Monthly Archives: January 2011

Supreme Court Upholds NASA Background Checks

On January 19, 2011, the United States Supreme Court unanimously overturned a Ninth Circuit ruling, finding that questions contained in background checks conducted by NASA on independent contractors are reasonable, employment-related inquiries that further the government's interests in managing its internal operations. … Continue Reading

Centre’s Response to the EU Consultation Paper

On January 17, 2011, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams released a response to the European Commission's consultation paper, calling for a modernized European framework for data protection to address the realities of the digital age. … Continue Reading

French National Assembly Votes on Amendments to Data Protection Act

On January 13, 2011, a bill containing several amendments to the French Data Protection Act was preliminarily adopted by the French National Assembly. The bill would amend several key provisions of the French Data Protection Act, including revisions regarding the authority of the CNIL, and the role of Chairman of the CNIL. … Continue Reading

Belgian Privacy Commission Issues Recommendation on Mobile Mapping

Earlier this month, the Belgian Privacy Commission released its December 15, 2010 Recommendation on Mobile Mapping, confirming that Mobile Mapping services usually involve the processing of personal data. This blog post summarizes the Belgian DPA's guidance on applying general data protection principles to Mobile Mapping services. … Continue Reading