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.

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On October 21, 2015, the EU-U.S. Privacy Bridge Initiative, a group of transatlantic privacy experts that was convened in April of 2014, released its report on Privacy Bridges – EU and US Privacy Experts in Search of Transatlantic Privacy Solutions.

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On December 14, 2014, the University of Amsterdam and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued a press release about two recent meetings of the EU-U.S. Privacy Bridges Project in Washington, D.C. (held September 22-23, 2014) and Brussels (held December 9-10, 2014). The Privacy Bridges Project is a group of approximately 20 privacy experts from the EU and U.S. convened by Jacob Kohnstamm, Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority and former Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party, to develop practical solutions for bridging the gap between EU and U.S. privacy regimes and legal systems. Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”), and Fred Cate, the Centre’s Senior Policy Advisor are members of this group.

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Recently, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP, a privacy and information policy think tank based in Brussels, London and Washington, D.C., and Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunications company in the world, issued a joint white paper on Reframing Data Transparency (the “white paper”). The white paper was the outcome of a June 2016 roundtable held by the two organizations in London, in which senior business leaders, Data Privacy Officers, lawyers and academics discussed the importance of user-centric transparency to the data driven economy. Continue Reading CIPL and Telefónica Call for Action on New Approaches to Data Transparency

On November 19, 2015, the White House released a fact sheet from the 23rd Annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the Philippines. Under the section on Enhancing Regional Economic Integration, representatives from the U.S. and other APEC economies reinforced their commitment to the ongoing implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system for information controllers.

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On November 20, 2015, Markus Heyder, Vice President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton & Williams LLP, discussed how “transparency is increasingly understood as a core component of addressing the challenges of the modern information economy” and a key catalyst for a productive and innovative information economy in an article entitled Transparency and the Future of Driverless Privacy published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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