On October 27, 2015, Hunton & Williams LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) will conduct a joint workshop with Nymity on Bridging Disparate Privacy Regimes through Organizational Accountability. As a side event to the 37th International Privacy Conference in Amsterdam during the week of October 26, the workshop is specifically designed to support and further explore the theme of global “Privacy Bridges” that will be discussed at the International Privacy Conference. Organizational accountability is one of the proposed bridges in the Privacy Bridges Report which the international expert group released earlier this week.
At the workshop, regulators and business representatives will focus specifically on the “bridge” of organizational accountability, by (1) examining how accountability systems can help organizations achieve and demonstrate legal compliance, including in the cross-border context; (2) discussing the benefits of accountability systems from the perspective of regulators; and (3) considering emerging best practices in organizational accountability programs and information management programs.
The workshop also will feature a discussion of the aftermath of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s Safe Harbor Decision.
In conjunction with its workshop and the general themes of the International Privacy Conference, CIPL also has released two draft white papers in a series of three papers on protecting privacy in a world of big data: Paper 1, The Role of Enhanced Accountability in Creating a Sustainable Data-driven Economy and Information Society and Paper 2, The Role of Privacy Risk Management. These papers are intended for discussion purposes in Amsterdam and will be supplemented by a third paper in the series on reinterpreting long-standing privacy principles for purposes of big data, the Internet of Things, cloud computing and other modern information use contexts. All three papers will be released in final format at a later date.