the APEC CBPR system. The Philippines becomes the ninth APEC economy to join the CBPR system, joining the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Australia.

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The Spanish Data Protection Authority (the “AEPD”) recently published a report on data processing activities carried out by data controllers in the private and public sectors as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus (the “Report”).

Continue Reading Spanish DPA Publishes Report on Data Processing Activities in Relation to COVID-19