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Data Localization in a Chinese Context

In a recent article published in the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Privacy Perspectives, Hunton & Williams partner Manuel Maisog explains why lessons from China's past show that its future should have little room for data localization. This blog entry provides a link to the full article.… Continue Reading

American Chamber of Commerce in China Publishes Policy Spotlight Report on Protecting Data Flows between China and the U.S.

On April 14, 2015, the American Chamber of Commerce in China (“AmCham”) published a report, entitled Protecting Data Flows in the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (the “Report”). The Report is part of AmCham’s Policy Spotlight Series. While in principle addressed to the U.S. and Chinese teams that are currently negotiating the Bilateral Investment Treaty, the … Continue Reading

The Role of Risk Management in Data Protection – From Theory to Practice

On February 12, 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) will host a web conference on The Role of Risk Management in Data Protection – From Theory to Practice. Panelists will include Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”), Fred Cate, Senior Policy Advisor of … Continue Reading

Risk-Based Approach – New Thinking for Regulating Privacy

On February 11, 2015, the International Association of Privacy Professionals Australian New Zealand (“iappANZ”) will host a discussion on the risk-based approach to privacy in Sydney, Australia. Richard Thomas, Global Strategy Advisor for the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams (the “Centre”), will present the Centre’s contributions to this topic including the … Continue Reading

Centre for Information Policy Leadership Discusses Privacy Risk Management at the OECD Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy

Former UK Information Commissioner and Centre for Information Policy Leadership Global Strategy Advisor Richard Thomas was invited to make a presentation at a roundtable on Privacy Risk Management and Next Steps at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 37th meeting of the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy. … Continue Reading

Centre for Information Policy Leadership Points to New ISO Cloud Privacy Standard as “Accountability” Milestone

In an article entitled The Rise of Accountability from Policy to Practice and Into the Cloud published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Bojana Bellamy, President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams, outlines the rapid global uptake of “accountability” as a cornerstone of effective data protection.… Continue Reading

Centre Discusses the Risk-Based Approach to Privacy and APEC-EU Interoperability at IAPP Brussels

At the IAPP's recent Europe Data Protection Congress in Brussels, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams led two panels on the risk-based approach to privacy as a tool for implementing existing privacy principles more effectively and on codes of conduct as a means for creating interoperability between different privacy regimes.… Continue Reading

Centre’s Risk Workshop II in Brussels Emphasizes that Risk-Based Approach to Privacy Does Not Change Legal Obligations but Helps Calibrate Their Effective Implementation

On November 18, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams held the second workshop in its ongoing work on the risk-based approach to privacy and a Privacy Risk Framework. Approximately 70 Centre members, privacy regulators and other privacy experts met in Brussels to discuss the benefits and challenges of the risk-based approach, operationalizing risk assessments within organizations, and employing risk analysis in enforcement. … Continue Reading

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014

Join us at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Data Protection Congress in Brussels, November 18-20, 2014. Hunton & Williams privacy professionals will be featured speakers in the following sessions:… Continue Reading

“One-Stop-Shop” Under the Proposed EU Regulation: A Way Forward

Hunton & Williams LLP and its Centre for Information Policy Leadership submitted a strategy paper on the "one-stop-shop" mechanism to the Article 29 Working Party that proposes a methodology for selecting and defining the role of a lead regulatory authority with the objective of making the one-stop-shop more operational, flexible and viable.… Continue Reading

Centre Reports on 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership’s Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor Markus Heyder reports on the closed session of the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners which took place in Mauritius on October 13 – 16, 2014. Discussions during the closed session focused on the Internet of Things, big data, enforcement cooperation, privacy in the digital age and new conference members.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – September 2014

On September 16, 2014, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. The program covered a number of privacy and data protection topics, including updates in the EU and Germany, highlights on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office annual report and an APEC update.… Continue Reading

APEC Privacy Update – Beijing Meetings

On August 6-10, 2014, the APEC Data Privacy Subgroup and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group met in Beijing to focus on the further implementation of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules system and related work relevant to cross-border interoperability. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams participated as part of the U.S. delegation and provides highlights in this blog entry.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – July 2014

On July 15, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous recordings in the series. … Continue Reading
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